Library Lady

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Thing 26- Join the Ning

I joined the Ning during round 1. I didn't really understand what I was doing at the time. This time I joined the School Library Media Specialist group and commented on a discussion about the Delicious social bookmarking tool. It could be a useful tool for discussing school libraries.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Thing 25 - Bloggers' Toolkit

I spent a couple of hours going through the sites. I put a clock and a "recent comments" widget on my 23 thing site and an optical illusion quiz on my school blog. I also checked out some of the photo editing and free photo sites. I liked Pixenate for photo editing. It sounded too complicated to add it to my blog.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Thing 24 - Refresh Blog

I added a blog for the Mountain Lake High School Library where students could comment on books and suggest titles they would like added to the collection. I put a link to the blog on our school Web site, but there hasn't been much blogging going on! I persuaded one student to blog about what she was reading and I asked the English teacher if she would have her students write book reviews. 

I rarely read or comment on other people's blogs. I just don't have time.

I refreshed my blog and my memory about how to make changes to it. It was easier this time around!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Thing 23 - Final Thoughts

I feel as though I've traveled to another country and I'm just beginning to learn the language and customs. It has been an exciting and very worthwhile experience. I know I've changed my perspective on the 2.0 world. I understand it more and want to be part of home and at work.

I loved making the blog, Second Life, Facebook, all the photo editing sites,, learning more about RSS feeds and iGoogle.

I didn't know any of the other 23 Things participants. I wish I could have completed this with someone so we could have talked about the things in person. Just today a teacher at school said, "I'm into Facebook now." I said, "Really!!! Me, too! Do you want to be my friend?" I also became friends with an previous exchange student in Australia with whom I had lost contact.

This was an intense, exciting, and valuable experience. It was better than most college classes I've taken.

Thanks to everyone who put it together for the 2.0 illiterate!

Thing 22- What Did I Learn?

This was one of my favorite projects of all time! I am pumped and hope to spread this excitement to my colleagues and students. I have learned so many new things. Now my job is to organize all the information, sites, usernames, and passwords and make sense out of them. I plan to start a library blog in the High School.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Thing 21 - Social Networking Sites

I joined Ning and left a comment on one of the discussions. My blog is proudly wearing the Ning badge!

I tried out my new Flip Video and posted a short video on the "23 Things on a Stick" Ning.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Thing 20 - Facebook and MySpace

I joined Facebook and found three people in my address book who were also on Facebook. I sent emails to them asking them to be my friend. We'll see if they respond. I joined two groups - "23 Things on a Stick" and "Library 2.0 Interest Group."  

I looked at the two library links on MySpace. Very impressive.

I'm glad I took this step and joined Facebook. I've been thinking about doing it and have had reservations. I feel like I'm starting to be part of the 2.0 world!