Although I was quite the slacker with this class, I really enjoyed it and learned a lot. I was familiar with most topics, well; I had at least an idea about what they were. This class provided me with the opportunity to explore and really learn many of the latest Web 2.0 tools. The class, wiki, and book are all valuable resources that I will return to often. I would suggest to the next group who takes the course for credit to create a personal timeline for when assignments are due. I know there has to be others out there like me that need that. I thought I was a great online learner since I my master’s was all online, but ever course had strict due dates that I faithful adhered to. Apparently, I am not a good online learner without due dates. Thanks for holding this informative class.
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
I love audio books. I use to listen to them often on my commute in
I, personally, would have trouble reading an ebook. Like holding a book in my hand and reading it in many places. It is not so easy to do on a computer (I know there are readers). The one benefit of getting an eBook from the Gutenberg Project is that it is free and it would probably be a book that most of my patrons may not have an interest to read. I did see the Grimm Brothers Fairy Tales that I am downloading. I think it would be interesting to compare the original with more recent versions.
When I searched Podcast Alley for “library,” the results were more for college libraries and public among others not really related to libraries. I added the TechSavvyGirlz podcast to my RSS feed and included it in my podcasts in iTunes. I like that it is young girls using technology and it can show other young students that they could do it too.
I had already subscribed to Just Vocabulary podcast through iTunes that I thought would be beneficial to me. I like that the pronunciation, definition, and use is covered. It ends with a review of a previous word. I also have They Might be Giants Friday Night Podcast for Families. It is fun and young students would enjoy the music.
TeacherTube seemed very slow to even return search results when I was exploring and my connection was at an excellent level. There are too many ads but that is to be expected from a free site. There really did not seem to be many videos on subjects I was searching (research skills, Dewey, etc). One good thing about TeacherTube is that
I liked the Sock Monkeys Do the Dewey System video:
There was another video about the Dewey Decimal System that was a great idea for a lesson. Sixth grade students were assigned a Dewey class to write a song or poem about with a partner.
I think the copyright tips on TeahcerTube are a good thing to have on a school library web site. They would just need to be modified to fit the library's needs.
I could not get through to the Alaska Digital Pipeline’s toll free number to get a password on my cell phone, probably because it is a
I explored what I could on the site and found that the Alaska Digital Pipeline is similar to POWER Library (
When I taught in
Monday, July 28, 2008
Guess How Much I love You -1162
Wild About Books – 201
My Friend Rabbit – 208
No, David! – 523
Where the Wild Things Are – 3287
I like that LibraryThing includes recommendations related to the books I added. It also includes book reviews by members, book descriptions from Amazon.com, and various covers of the title. All my books had conversations about them from members. I think this is a good site to get recommendations for related books for books that students enjoy.
My library - http://www.librarything.com/catalog/lydia27
Saturday, July 26, 2008
I plan on exploring other Zoho tools such as:
- Zoho Show
- Zoho Notebook
- Zoho Wiki
You can even insert an image like other word processing programs:
Photo of a wild iris along bike path in Girdwood, AK.
I posted this directly from Zoho Writer but needed to edit it because the emotions button did not appear. The word cool did instead.