September 14, 2007

Thing 23: In Closing

I'm done!
What a ride. Some of the greatest activities included some playing...Flickr, Meez, LibraryThing and YouTube. Some of the hardest 'challenges' were Rollyo, and Technorati. And some of the activities that will need re-visiting were podcasts and audiobooks.
Overall the experience was positive and I learned A LOT. Do it all over again? Certainly!
Good luck!

Thing 22: Audibooks

Audiobooks are a great alternative to traditional print IF you have the technology to use them. I did take a look at OverDrive and found several book titles of interest but do not have the ability to download. Another time, another place.

Thing 21: Podcasts

I used Yahoo podcast search and found one or two possibilities. Quite disappointing tho, it seems I can't listen due to missing plugins. Oh well, we learn thru the process, correct? I'll add the feeds and try again later at home or when we're updated at the branch.
I like some of the ideas out there suggesting book review or club podcasts, how about instructional podcasts similar to the one-on-one classes for using the catalog or databases?

September 13, 2007

Thing 20: YouTube

Captain Underpants
is one of the lesser know superheroes adored by many a reluctant reader.
Go Captain Underpants!!

September 12, 2007

Thing 19: Web 2.0 Awards List of my favorite crafty sites was on the list..and won second place for retail sites! This site is awesome if you're into crafts. The site is a place for crafters to sell their wares online. The best feature of the site is the ability to search the items by tags (we've heard that term over and over). You can combine title, material and/or description tags to search for items of interest. I like to use the site myself to look for craft ideas. Awesome!

Thing 18: Online Productivity Tools

Played with Zoho and Google Documents...great for starting new BUT frustrating with an 'uploaded' or pre-existing doc. The formatting differed a great deal from the original Word and OpenOffice documents I chose to play with. Also, being 'online' there was some time lags involved with the site refreshing. Overall, I liked Zoho a little more. Nice layout, more icons and the ability to view the doc as a webpage.
Great choice for those customers that are disk- or USB-less.

September 11, 2007

Thing 17: Learning 2.0 SandBox Wiki

I was expecting a little more...sand castles at least. Maybe as the community grows?