Thursday, April 5, 2007

Thing # 23 Now I can take Off! Yeah!

There was a "Wow" factor in each discovery of Learning 2. I enjoyed flickr, generators, wiki, podcasts and web tools and of course the YouTube. The collaborative aspects of some of these "Things" were simply awesome and will benefit our system. I look forward to our system taking giant steps towards Library 2. This learning experience brought excitment and it almost felt like a "Treasure Hunt" game! I'm glad I participated and feel good about completing it.
Yes, I would be interested in the next training, but please do not start in the summer as we have our "summer reading programs!"
Thinking about the summer reading program makes me want to take off in that airplane for a long vacation!!

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Thing # 22 eAudiobooks/ NetLibrary

I was kind of familiar with this since I have helped customers get an account. I got myself an account this time. I browsed the Netlibrary by Subject. I looked at the titles under YP non fiction and it had 4 eAudiobooks and one of them was 2002 edition. I also looked at the Health and Medicne category. I liked the "eBook of the month" feature. I did not download any ebook at this time.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Thing # 21 Podcasts

I added Brave and Brass Book Blog feed to my Bloglines. It's a Penguin Podcast site and has interviews with Teen authors to promote books. I enjoyed listening to Anthony Horowitz, he talked about his Strombreaker movie and how he came up with his character Alex Rider for his books. He sounds like a great speaker and his english accent was cool! Wish we could invite him to speak at Cascades!! At some point, I would like to explore Odeo's Studio for creating a podcast that could be used for training purposes and also for teens/children's book clubs where the kids/librarians could podcast their reviews/thoughts on books etc. Adding video would be even better.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Thing #19 Web 2.0 Tools

I took a look at the short list. I played with the real estate's propsmart and found it interesting and helpful, it would be a good site to recommend to someone who is planning a move. I also tried the pageflakes and Etsy. I'm not sure if I'll be using it though. Check out this slide show. This was great, take a look:

Friday, March 9, 2007

Friday, March 2, 2007

Thing # 18: Online Productivity Tools!

This is simply awesome!  Another great collaborative tool! I created Zoho account and then saved a document and published it in my blog! Since it is web based it would be more beneficial than the Microsoft Word processing etc.! What I liked about it is that you can edit the document from your blog as well. !