Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Thinking back - the last thing, week 9, thing #23

My favorite discoveries and exercises were the picture things, Flickr and all the toys, YouTube for education (and fun) and the mash ups we discovered. They seemed simple to use as I learned how to use them. I feel that one of the strengths of this program has been the way the lessons progressed and built on what I learned as I went along. Even when I was using a tool I might have tried before, I still learned something. I'm going to enjoy putting tools together for lessons. I think it was important for me to always be reminded to apply each thing to education and note a way I might use it at school. I think that by collecting these ideas on the wiki, it not only showed us one way to use a wiki, but it's building a great collection of ideas that we are sharing with each other and all of the other school librarians out there.

If I had anything to add to this, it would be some kind of "water cooler" where all of the participants could more easily communicate with each other and with the team. Maybe it could just be a page on the wiki where we just post a question or share an experience. The team has been great about responding to email, but we don't get the benefit of their answers to each other's questions. Maybe I'll go make a page for this on the wiki and see what shows up. I am looking forward to being a cheerleader for others who are participating.

I would definitely participate in another program like this and I have encouraged others to join us. There are so many additional "things" for us to explore and make our own, finding more of these new tools has truly become part of my life long learning. The entire "thing" was always fun for me and NEVER BORING! Harder sometimes than others, but never boring. (You can quote me on this, if you want to)

I plan to keep on posting on this blog and reading the other blogs. See you all on your blogs and at the CSLA Conference!


IrmaPince said...

Congratulations on completing the 23 things. I have enjoyed reading your postings and have been almost dreading you reaching the end - similar to not wanting a good book to end. I am looking forward to you joining the team and helping us cheer the other participants on. A water cooler might be a great place to meet and chat. See you at CSLA.

Jackie S, 2.0 project manager said...

Congratulations! You have successfully completed School Library Learning 2.0 and now you have joined the ranks of the official CSLA 2.0 Team. Your blog has been moved over to the "Congratulations - 2.0 Team" bloglines list. :)

We have enjoyed your journey, your postings, and your assessment. Many thanks! See you online and at CSLA Conference.

Best wishes.
- JackieS
CSLA 2.0 Team project manager

librarymum said...

What fun to still be on the team. I didn't want it to end either, so I will probably go on the way dejongsplace and Bibiomaniac are with cheers and continuing discoveries that I post here.

I'm still going to do a podcast! My pledge for the rest of the summer.

Thanks for all of the encouraging words.