Friday, September 21, 2007

Friday, September 14, 2007

Week 9, Thing 23

I have finally made it! It is finished! I'm so glad this is finished, and I have a real sense of accomplishment for doing so, it's been a rollercoaster but I finally have a new appreciation for technology after given the time to try some of these things out.

  • What were your favorite discoveries or exercises on this learning journey? I really enjoyed Pandora, Flickr, reading other library blogs, and I loved my Library Thing and avatar.
  • How has this program assisted or affected your lifelong learning goals? I have less of a fear of technology because I feel like I now have a grasp on what is out there and how I can use it. Some of it will actually make my life simpler.
  • Were there any take-aways or unexpected outcomes from this program that surprised you? I am going to go home and use Pandora right away, and I did not expect this program to inspire me to use technology (the Internet, specifically) for leisure other than surfing the Web.
  • What could we do differently to improve upon this program’s format or concept? Other than maybe clarifying some directions or having fewer password programs, I thought it was very helpful and informative. I like how we got the time to actually try some of these things out as an assignment to justify our exploration, not just for fun. It made us take the time to do this.
  • And last but not least… If we offered another discovery program like this in the future, would you again chose to participate? Definitely!
  • How would you describe your learning experience in a few words or a few sentences, so we can share our successes and promote this program? This program allowed me to take the time and explore the resources that are available for work, school, and leisure, and I would definitely do it again. I liked how everyone was excited to do their blogs and getting to read fellow staff member blogs to read their interpretation of the exercises we completed.

Anyway... so glad I'm finished, and I made it before the deadline.

Week 9, Thing 22

Almost there!

As far as downloadable books, I do not think I will ever try to download them because I do not have a compatible music player and I would rather read a book than listen to one in my car, because I'm a music while driving fan.

However, I like how the library subscribes to Overdrive and allows patrons to use this service because some people prefer audiobooks, and this is very helpful for them.

Week 9, Thing 21

Podcasting... maybe it's just me, but I still have issues with Bloglines. I did enjoy my Yahoo experience and did find a Yahoo podcast called "Children's Book Radio" which I think is pretty neat. This obviously has library applications. However, I do not see myself as a podcast audience person, no offense, it's just not me.

Week 9, Thing 20

I have seen some YouTube clips that are pretty amusing... but I love how I can watch my old school Nickolodeon shows of the 1990's with ease, like "Salute Your Shorts," a personal favorite of mine. Fun, fun, fun... I'm looking forward to watching more clips.

Week 8, Thing 19

From the Web 2.0 Awards... I present to you the best little website for radio ever! I cannot wait to buy new speakers for my computer so I can take advantage of this awesome little site! My best friend casually mentioned this site when I was on vacation and I never explored the web very much, but trying it here today made me fall in love with this site. I cannot wait to recommend it to everyone I know that spends time on the computer. Here's the handy link...
Pandora. com .

Thanks again 23 Things!

Week 8, Thing 18

Well... did you miss me, it's been forever and I'm sorry, but life happens as does going back to school. Excuses, Excuses... so here we go again...

GoogleDocs. This is so practical for me! I have always wanted to work on documents on the Web at an internet cafe at school where you can borrow laptops, but they do not have Microsoft Office, so I cannot get anything accomplished besides surfing the Web. Plus, using Google means I can use my old blogger name so I do not have to remember another password/username. Thank you 23 Things for showing me a way to be productive while sipping my coffee in the cafe. I will tell all my friends so they can work on projects too!

I heart Thing 18!