Tuesday, October 30, 2007


Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Week 9, Thing 23

1.What were your favorite discoveries or exercises on this learning journey?
Check out Jaclyn's Favorites on Maryland's Sandbox Wiki. Most of these I will keep on using in the future because I enjoy them. Yes, I even like using Wiki now.

2.How has this program assisted or affected your lifelong learning goals?
I have another resource now. Before, when I did research for myself I didn't use the Internet that much because I worked at the one of the branches and it was easy to find a book, or two, or ten that I could check out and I was good. Since 2.0 I've found more options on the Internet that i actually enjoy using.

3.Were there any take-aways or unexpected outcomes from this program that surprised you?
There were some site that I wasn't fond of compared to others but that's because I see a need to use all of them. They just didn't catch my eye like the others. But I'm glad to know about them. Maybe I'll find a reason for those site to use in the future.
The only unexpected event that happened was some random guy from South Korea posted a comment on my blog that was a random comment that had nothing to do with what I was blogging about. It just proves my point that I was making about blogs about how it's a little scary that everyone with an Internet connection can see what your blogging about. That's why people should be careful about how much personal information you put on these things.

4.What could we do differently to improve upon this program’s format or concept?And last but not least…
Overall, I wouldn't change a thing. I'm not sure if this is what you want but when I looked at the participants for other counties some of them labeled the participants under their name (ex. Jane D., Mark W.)instead if the web address. Some even put aberration of the branches next to the names. I liked that so it's easier to find a fellow co-worker.

5.If we offered another discovery program like this in the future, would you again chose to participate?
Definitely yes. I enjoyed learning about all the different site that I can use to personally and for work. I've never really paid attention to site like fickr or del.icio.us or LibraryThing before because I either didn't know about them or I didn't want to take the time to learn about them on my own. Now I love them and now when I'm planning things in the future I'm thinking "I can use this site for this and that on for this" I love see the possibilities.

6.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?
Enlightening! I'm so glad I participated. It was a great learning experience.

Week 9, Thing 22: Overdrive and NetLibrary

I Love Them! But I think I love Overdrive more....maybe it was because it was the first one I looked at or maybe it's because it already works with the MD book site that is on CCPL website. The overview for both of them are great. They went into great detail, explaining everything very clearly. It seems so easy.

I have major plans for that MP3 Player. I can't wait!

Week 9, Thing 21 Podcasting

I thing we could really use this in the Library. We could use it to post librarian book reviews or preview to storytimes and puppet shows on our website. Or use it some way to get customers interested in coming to the library.

Out of the three podcaster I liked yahoo podcaster the best. I could listen to the episodes with no problem. The only problem I had with this one was that I could not subscribe to broadcast. When I have a little more time I go back to it and figure out what I did wrong and get it on my bloglines.

Week 9, Thing 20: Youtube

My brother is the first one to introduce me to youtube or maybe in way my finance... i dunno. But when my brother first showed me it was great, because we were watching these music video by OK Go- Here it Goes Again. We watch video, I don't know how many time, just for amusement and to trying to show everyone in the family. I think Youtube great way for people to express themselves and just have fun. Though I do think the people who do the Lego version of everything, *(yes I mean everything from parts of Harry Potter to a version of the music video I posted above) have a little too much time on there hand. Well at least there not doing anything harmful.

One way we could use this in the library is too tape some of our puppet shows and post them on our website after they have finished, for those children who didn't get to see them or want to see them again.

This video is great!

Week 8, Thing 19: Netvibes

Okay. Yes, I chickened out and went to the short list of websites and just found the winners. Meh. In my random search of them I found Netvides and fell in love with this site. I enjoy how everything is on one page and I don't have to go from site to site to check my different email accounts, and I can see some news and find out what is going on in the world. I will be making this my homepage when I finally get an computer of my own(hopefully soon!)It will make everything faster. The only concern I have with this site is all my usernames and passwords saved to this site. But I guess it's no more of an risk than any of the other site.

Week 8, Thing 18: Zoho Writer

This is really neat. I like how everything is online. It makes it easier to find and organize anywhere you go. I feel like I dont have to get extra programs on my computer now that I know about this. They have there version of Word, Excel, and Powerpoint. It's cool