Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Thing 27

I have been trying to use Twitter more. I am currently following some colleagues in a parenting group. It is a nice way to get short tidbits for the parenting classes that I teach on the side. I do like the fact that you are limited to only a few characters. I think as a writing tool, this is great for students to see that you can say quite a bit in only a few words. Good writing exercise for word choice. :)
Twitter might also be used for my students to post short recommendations for books in the media center. Need to think about that for next year. With only 25 days of school left this year, not a good time to start a new project.

Thing 26

I went on the 23 things Ning and put the badge on my blog. I really have not found the best way to use a Ning. Our own state organization MEMO has a ning and I have not found that to be any different than the MEMO web site. I use my Facebook page more often as I can communicate with family and friends easier. I will still have to think on how to use a ning with my media department at school. Perhaps that might be a way to use it. Time will tell.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Thing 25 - Widgets

All right, I have now spent 30 minutes playing Bubbles. I can become addicted to games like this. I think I could become lost in exploring games on Widgetbox. I do like the interactivity of a widget on my blog. If someone happens to fall into my blog, they might as well have some fun playing a game. :)

Thing 24

As long as it is Valentine's Day, I thought I should put up a nice conversation heart with my blog. Making an image and saving it to a blog or Facebook or other social sites is so easy. I need to do it more often just to change up the look of my space.

When I am in the midst of this project, I look at others blogs to see how they are doing. I want to spend more time looking and using blogs, but can't seem to find the time. I have a Facebook page due to the last 23 Things, and I use that once in a while, but not very often. I think time is the element that I need to spend more time with blogging, reading and commenting. We will see if I do more as time goes on.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Thing 24 - Back At It Again

I am excited to be back doing more Web 2.0 things. I really did not want to change the layout of my blog. I liked my old one. But I will try this new layout and see if I can come to like it as well. I also need to go back and see if I can remember a few of the old "things." I am always up for a new challenge, so here we go!!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Monday, March 31, 2008

Thing 23 - Is it Really Over?


All good words to describe this experience. If another course like this was offered, I would be there in a heartbeat. I like the idea of posting my blog in the signature of my e-mail. I do think that others might find it interesting to see what I have learned. Or even better, make it my school media blog.

I can't think of a way that this program could be improved. The directions for everything were superb. The activities were appropriate. The outcome was fabulous. I just hope I can keep up with it all before we have Web/Library 3.0!

I am really going to try and find ways to incorporate some of these things into my teaching. I am not sure how yet, but I want my students to have the same enthusiasm for this that I do.

I have so much new knowledge and technical vocabulary that I did not have before. And I have so many new ideas to try.

I will look forward to hearing how everyone that did the entire program felt about it. It would be great to see some of the feedback.

Signing off for now...
But not forever...