Brainstormed some ideas of where I could start looking for resources. Decided I wanted to focus on the social channels, where the information would be brought directly to me, along with online video training via Adobe TV and Lynda.com.
- Went to Facebook and Twitter and subscribed to the Flash Catalyst feeds / fan pages.
- Went to Lynda.com to search and bookmark the online training.
- Went to Adobe TV and put two 1:1 training video casts onto my homepage for quick viewing.
- Wanted to search out some blogs to get views from the trenches and real-world applications. This will be an ongoing search; hopefully social media can help me out.
Realized after looking through my list how web-heavy all of the resources were. Decided I’d like to have an offline option should the need arise. Searched Peachpit.com, found and ordered a copy of Flash Catalyst Classroom in a Book. I think I’ve got enough resources to get started on the journey.
The Technical College wanted to feature my Bio and picture in the Fall Catalog. Spent today’s time getting that together.
Hard to focus and got sidetracked a bit. Started brainstorming on how I’d like to structure the curriculum instead of learning the application. I can see now, that it will be hard to separate the two moving forward. As I learn Flash Catalyst, I need to be aware of how I see things through the eyes of a student. The questions and wonderings that I have now are sure to occur during class.
I leave for vacation tomorrow to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northern Minnesota. I will be completely disconnected so didn’t want to get into the application as I won’t retain it anyway; decided to take the day off.
I’m canoeing and fishing the beautiful lakes of northern Minnesota. Flash Catalyst is probably the first last thing on my mind!