Tuesday, July 24, 2007

I finished something by the deadline!

If I could only add about ten more hours to my day! I really find that I don't have as much time as I would like to play on the computer and learn about these websites. So I am glad Plan provided this tutorial to save time. I actually don't have a home PC - yes I know, shocking! But I prefer to turn off when I get home.

1. What were your favorite discoveries or exercises on this learning journey? Actually, I have decided to create a Blog for our library. So that is something useful. Generators are fun and creative, and I love Zoho Writer and Library Thing.

2. How has this program assisted or affected your lifelong learning goals?
Really feel much more knowledgeable about these 21st century web applications. There is a lot of potential use for our library which is great!

3. Were there any take-a-ways or unexpected outcomes from this program that surprised you?
I am setting up a personal blog for my family. Yikes, never thought that would happen.

4. What could we do differently to improve upon this program’s format or concept?And last but not least…
John the tech guy should stop by to help! :)

If we offered another discovery program like this in the future, would you choose to participate?



Our library has the collection for Ebooks - I am old school like many others and prefer to read the book while turning the pages.

But I do agree with others, that if a book is checked out, an EBook could really be helpful.

And who doesn't like Eaudiobooks? Many patrons would rather listen to a book than read.

Podcasting # 21

I am so glad we touched on podcasting. This is something I am interested in for our library.

I am a history buff and found the podcast for the American Experience:

"American Experience is the longest-running and most-honored history series on television. The audio and video podcasts offer previews of American Experience documentaries and offer commentary from film producers and directors. American Experience airs on PBS on Monday nights."


Monday, July 23, 2007


Okay what do I like - well I am an 80's child and sometimes I just need to see those horrible music videos from MTV. :)

Why I don't like YouTube - hmmm, could that be the questionable content. I have unfortunately come across some horrible things that are allowed to be on there - sometimes I think we have just created another outlet for badmouthing and talking down to people.

But sometimes you can find something just right!

Exercise #19 Web 2.0

What fun that is! I found a great website for me: realtravel.com

I am looking forward to those retirement years in about 30 years so I wanted to start planning my travel early! This website has great travel blogs and I really like the idea of reading a blog about someone's experience instead of using a travel guide. This is much more up to date.

I would use this as a starting point for any of my traveling.

Friday, July 20, 2007

I published my post!

This is fun and easy - I am beginning to see a theme in what I like on the internet.  Easy and fun only need apply. 


Once again, I really do like this Zoho writer - I will be emailing this website to all the staff - it can really be utilized by everyone!

Exercise # 18

Once again, I thought I knew everything about the internet!

"One large benefit to web-based applications is that they eliminate the need to worry about different software versions or file types as you email documents or move from PC to PC."

Now that would have helped in college when I had Works and couldn't open my term papers. :)