Monday, November 15, 2010
Thing #17 Rollyo
I'm going to talk about how Rollyo helped me in a specialized search. I've been going through some serious h***over the last few days. My little girl started exhibiting some seizure type behaviors and so I took her to her pediatrician who is now referring her to a neurologist. I found a video on YouTube of a baby who was exhibiting the same type of behavior I have been seeing in my Anna. It is known as infantile spasms. Well this really looked like what I was seeing in Anna. I had read somewhere that there is a slightly elevated risk of epilepsy in children with Down Syndrome. I googled "down syndrome and infantile spasms". I didn't come up with much. I went to Rollyo and began to work with it to create a custom searchroll where I can find pertinent sites and save them. I am now experimenting with this in order to help me in my research. With Rollyo I was able to put together a list of sites I would like to search for specific information such as different medical websites, etc. I was then able to come up with a more specific list of helpful sites which could give me info. This is about as far as I got with Rollyo, I am still a little confused as to what else it can do which could help a teacher. I suppose you could conduct a metasearch by telling Rollyo to search only specific kid friendly search engines (Yahoo Kids, etc.) for information and this would leave out some of the irrelevent sites. Other than that, I will read what my fellow students have to say about Rollyo in order to learn more. In the meantime, please pray for my beautiful Anna. I am having a hard time getting her in to see a neurologist. It is ridiculous the amount of time they make you wait to pass referrals back and forth between doctors, etc. One place told me they couldn't get her in until January!!!
Posted by kirstin todd at 12:53 PM