So now that I can leave tabs open when I shut down Firefox knowing they’ll come up again when I bring it back up, I’ve got about 20 tabs that I don’t want to close. So, I gotta clean house again. Here’s some stuff I’ve been reading and wanting to write about but just don’t think I’ll get the time to post about. (And I mean I’m doing all of my shopping online and everything…oy.)
Teachers can also find other classes interested in doing language exchanges with their students. The program most commonly used among Mixxer language partners is Skype. Skype is a program that allows you to call other people using Skype for free. The program is free, provides excellent sound quality and is available for download at www.skype.com. Of course, once you’ve found a language partner, you are free to communicate however you wish. The benefit of this site and its use of Skype, however, is that you can contact your potential partner immediately and directly.
liz ditz says
Liz here from the above mentioned Schools, blogs, Xanga, Myspace….
Dang was I naive! I started the project on Sunday 12/10/05, thinnking I could bang out the whole thing in 2 hours while waiting for my teenaged MySpace-using daughter to wake up. About 14 hours later of composing and posting, I haven’t even gotten to parts V and VI. Sheesh.
I think though the demonization of MySpace is a very important issue for teens, parents and schools. Something about the social networking software is meeting an intense need in kids–otherwise it would not be so popular.
One of my concerns is this: the media alarmism over MySpace tends to fall into a default position of blogging = bad thing. My specific concern is that it will block the use of blogging in the academic sphere, at least at the middle school and high school level. My own position is that blogging-as-an-academic-tool will likewise be demonized.
So have patience with me, who has bitten off more than she knew. The one thing I know from what I’ve researched and written so far is that no one else has taken a global view of these new forms of expression (blogging, social network softwar).
David Muir says
Slightly off topic I know… but am I missing something? You say, “So now that I can leave tabs open when I shut down Firefox knowing they’ll come up again when I bring it back up, I’ve got about 20 tabs that I don’t want to close.” When I close down Firefox, the tabs close too and don’t re-open when I restart. Is it a version thing? Is there an option I have to set somewhere? Have I just misunderstood what you said?
Thanks in advance. 🙂