Friday, July 9, 2010

Blog Post 10

I actually watched the above video a few weeks ago and attempted to use symbaloo to establish my PLN. I loved the vibrant colors and this particular 7th grader made it "seem" user-friendly. However, when I attempted to organize my PLN using this website, it was not as user-friendly as I expected. After speaking with a few classmates, I opted to use netvibes. Netvibes allows me to track the sites that I have selected in real-time. I might attempt to use symbaloo in the future. However, it will not be the near future. It still amazes me to see young people who are so tech savvy.

Two questions that can change your life from Daniel Pink on Vimeo.

My Sentence: I change lives one day at a time through my compassion, ambition, and love for Jesus.

My Motivation: Even as a child, I knew that one day I would become a teacher. By understanding who I am, I am confident that my footsteps are ordered by Jesus. Everyday I strive for excellence and encourage those around me to do the same. I believe that I am in this world for a purpose and with a purpose. Therefore, I live in a sense of expectancy. I understand that it is never about me, but it is always about Jesus. So, as I live life, I live each day to the fullest. As a future educator, I conduct myself as an educator. I walk as an educator, I talk as an educator, and I dream as an educator. Yes, I anticipate the day that I hear my name called and I walk across the stage to receive my diploma. However, the diploma will only confirm what I already know about myself.

Was I Better Today Than Yesterday?
Definitely, because of my yesterday, I am determined to make my today greater. I am in no way perfect, but I do strive for perfection.


  1. Way to think ahead Gina. I like Symbaloo but the great thing about the web is that we almost always have other choices.

    Awesome sentence. I really enjoyed reading your post. Have your read, "The Purpose Driven Life," by Rick Warren. I think you would like what he has to say.

    Keep up the good work. SS

  2. Thanks Mr. Sullivan. Actually, I have not read "The Purpose Driven Life." My mother is currently reading the book with her coworkers and has also suggested that I read it. Now I'm curious, I will definitely check it out. Thanks for your kind words and the book recommendation!

  3. Gina, thank you for providing an alternative to Symbaloo! I think a lot of us had trouble using the site. I will have to try to Netvibes because I want a better way to organize my PLN.

    Also, I love your sentence. I believe that everyone on Earth has been given a gift by God, and once we've recognized it, we can begin to fulfill it. Mine is caring for people (part of the reason I want to become an educator). You seem to have it all in tune, you know exactly what your talents are and how you want to use them.

    -Laura Ashley