Week 8, Thing 18-Google Docs

I am writing this on Google Docs and now we’ll see if I can publish it. Wow! Right to the top of the page-doesn’t save it in drafts… I would like to tell my colleagues about this, as it would make it easier for them to move around on computers.

Week 8, Thing 18-Zoho

Played around on Zoho, which was easy to use, and quite fun. Had a blast with colored backgrounds and fonts, but ran into trouble: -tried to see other options like spreadsheet and “Creator” but these took too long to load. -tried to add link to “rotten Tomatoes”, for a movie review of Death at a […]

Week 7, Thing 17 -Wiki posting

Checked out Curriculum Connections-WOW! So many great ideas, and I only checked out Photos & Wikis. I especially liked the range: Librarian-teacher collaboratives, creating a town history, use of trading cards, and so many others. It really is a new format for so much of what already goes on in the school and classroom-this time […]

Week 7, Thing 16-Wikis

Oh goody, time for the wiki-I’ve been waiting like a good girl (foolish me-eat dessert first!).So many different ways people have used it-very instructive. Some are complex (SJCPL Subject Guides), some easy to read and navigate (Princeton PL Booklovers’ Wiki), several helpful ones I posted to Del.icio.us to help me in my library instruction, and […]

Week 6, Thing 15-Future Libraries

Both Richard Anderson’s Away from the icebergs, and Michael Stephens’ Into a new world of librarianship serve as reminders that we have to keep current, not only with technology, but how it is being used, so that we can serve our public in the best way possible. Stephens lays out something along the lines of […]

Week 6, Thing 14-Technorati

Experience and thoughts on Technorati: What a relief to have a some way to filter the waters in the blogosphere! My librarian/cataloger self appreciates the provision of some shared tags, a more regulated folksonomy. This will give me better results when searching, and takes some of the guesswork out of assigning tags. Why is this […]

Week 6, Thing 13-Del.icio.us

Someone showed me del.icio.us last October but I just didn’t get it. Thanks to the podcast at otter, I see how it could help, if I can access the site from the server at work, which has Bess protecting it. Concept of folksonomy is one I approach with a little skepticism, being one who appreciates […]

Week 5, Thing 12-Rollyo

Using Rollyo: Yesterday, I tried to understand what was happening in Rollyo, but my brain was too full. It seemed like a lot of work, work that I wasn’t going to do right then. Today, I tackled it anew, and found that yes, it was work, but since I had a goal in mind (Habit […]