Week 4

10 Dec

I don’t see a post for week 4. I did check out the channel 16 streaming video and searched for youtube videos. I kept trying to find Marcia Wines storytelling videos at the library site on youtube only to find out later they had been deleted! What a disappoinment.


Game 19

10 Dec

I really enjoyed exploring a lot of the interesting websites and apps. Some of the websites I already use, such as opentable and sniqueaway. I receive alerts from them as well. Library thing, shelfari and goodreads look very helpful for finding books to read and recording books I have read. I plan to add the cpr and choking app to my phone. DC Rider looks very helpful on those days I take the metro. Lib anywhere sounds very useful when travelling. I already have the library app on my phone. Lots of information is available on the internet when you know where to find it. Thanks for the interesting sites and apps.

Week 8: Elearning

5 Dec

I started a Dell elearning course on email and echat etiquette. I thought it would be helpful for me, since I have been told I sometimes seem too abrupt in email.

Weeks 5, 6 and 7

29 Nov

Week  5:

I signed up for feeds from the Daily Green, Clean Eating and World’s Healthiest foods.

What is clean eating?


What Is Clean Eating? Tuesday, October 30th, 2012 12:48pm Today, November 29th 4:43pm


The soul of clean eating is consuming food in its most natural state, or as close to it as possible. It is not a diet; it’s a lifestyle approach to food and its preparation, leading to an improved life – one meal at a time. 

Eat five to six times a day
Three meals and two to three small snacks. Include a lean protein, plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, and a complex carbohydrate with each meal. This keeps your body energized and burning calories efficiently all day long. 

Drink at least two liters of water a day
Preferably from a reusable canteen, not plastic; we’re friend of the environment here! Limit your alcohol intake to one glass of antioxidant-rich red wine a day.

Get label savvy
Clean foods contain just one or two ingredients. Any product with a long ingredient list is human-made and not considered clean.

Avoid processed and refined foods
This includes white flour, sugar, bread and pasta. Enjoy complex carbs such as whole grains instead.

Know thy enemies
Steer clear of anything high in saturated and trans fats, anything fried or anything high in sugar.

Shop with a conscience
Consume humanely raised and local meats.

Choose organic whenever possible
If your budget limits you, make meat, eggs, dairy and the Dirty Dozen your organic priorities.

Consume healthy fats
Try to have essential fatty acids, or EFAs, every day.


Week 6:  I scanned to email and faxed using the Ricoh.

I also looked at Reston’s calendar of events and viewed meeting room availability on Evanced.

Week 7:  I have a smart phone and have been downloading ebooks over the past year. 

I have a new Ipad and downloaded some ebooks for the first time.  It is much nicer to read the larger screen than on my phone. 

I also took the ebooks training which included downloading to a kindle and nook.

Week 5 of Tech Games

13 Nov

Last week I missed time, but I did look at channel 16 streaming videos and youtube videos at home.  I found FCPLs group of videos and looked at some of them.  I looked and looked for Marcia’s book talks but could not find them.  Now I learn that they have been removed.  How unfortunate!! 


Week 3

1 Nov

So we had a shortened week due to Sandy. 
But this week’s challenges were very basic.  I checked my Outlook account and clicked on join a live meeting.

Italy group

23 Oct

This was my tour group in Italy.