Friday, August 29, 2008

Thing 12

I am a news junkie therefore enjoyed checking out Digg, Reddit, Newsvine and Mixx. While they all were similar, I liked Newsvine the best, easier to scan and view an article of interest. Being aware of these tools will most likely not change the way I look for news. I like going directly to my favorite news channels.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Thing 11

Thing 11 is about tagging. I've created a account and like the idea being able to access my bookmarks from any computer and can follow other peoples tags . I also have a Flickr account and have tagged pictures there and I'm reviewing my blogs and tagging there to. I plan on getting more familiar with the whole concept of tagging, which is another tool to stay connected with the world.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Thing 10

I watched the Common Craft Video on Wikis. They make learning and understanding the topic interesting. Wikis can be very informational but at the same time it makes me wonder how much is fact and how much is fiction.
This is the Wiki I added on 23 Things:
Thing 10...Wiki!

After just finishing Thing 9 and working with Google Docs I see many similarities with Wikis. The difference is with Google Docs you have to be invited to collaborate and with a Wiki you are just out there for anyone in the world to edit or add information. Exciting and scary at the same time.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Thing 9

I think online collaboration programs are great. Another freebie at that! Nothing to download, and you can access your document from any computer with an internet connection. If you want to collaborate on a project, multiple people can view and make changes at the same time. With an on-screen chat window you can see who makes changes and when.
After reading some of uses people are doing with Google Docs I am amazed. Like tracking how many calories they consume or up to the minute with personal finances or how about taking orders to order out for lunch? You can also choose not to share your document.
With Zoho I had to register and before I even had a chance to confirm my registration I forgot my password. Duh! Google Docs seems easier to access, and work with. Google Docs gets my vote!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Thing 8

I made a "going away" book for a person moving to a different job using trading cards/name badges from Big Huge Lab. Everyone loved it and thought it was very creative. AND...I had a blast making it.
With a little imagination programs like Big Huge Lab, Wordle (I used our mission/vision statement) could be used to honor a top reader or to show off the best of books/magazines or events happening at the library.
PictureTrail was used to display camping with the grandchildren. Such enjoyment!

Camping 08