Friday, August 29, 2008
I think I said most of what I wanted to say in my previous blog. I do think that I am more comfortable with the internet now. Before I just used it for e-mail, pictures and card catalog. The internet world is BIGGGGG! I really enjoyed creating this blog. It is fun to change it around and add stuff to it. I love my iGoogle page!! I like challenges and learning new things, so if you offered More Things, I probably would try to to that too. My experience here was challenging and awsome.
Well, I am just about finished. I have worked really hard this summer to get through this program. There were many hours spent going back to the library in the evenings to work on this. But I am glad I was able to do all 23 things. I managed to figure out each one on my own, sometimes more successfully that others! But I learned alot. Now comes the hard part of continuing on. I was at my other school job yesterday. There was a high school student there helping out. She was impressed that I had a blog and was on FaceBook. That was a nice feeling to know that I could keep up with them! There are so many sites that I didn't explore as I went through the 23 Things, that I think I will go back to look at more of them as I have time. I was glad to see in the newsletter that 23 Things will be around for quite awhile. When I only work 3.5 hours a day at the library, it will be hard to find 15 minutes for this, but I will try. At our elementary school I found that many of the sites I have been visiting this summer are blocked. Oh well.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
The 23 Things on a Stick site was very interesting. It was fun to see familiar names in the Pioneerland section. I think I will add the RSS to my webpage. When I watched Building a Social Networking Environment at the Library, I saw some good ideas that I would like to try in the future.
I set up a FaceBook account because I knew my children had already set up theirs. It wasn't too hard. It will be interesting in the future as I explore it more to find new contacts. I think FaceBook is very easy to use and it looks more adultish, someone my age is not afraid to join. I joined Library 2.0 Interest Group because I think I should like to see what other 23ers are saying. Next I added Libraries Using FaceBook Pages. It will be interesting to see if there are any ideas I can find there that we can use. As I was on that page, I saw FaceBook Applications for Libraries, which looked good, so I added that too. I will have to explore that later.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
I listened to BookLust, St Cloud State Episode 10, Podcast.com, and Minitex - Tom's Podcast. I liked the St Cloud site the best, probably because we are so close to St Cloud. I watched the podcast about Sara Martini. I work in an elementary media center also, and we have always wondered how they make the MHL selections. She answered a lot of questions we had. I know I don't want to get involved with podcasts, but it sure would be a good idea for our Odyssey of the Mind kids at school to try. I will have to give this idea to my supervisor.