Sunday, November 12, 2006
Well, what do you know! youtube is down. I did get a chance to look at it previously and i had a look for some videos. It's not too bad, I guess its great for music lovers. The one thing i don't like is that anyone can put anything on there. So some people may not like what is there.
Let me try again. Here's my video clip
Podcasts are good, especially when you can't be bothered reading. I prefer visual information and seeing or hearing someone tell you about something is better than trying to concentrate properly. I think this would be great for training purposes, just like we are learning now. You can find podcasts on just about anything which is great. I guess the speed of your computer plays a big part(i hate when it buffers and you miss half the words)
I had an account with net library awhile ago when we were apart of mc2(what happened to that?) Anyway i joined up again and had a look around. My eyes are getting sore from looking at the screen all the time. I prefer reading from a book, but once again this site provides great information if you do want to listen to an ebook. You can also print out sheets if you need to. This is handy for teaching classes and for leisure purposes. I could see myself using this to learn about programs but as for listening to a novel, i'll take the printed version anyday.
23. The end to a new begining
Well here i am, the last 'thing', so far it's been a great learning experience, i have come up with some great ideas for my training class and learnt about a few sites that i could use personally and that could be used in the library. I didn't know there was so much out there on the internet. I can now add this to my lifelong learning experience and i hope to be able to share my findings with others.
Can't wait for the new list of 'things' :)
This is great, first we had to bring our storage tools(floppy, usb,cd) now all we have to do is save online. The bad thing is when the internet is not working but otherwise a great idea. Here are some other ones i have found.I havn't tried them all but it's worth looking at, especially if you find something useful. Sharing is caring :)
19. web 2.0 awards
I had a look at the list and there are a few that i knew about(from this program and from before) but i think the list itself is great. There are so many sites you can visit and then save to your favourites. As a trainer i think this will come in handy to see what's around and what are the best so i can share my info with others.
I new about wikis but i didn't realise how great this site could be for information enquiries. I am a big google fan and go there for any information, but after looking at wikis i found that some information i couldnt find in google i found in wikis. I guess with everything on the net you have to be careful with whats true or false but i think it's a great start. I just have to get into the habit of searching in more than one place.
I did register for pbwiki but i havn't added anything, but i did put my name on the list on the plcmc pb wiki :), i see a few others have as well so i know im doing something right hehe.
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
13. del.icio.us... what's with the site names. sounds like a cooking site. Anyways, ive set up my account with them and added a few tags.
I have used a few sites to tag my favourties and they all have good things and bad things. Maybe i should make my own site with all the good things put together.
As with Del.icio.us, furl.net is also a good site to tag your sites. Both of them have the option to view what others have tagged, this is great to find sites on specific topics. Delicious has the option to add a toolbar to your browser which makes saving much easier and quicker.
14. Technorati is great for finding blogs that write about what your interested in. it's fun to see what others are writing. I had fun trying some different topics, my hobbies or music interests etc. Great for us internet trainers at YPRL to get some ideas from other people.Think outside the square. hehe
15.I have read all the articles and i think that libraries are changing in the way they deliver information. They all mention good points about web2.0 and the furture of providing information. I think that the way a library used to be percieved will change and that the future will make it an information resource centre rather than a place where only geeky nerds go. (not my opinion, but many young people still think that of libraries.) Although Lalor library seems to be the place to be these days.
Thursday, October 19, 2006
10. Image generators! This is fun. Its amazing what you can find on the internet. With these generators you could make b'day cards , invitations and lots of other things, even use them for scrapblogging hehe ;)
With my images i found a site on the internet that lists heapsssss of image generators. Click here to view site. The trading card and magazine cover was also done with an image generator. Even Mizz Librarian herself was made up from scratch :)
11. Library thing
This could be usefull for cataloguing my own books at home(if i had the time). I think this site is good for making a list of all the books you want to read(online holds list) Another idea is to list all the books you have read, depending on what titles they have on the sytstem.
My list of books. Ive only put 5 down but i'll keep adding more. Another good thing about library thing, you can see who else has the same books on their list and you can search other peoples catalogue. Cool hey!
12. Rollyo Sounds like some sort of rap artist or song hehe.Anyway..... This site is pretty much like having your own personal Google. For instance if you want to search for sites to do with scrapbooking, you can make your own search string and add on sites. If someone else searches for this your search string will come up and they can add that to their rollyo search.
To be honest it all sounds confusing, well to me is does but once you create your account and start playing around with rollyo you will get the hang of it. I guess to me it's like having google and bookmarks all in one account.
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
8 & 9
I have set up my bloglines account and subscribed to a few feeds.
Click here to see my feeds!
I have also joined newsgator which is another site for subscribing to your favorite feeds.
The good thing about RSS feeds is that you don't need to open up screens and screens to check out your sites you regulary visit. You can also search within bloglines and find out what other sites you can subscribe to.
Most sited you visit will have a symbol for RSS feeds and this is how you know that you can subscribe to that site.
I think searching within bloglines or which ever site you have account with is the easiest way. OR you can go to google and search that way as well and then add that to your list whn you log in to bloglines.
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
5. Flickr time. Ive managed to set up my account with them and put up some pictures of lalor library. My flickr address is under lalor library, so maybe you can search for it and see my pics.
To the left i have a pic of some windmills in Mykonos. I went on a contiki tour in 2005 and visited 11 countries in 11 days! and the worst thing it was by bus, so you can imagine how tiring that would be. All worth it though , especially when i look at the beautiful pictures i took.(ill keep adding more since i know how to now :)
6. This was fun! Using yoru own pictures in flickr or any pictures found on the internet, you can make some funky designs to your own pictures. Here's a couple i did of lalor library. I made a trading card, magazine cover and a mosaic of my pictures. I used fd's flickr toys to help me find some interesting mashups.
7. Just before this program started i had a hobby , scrapbooking. Well i must tell you that's sortof on hold for the moment. Lack of motivation, BUT i found a site that combined both scrapbooking and blogging. How cool!
Scrapblog ,I am a member of this webiste and i havn't logged in for a while but when i did today i found out that they have updated their site and now you need to be INVITED to use it. Luckily i still have my previous account and i can see what they have done to improve this site.
The good thing about this blog is that you can edit all your pics and blog about them at the same time. It's great for those who love pictures. I have heaps of pics at home and now with digital cameras i don't need to scan anything i just upload my picture and then transform it to my desire. You can also import your photos from Flickr.
It uses a program(scrapblog builder) that has many designs to create the perfect scrapblog of your pictures. It's free and all you need it to downloand the scrapblog builder(it's a web based application) and have your pics ready.
Here's an example of my amateur scrapblog picture. CLICK HERE
YEA!! TO FINISHING WEEK 3
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
3. Setting up a blog. Well here i am using my blog which i have set up. Like most things the more you learn about something the more you enjoy it. The only thing i new about blogs was that it was like an online diary for everyone to read, but now after using it and reading more about it i know it can be used to promote so many other things than personal tellings.
4. Well we can't register on the official site for learning 2.0 but i have registered for the program through the intranet at YPRL.
I guess all the introductions have been done and it's time to move on and have some fun.
Thursday, September 28, 2006
My first blog
1. Ive read about the library 2.0 program and i am glad to be a part of it. There are so many things to learn and being a person who gets bored easily, im sure this will keep my brain occupied for a while.
2. Life long learners. I listened to the podcast on life long learning and found it a good start to the program. Thinking back through the years i realise i am a life long learner and everyday brings something new. I used to do folk dancing for fun, now i realise it was a learning step in my life which i was taut and then used my skills to teach others. I guess it's those simple things you don't think about that make everyone a life long learner.