Monday, April 7, 2008
I found that the 23 things on a stick project was challenging, interesting and very fun to do. I have learned alot by participating in it. I plan on keeping up with some of it. I might even start a blog page for my library for my patrons to use and to keep in touch with library happenings. I plan on using my google reader to keep informed. I will also check in with some of the other sites for librarians from time to time. I also plan to use the online tagging and calendar sites to help me with my job. So not only did I learn more about the internet and what's out there but I also plan on using many of my new skills that I didn't even know existed.
Friday, April 4, 2008
I checkout a few of these social networking sites. They all look interesting but I think they are mainly for people with alot of time on their hands. I really don't think I will join one as I am not really that fond of being connected to a computer so much. Being connected at work if often times enough computer usage for me.
I'm not sure what I think of social networks. I know I'm not sure if I like so much information about myself out there on the web. I know they are very popular with the kids and my own son uses them. I signed up for a facebook account how ever the site would not recognize my email address so it didn't find any friends for me. I also signed up as a member for the American Library page. I also checked out my space and the library pages there but I didn't like the site as much as I liked the facebook site.
Thursday, April 3, 2008
I tried out the podcasts and found that a couple of them would not download onto my computer. However the NPR podcast site worked great. I listed to a couple of their podcasts and then I downloaded one to my blog. I found it very easy to do. It would be a great way to stay current with the news.
I checked out both you tube and google videos. I found both sites were easy to use but there is alot of stuff on both of them. I probably won't use them much as they are pretty much for entertainment. However it is nice to know that you can post video on your blog and how to do it so that if you wanted to post something you can. It was easy to post following the instructions you provided.
Friday, March 28, 2008
I tried out all of the various aspects of elm. I was already familiar with many of the different things they offer as I have already used may of the different features. I like the way elm works and how easy it is to use. I have already help many of my patron find articles and items on elm. However I was not able to view any of the video links that were set up. I downloaded the apple viewer but the video did not download on to my computer. I was disappointed in that.