Saturday, March 19, 2011

Finished at last!

I have now FINALLY and almost a year late, finished 23 Things!!!!! OK, I've learned quite a bit and see the point of doing this exercise. I think it could have been improved by breaking it up into thirds, so you could still earn some of the CEUs if you just couldn't finish.

I think my blog is now done. Will I blog again? I'm not sure. I've never been a diary or journal writer. I like the idea of pulling blogs you like to follow into one central place. But I'm still not so sure.

Thing 12: Rollyo

I have played with this in the past and did again today. It just doesn't do it for me. I can see it's upside: search only from sites you want and not just the entire web, which will bring you gobs and gobs of stuff you don't want.

Thing 20: You Tube

This is from a rehersal at my synagogue of the 2011 Purim Spiel (play) NPR: National Purim Radio. My husband and kids are in the production and it is sure to be full of laughs.

Just today I gave some books to a child doing a report on the career of movie maker. The books talked about how to do digital movie making, such as seen on You Tube. Like other aspects of the web, there is a lot to sift through to find quality! Some things bring news events to your desktop, such as the Japanese tsunami videos. Others bring laughs.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Thing 19

I looked at the Web 2.0 awards list link, which is several years old and saw many popular things, like Google docs, Twitter, Flickr.

I decided to see what else was out there, making comments on Web 2.0. Discovery Education has an easy to use and easy to explore site on Web 2.0:

Thing 18

Google docs, a great way to not be tied to MS Word!

Thing 6

Thing 2, done late

Thing 2 has to do with Learning 2.0 and the 7 1/2 habits of productive learners. I thing sticking with a learning goal is probably my hardest thing, since it often can take a long time and a lot of interruptions.

As for the easiest, I think teaching and mentoring others. When I have learned something that I think others will benefit from, I often share it. For example, I took an Overdrive webinar last fall and learned a lot. I told my coworkers about it as well as shared with the public.