Sunday, September 7, 2008

Thing 23 Evaluation

23 Things on a Stick was great. I learned a lot. Some of the things were just really fun to play with like the photo sharing things. Other things were good for school, like the ELM tools and some of the NING stuff might give me good ideas for school in the future. I hope the 23 things site stays live because I can see myself referring back to it throughout the year. Either to remember how to do something or remember some of my options. I would for sure do something like this again. Maybe one geared specifically toward school libraries next summer. Someone at MEMO should do one.

Thing 22 Keeping Up

Keeping up will be a challenge. I'll try to write in my blog at least once a week. I'll try to use at least two new things I learned in the media center this year.

I added the link to Blue Skunk Blog here. I couldn't find the rss feed icon on his site. I added this one because Doug Johnson is a name I hear a lot from people who seem to know what they are talking about.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Thing 21 Other Social Networking

I joined the NING group and also a library teacher group. This social networking is maybe more fun than I had thought it would be. It was exciting to have people request to be my friends. I might find some good teaching ideas in the library teacher group. I saw an on-line reading group discussion on one of the sites. I think that sounds like fun. I might try it with my older students.


Find more photos like this on 23 Things on a Stick

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Thing 20 - Facebook and My Space

I think it is important for me to know about these sites, but they are not my thing. Even looking at the different libraries sites didn't interest me. I do think it is a valuable tool for some library patrons. Libraries need to appeal to people on many different levels. If a my space page from the library gets you interested in the library that is great.

Library 2.0 tools will be even more important in my community this fall with the closing of two of our branch libraries. With the physical proximity to the library building gone, many will have to rely on electronic access. Very sad.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Thing 19 Podcasting

I looked at the MPR website and found the Grammar Graters podcasts. I included an RSS feed on my blog. It is good to keep practicing how to add these things so I don't forget how. It would be fun to do book review podcasts with the kids in the library. I downloaded Audacity and I have been playing around with that. I'll try to get my own kids to record something and post it on my blog. My only problem with podcasts is that I have a hard time sitting still to listen to them. I should try putting them on my ipod. Then I can listen on the go.