Sunday, December 14, 2008
Thanks to JPL 2.0 I ventured into computer territories that I would have never "clicked" on. Lessons on Library Thing, Flickr, You Tube, and Podcasts were fun and enlightening for me. The Technorati, Wiki, and RSS Feeds left me dazed.
I would gladly participate on the next venture. I do feel that with this assignment there were many who really did not need JPL 2.0 but JPL 3.0 as they seemed to already use and know of many of the sites and services. The tutors on Wednesdays were life savers. Donna had the patience of three saints and deserves a gold star. If my schedule had permitted I would not have missed a session with her. As for the library... this is the direction we must go in. The librarian with the reference book is now the librarian with the best website.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
I made it through the Overdrive tutorial. Boy do I miss the common craft people. I am amazed at what technology can do for us. I do look forward to trying out the audio books for those long family car rides. I captured the cover of one of David Sedaris' books. i hope he is the narrator/reader of the book.
As for the library customer it offers you one more place to find your favorite book and best of all keeps track of your due date. Although, you all do a pretty good job with the e-mail reminders.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Ok! Here is my document on Zoho Writer. Some thoughts on 2.0 and moi. So far I have
- created a blog
- learned how to add a picture to my blog
- although I am not an expert I at least now know what an RSS feed is
- I realize Google is not the only place to find stuff on the web
- I realize I may not have the patience for a job that requires you to be on a computer 24/7
- and for the first time ever I used the smiley faces that a certain someone use to send on all his email and drive me crazy!!
So all in all 2.0 this has been a fun ride and I look forward to the rest of the trip.
Thanks for this one 2.0!
Monday, December 1, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
OK so we went to Cumberland Island for the day to see the incredible scenery and wild horses. It was beautiful. The salt Marshes, Carnegies home(whats left of it) and the horses,just being horses grazing and enjoying life. But I can't show you this lovely place because I did not have a camera with me. I know, who goes without a camera? So enjoy this blank space and try to picture the splendor of the island.
http://www.nps.gov/cuis/ Link to the park .
Wiki OK I have read all the info on Wiki. I looked into the ALA 2006 New Orleans Wiki and saw the meeting schedule for the conference. I then went to Book Lovers which I understand is not currently being updated. The site was left open to show what they had done with it and the reviews but now the reviews are kept on another site. I then looked at Library Success and read about the wonders that Wiki can do for a library. (not really) If I recall that site seemed to me to be the same as maybe the normal web site for a library.
I must say that here is where I admit my defeat to technology. Honestly at this point I am not sure how people use all these different sites. The RSS feeds, Blogs, Web page, Wiki...after a while they all seem to be offering the same info. I feel this is one of those left brain right brain things and I am using the wrong brain. I feel when I am looking through the sites it is just gibberish to me. I go through the list of JPL participants clicking on my fellow bloggers sites and I am in awe.
I do look forward to getting through the next 7 lessons and forcing myself to go and face my fear.
Friday, November 21, 2008
Libraries are not merely in communities, they are communities: they preserve and promote community memories; they provide mentors not only for the exploration of stored memory, but also for the creation of new artifacts of memory. What was the library of the past?
I took this passage from Web 2.0: Where will the next generation of the web it take libraries? To a temporary place and time.Not being a librarian some of the article lost me but the man point, the gyst that we continue to service our communities into the age of technology. Peolpe will always need each other to move forward and the library definitely fills the nitch.
Technorati was interesting. the ability to once again use key words to search is what I am all about. I was unable to find my blog on Technorati so I went ahead and claimed my blog on them.
Now the not sogreat stuff. When I tried to search "Learning 2.0" I did not find anything related to this course. I must admit though I did not go into all the pages but the first couple did not pull up what I was looking for. So the up and down side is the easy search and yet you do not always get what you are looking for.
Yes many of the tags did look familiar to me as they were things we have covered during this class. I even found a fun Flickr slide show on librarians.
I also realized that i had not made my Google Reader public and it is now public.
Yes you can click on the title here and go to my public Google Reader.
For the lesson the Common Craft video was the catalyst for me. I definitely need technology broken down for me. As far as using a feeder without the exercise I probably would not have tried to use one. I liked the fact that the 1000 options were there for me at Google Reader.
Better yet I learned how to have my title be my link. Please enjoy the ease of clicking on my title to see my Google Reader.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Also do you have to refresh everytime to have it show on the blog?
Ok I hope this image appears. I liked this fun Comic strip generator. If the pressure was not on to be witty ; I would have you splitting your sides with laughter. As it stands I can barely get through the assigmnments without having a heart attack.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
I am trying to add the thingy from Library thing to my blog so my readers can see what i am reading. This is my third attempt if it fails I may not be able to continue. Aha, after this third attempt I think I have it.
This website is very enjoyable and I will visit it in the future. I think the link thing did not work. This is going to take some time on my part so I will have to make this a Wednesday night project.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
through the world of computers with the help of my friend Google all these years. I am excited about learning all these other advancements that are out there for me but I'm not sure I will retain and use them. Google may be my one true friend. But I am trying things that I would not have ventured to try without this program.
Outside of Gainesville is the MillCreek horse retirement farm. This farm is a place for horses who have devoted their life to service and now deserve a chance to rest. Many are retired police horses . The farm is open to the public on Saturday from 11-3. The admission is 2 carrots but you better bring 2 bags of carrots . You can walk around and take in the beautiful sight and feed a horse or two.
Now comes the technology part. I am attaching their web site.http://www.millcreekfarm.org/
Yes! I know to the average blogger this is infant care level but I am impressed with myself. Thanks 2.0.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
OK, I just pasted the darn feed over what I had written and now I have to rewrite all my rantings. Well, I enjoyed seeing all the options in fun with flickr and decided to try the make my own map thing. I chose this because it was easy to do and I have always wanted to visit Alaska.
Well I am not going to type anymore as I now need to try to send this, post this, do whatever with this.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Well, we finally managed to get to this step. Thank God for our tutor Donna!!! Big V and I are really becoming computer wizards now. We will see how this posting comes out and if we are ready to advance.
I posted this pic for the love of all my dogs that have been there for me. Of course this is the 4 legged dog not all those others. My dogs have been the best part of my life through the years.