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Christal Thompson
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How Did a Bogus "Vicky Lake" Send an Email from this PLN?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Christal Thompson Feb 20, 2011. 3 Replies

I received an email this morning from the Educator's PLN from a "Vicky Lake" who looked like a member until just a couple of minutes ago. She was on the Member's page, but had no information. Now she…Continue

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Christal Thompson commented on Thomas Whitby's video
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"This was creative ... thanks for sharing."
Jan 19, 2012
Christal Thompson replied to Christal Thompson's discussion How Did a Bogus "Vicky Lake" Send an Email from this PLN?
"I got the email this morning while I was online, and I looked right away and saw that she was listed as a member, but with no information (only 30303). Then I saw that she had joined quite a few groups from the Latest Activity section on the right.…"
Feb 20, 2011
Thomas Whitby replied to Christal Thompson's discussion How Did a Bogus "Vicky Lake" Send an Email from this PLN?
""vicky lake" is not a member of this site. I am trying to track it down but from what I can determine we have no record of the existence of a "vicky lake""
Feb 20, 2011
Christal Thompson replied to Christal Thompson's discussion How Did a Bogus "Vicky Lake" Send an Email from this PLN?
"Okay ... I see that "she" signed up, joined lots of groups on this PLN, and then sent the emails from the groups. Spammers are extremely annoying and have no use."
Feb 20, 2011
Christal Thompson posted a discussion

How Did a Bogus "Vicky Lake" Send an Email from this PLN?

I received an email this morning from the Educator's PLN from a "Vicky Lake" who looked like a member until just a couple of minutes ago. She was on the Member's page, but had no information. Now she has been deleted. What really surprises me is that she sent the email from the Educator's PLN (or what looked legitimately from here) and requested that I click on a Website ... "I get these free all the time! You can too!"  The email looked valid but obviously wasn't. How did this get…See More
Feb 20, 2011
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Jan 21, 2011
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Jan 16, 2011
Christal Thompson and Scott Newcomb are now friends
Jan 16, 2011
Christal Thompson posted a blog post

Viewing Videos on the Web Without the Extra "Stuff"

Viewing Videos on the Web Without the Extra "Stuff" There are times in the classroom that teachers would like to play YouTube videos for their students but they don't want the "other stuff" around the video also displayed. This extra stuff can come in the form of inappropriate comments, ads, and additional videos on the side of the main video. There is a Web2.0 tool called …See More
Jan 3, 2011
Christal Thompson commented on Christal Thompson's blog post Share Files From Work, Home, and Your Phone
"Hi Yvonne, I really like Dropbox too! Thank you for sharing how you use it to archive files. I am curious if you use it to share with the teacher you mentioned at the other school.   Christal"
Jan 3, 2011
Christal Thompson left a comment for Matt Arend
"Hello Matt, Thank you for the "heads up" on EdCampPlano. I am now following on Twitter and will check out the Website. Christal"
Jan 3, 2011
Matt Arend left a comment for Christal Thompson
"edcamp is coming to Texas...Please follow @edcampplano on twitter and then check out http://ow.ly/3vlJP #edcampplano"
Dec 28, 2010
Yvonne Mason commented on Christal Thompson's blog post Share Files From Work, Home, and Your Phone
"I just love Dropbox. A teacher at another school and I use it to archive lesson plans, strategies, and ideas. We really use the sharing feature a lot!"
Dec 21, 2010
Christal Thompson commented on Diane Dahl's group Brain Based Teaching
"Diane, Interestingly she could only hand-write the test (her teacher wouldn't let her type it). She told me she would think of the positions of her fingers on the keys. This student also told other students who were having trouble with…"
Dec 8, 2010
Christal Thompson commented on Christal Thompson's blog post Share Files From Work, Home, and Your Phone
"Hi Paula, Your situation really showcases how applications such as Dropbox can be beneficial. I personally shudder at the thought of a reinstall. (I haven't had to do this in years). I only use Dropbox now for files that I am accessing in…"
Dec 8, 2010
Paula Lee Bright commented on Christal Thompson's blog post Share Files From Work, Home, and Your Phone
"I discovered an additional value to using Dropbox. My iMac was recently corrupted somehow and I had to do a clean reinstall. No problem, right? I have a backup using @Apple's Time Machine. Problem: When I next went to the file where I keep my…"
Dec 7, 2010

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Share Files From Work, Home, and Your Phone

Posted on December 5, 2010 at 8:36pm 4 Comments

Share Files From Work, Home, and Your Phone

Have you ever had the situation where you had a file at work and wanted to edit it at home? Then to get it back at work you either had to email it to yourself or put it on a flash drive? There is a free service on the Web called Dropbox and its purpose is to…

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Radical ... But Not New ...

Posted on November 23, 2010 at 2:44pm 0 Comments

This is my first blog post on The Educator's PLN ... I thank you for not closing this window!



My name is Christal Thompson and I have taught for 10 years. Currently I teach "high octane" high school sophomores through seniors computer programming. Prior to teaching I was a computer analyst/programmer and systems designer for 15 years.



I am just about finished with my M.Ed. (only two weeks left!) in Curriculum & Instruction - Technology. For my…

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