Here I am, starting my second semester as a graduate student with Educational Technology at Boise State University. In my first semester, I took EDTECH 502 course - "Internet for Educators". Learned a great deal - basics of HTML and CSS, became experienced with Dreamweaver and Firefox - Adobe's web authoring and editing software, became a blogger with Wordpress.org (my first blog is in Russian, but your are welcome to visit!), created my own home-page and a few Web-based educational activities, and have got SO MANY ideas to explore and implement during the course of the study. This Fall I am enrolled in EDTECH 501 - "Introduction to Educational Technology" and EDTECH 512 - "Online Course Design." Just into the first week of the semester, and we were introduced yet to another technology - Animoto.com. It was great to work on the assignment and I am already considering using the program in my ESL Reading/Writing class - to create a visual "Hamburger" model to teach a paragraph structure. Stay tuned! Another idea - blogging in the ESL classroom. I would like to implement in it my writing classes, too. Have a great semester, everyone!