Sunday, January 31, 2010

Thing #6 Mash ups and 3rd Party Sites

I spent a long time exploring Mash ups and 3rd Party sites. I have to admit, I am still a little confused about API's and Apps. I had some problems with Huge Labs accepting my membership. After signing up and trying to create a mosaic of my wedding day, I kept getting kicked off. When I tried to sign in again, it wouldn't take my password. When I had my password sent to my email, (it was a new one) it wouldn't work either. I finally had to re-sign up under a different email address. I looked at several web apps but couldn't navigate very easily to try any of them. I really enjoyed Bookr. As a librarian, I could see using this at all grade levels. I created a Kindergarten book that students could easily create after our field trip to the zoo. Here is the link but I'm not sure if it works. Zoo Animals by Mrs. De Luna

I also tried jigsaw and created this puzzle of my daughter Lindsey. And of course I had to make a trading card of my trip to New York. It would be fun to do one for each place I visit over the years. Overall I would say this was a great learning experience but I still have a lot to learn!

Also, can anyone tell me how I put these images embedded in the middle of my print instead of at the top?

1 comment:

  1. There is definitely a learning curve with this new technology. Arranging items on the page has been difficult for me too. I find that the more I practice and explore, the more I learn. I tend to learn more by making a mistake and then figuring out how to fix it.