Tuesday, August 4, 2009
This program has assisted my lifelong learning goals by showing me how much more is out there. Although I felt knowledgable about electronic resources I learned so much about how many more were available.
The main "take-a-way" from this program is probably the use of blogs and wikis for educational use. I had never realized all of the possibilities that a blog or wiki had; especially for a library program.
The format of this program was very effective to me. I am a hands on learner so reading about it then actually doing it was a great way for me to learn in such a way that I will actually be able to apply it.
I would absolutely participate in another program like this in the future. After seeing the abundance of resources out there tht I had never even heard of I realize the need to keep more current.
23 Things To Keep Your Current in a 24 Hour World!
Saturday, August 1, 2009
I think this a great networking and idea site. It is a great resource for new ideas or answers to questions and problems. The site did have a few places where people had just posted 'ugly' comments but for the most part it was easy to use and very helpful.
Thursday, July 30, 2009
This technology was fun to explore for personal use but there are so many things you could use it for as a Librarian. You could easily create tutorials, read-alouds, or videos about library rules - just to name a few things. This software was very easy to download and use (once I got my microphone working.) I plan to play with this program a lot more during the upcoming school year!
There are so many videos out there for educational use. The videos are funny and educational. Having so many video resources available can make teaching or enhancing lessons so much fun.
Check out this funny Dewey Decimal video I found at TeacherTube:
Lulu (http://www.lulu.com/) is also a great site. This would be a great tool to use for school fundraisers by selling class or school created books. It is also great for aspiring writers to 'publish' their own books.
Biblio (http://www.biblio.com/) is a great alternative to amazon. Although I love Amazon it is often hard to find used & out of print books. This would be a great site to use for text books, collectors books or just for cheaper prices in some cases.
- You can upload existing documnets or create your own
- Edit documents simultaneously
- Keep track of who made changes to a document and when
- Publish the documents as webpages or into a blog (easily)
- Control who can see your pages.
- Access the information anywhere from any computer!!