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Sunday, August 12, 2007

Week 9: Podcasts, Video & Downloadable Audio

#20. Discover YouTube and a few sites
#22. eBooks and Audio eBooks
#23. Summarize your thoughts about this program.

I embedded a video from TeacherTube that I thought was funny. It wasn’t hard to do after I figured out how to copy the HTML and where to put it on my blog. I feel very techi being able to do this!

I added a podcast that I created using Audacity and uploaded to ourmedia. It took a long, long, time for me to figure out how to do this, I learned a lot in the process. On itunes I really liked the podcast “Grammar Girl” and the “National Geographic” video podcasts.

I enjoyed looking around the World eBook website but I had trouble trying to download an mp3 ebook to play on my ipod.
www.Podiobooks.com was an easy to use site that I was able to easily subscribe to an ongoing story through itunes.

This Web2.0 course has been awesome! I have learned so much by taking the time each week to explore the recommended sites. I was able to go at my own pace and spend more time in the areas that were new to me. I wish the course would be updated every so often with new sites and tasks so that I could keep learning! School is starting next week and I am excited to share with teachers many of the ideas that have come from this course. I love technology!

Friday, August 10, 2007

Week 8: Online Applications & Tools

#18. Take a look at some online productivity tools.

#19. Take a look at LibraryThing and catalog some of your favorite books.

Zoho Writer was easy to use and had more options than Googledocs. Zoho has the Online web applications creator that I played around with but it was a little complicated to me. I looked at the Zoho wiki creator, I still prefer wikispaces. Zoho looks like a great web-based writing application and I’m going to try using it in the future in place of Googledocs and see, which I prefer.
I went to LibraryThing and enjoyed cataloging some of my own books. I couldn’t believe how easy it was! When I read the directions for #19 my first thoughts were that I really didn’t want to catalog, I do it enough at work! I also enjoyed getting book recommendations based on the titles from my collection. I will definitely use LibraryThing again!

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Week 7: Wikis

#16. Learn about wikis and discover some innovative ways that libraries are using them.
#17. Add an entry to the Learning 2.0 SandBox wiki.

I have been using wikis this past year and I am always looking for new ways to incorporate them in my collaborative lessons. The California 2.0 Curriculum Connections wiki was great it had so many ideas! I added my idea of creating a wiki about the history of your town. Students, parents, and community members can all be involved. Besides PB wiki I also use wikispaces for Teachers and really like it.
Week 6: Tagging, Folksonomies & Technorati

#13 Tagging and
#14. Explore
#15. Read a few perspectives on
Web 2.0, Library 2.0 and the future of libraries

Help, I’ve started tagging and I can’t sop! I started using
Del.icio.us and I am finding it incredibly easy and useful. I am book marking and creating tags on pages I find helpful for a class I’m teaching. Going back I have found that hundreds of people have clicked on my bookmarks and have similar pages of information book marked. This is what web 2.0 is all about, collaboratively sharing information!
I registered a few of my blogs with Technorati and did some blog searches. I found that when searching I came up with a few inappropriate blogs. I would use this tool and then share the blogs with my teachers and students. I wouldn’t have my middle school students use it to search. I enjoyed reading the articles on Library 2.0 and plan to share a few of them at my next library meeting.

Saturday, June 9, 2007

Week 5: Play Week

#10. Play around with with an online image generator.
#11. Explore any site from the Web 2.0 awards list, play with it and write a blog post about your findings.
#12. Roll your own search tool with Rollyo.

This week I enjoyed using
http://www.imagechef.com/ to fool around and change the text on images. I wish I had more time to play, it becomes addicting! I probably would not use this site with my middle school students; I think it might be asking for trouble. The web 2.0 awards list is amazing, I have never heard of many of the sites. I spent some time on Ning http://www.ning.com/ it’s a place that you can create your own social network. I’m still not exactly sure how it is different from My Space, I need to explore the site a bit more. It did have some library and web 2.0 sites/pages; I’m not sure what to call them? I created a Rollyo search for citation generators, it was pretty simple to do and embed into my blog.