I’m sure everyone is familiar with the phrase “Be Careful What You Wish For.” Well, that’s is SOOO true for me. Last school year was a particularly slow one for me in terms of work load. I’d gotten into a rut routine with few surprises. This year is totally different. I’m swamped! – but happy.
So anyway, I’ve fallen behind on the SCASL 23 Things project (among other things). This is my attempt to get caught up.
#1 – Learn about the program.
#2 – Go through the 7 Habits of Highly Successful Lifelong Learners tutorial from the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County.
#3 – Set up your own blog (or for advanced users an independent blog just for SCASL 23 Things). I’m choosing to use my existing blog as I’ve got too many accounts open to keep track of one more.
#4 – Create an Avatar using Yahoo Avatars. In case you didn’t notice, there is one over there on the right – you may have to scroll down a bit. Boy did I “waste” an hour playing around with this one! I was just as bad as some of my teens – trying out each outfit, background, bling, hairdos, etc. While this is neat, I like Voki better, as you can record a message and the avatar moves.
#5 – Explore Flickr. Create an account, upload photos of your library, and tag at least one SCASL2.0. Boy was I surprised to find that there is already an hloy on Flickr! Who isn’t me! So, had to fall back on my other screen name and my flickr account is: http://www.flickr.com/photos/hloy22/ for those of you who may want to go visit. Right now, you’ll be disappointed as there is only one photo up! Just give me time! I used one of the Books wi/ Bite photos.
I use Flickr Creative Commons photos all the time, both in my blog and on my school website. I think it is wonderful to be able to find (granted after a lot of paging through junk some times) photos that match what I’m trying to post. Typically, I download the photo to my computer instead of using the image URL because my district blosk Flickr. This way, I know my faculty will see what I’m inserting.
Okay, I’m still a few “Things” behind, but it’s time for me to hit the sack. Lots to do tomorrow. ‘Nite All!
PS: I hope some of you will take the time to work through the SCASL 23 Things with me. While some of the items I’ve learned on my own and with the help of my online friends, I still learn something new with each activity.