Sunday, February 14, 2010

Thing 5:

Sunset pictures have always been my favorites. Flickr is a plethora of pictures, videos and ideas for librarians and teachers to use and share. How would you use them? Some of the many examples I saw and would be interested in were the 'design a book bag for the library contest', photo contests, and the "hi-fi sci-fi library" video. These were great ways to advocate for libraries by using a hook to involve a diverse group of people. The photo contests could be the student's own photos which are posted to flickr and given an authentic audience for review and comments. There could be an assignment tied to a piece of literature or a science topic, where the student mines for images that relate to the period or topic. I think the ideas and images are overwhelming and very exciting. I know that I spent way too much time exploring and enjoying Thing 5.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Thing 4

Thing 4:
I am an official player now. I got my email. Shake 'em up, let 'em roll.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Thing 3:

Thing 3:
Whew! Setting up my blog was confusing at first, but I caught on. Once I started setting up my avatar, I had a blast. It was so much fun playing with all the features - clothes, hair, background, etc. But on the serious side, I can see the value of doing these exercises. I am already starting to feel a little more relaxed and, yes, a glimmer of confidence. Just getting in there and trying things out (no pun intended) is really the path to learning how 2.0 tools work.