Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Thing 23. Final Thoughts

What were your favorite Things and discoveries?
The photo tools
How did you connect with others doing the 23 Things On a Stick?
Not very well
Were there any take-a-ways or unexpected outcomes from this program that surprised you?
I knew most of the material so I felt really cool :)

If we offered a 23 More Things On a Stick program like this in the future would you participate?
How would you describe your learning experience in one word or in one sentence, so we could use your words to promote 23 Things On a Stick learning activities to others?
The things I learned will help me to better connect with my Teens

Thing 22. What Did I Learn Today?

I will definately keep learning more about these web tools...the blogging thing i will try...but man oh man.

Thing 21. Beyond MySpace: Other Social Networks

Are you a member of any online communities?

Facebook & Myspace....also I am a member of Webjunction and Flixster (via facebook)

I just created a profile as requested for NING 23 things on a stick.
I added my photo to the Ning Profile and added the link to this blog.

I also just joined Fuzz Star the pet group!

Thing 20. Libraries and Social Networks

As stated in many of my earlier posts I am already a member of both face book and my space. I am a member of a few groups including the Bully Breeds Group I talk about in an earlier post. I also am a member of my college class group. I see many Teen Librarians using these sites with thier Teen Advisory Boards. We have discussed it, but we haven't gotten much further than talk. Again with the lack of home access in our small community this will hopefully gain popularity in the future. I don't know if our library as a whole will create an account anytime soon, but my TAB will be creating one this summer and advertising our summer reading program.

Thing 19. Podcasts

I have listened to a few podcasts online...and have discussed it as an option with my teens but many of them only have computer access at the library or school and only two of them have IPODS. is a factor of living in rural Minnesota. Hopefully this will be a more feasible option in the future.

Thing 18. YouTube & Other Online Video

My favorite YOU TUBE video is actually a commercial that I love watching for jeeps where a bird, squirrl and wolf fall into the jeep and sing a song with the driver. It is super cute. LOVE IT! Also it there is a Video where a baby water buffalo escapes a lion and a crocodile. Super Crazy Video.

Minnesota Library 2.0

Okay...some of this is a littel redundant because I have already taken classes and read tons of info on the subject.

I have book marks for my teens with the researh project calculator on them and have discussed this tool with teens that come into our library. I obviously never had much luck with Timelines.....