Once again, playing catch up. Most of the items being covered I’m familiar with – and while I may not have used them all, I think I’ve got a pretty good handle on how they work.
#16: Wikis – Task, explore some and write about your thoughts and experiences. I love the concept of Wikis and would love to use them with teachers and/or students. I especially like all that Joyce Valenza is doing with wikis and the TeacherLibrarian Wiki. Unfortunately, or fortunately depending upon your viewpoint, this requires a level of collaboration between teacher and librarian that requires pre-planning. This may be an activity for us to develop for next year (or semester) and would hinge on the district allowing access to a wiki.
#17: Add an entry to the SCASL Wiki – I’ve already updated the SCASL librarians who twitter, blog, and podcast (although our podcast page hasn’t been updated in quite some time!) Will have to think of something to add to the “Your Favorites!” section o.
#18: Zoho Writer – great thing about Zoho is that I can use my GoogleID instead of having to create a whole new account. Zoho seems to do the same and more than Google Docs and I like the Notebook feature. Can see using this to take notes at a conference and exporting them to my blog.
I’m already a Google Docs user and have advised some of my students to use them as well. We have a huge problem with floppy discs and thumb drives not working in our school computers. By using Google Docs (and as long as we have an internet connection), students have a way of retrieving their work. Unfortunately, I haven’t gotten teachers to try it out, yet!
#19: LibraryThing: Kinda neat. I’ve created a LibraryThing catalog to share on my blog (see the widget below the blogroll & links) to list the books that I’m reading now. I’ve entered the six that I’m currently trying to finish. All are available in the school library. As I finish them I’ll write a review. I’d be interested to see what others think of the books.
That’s all for now. This week we’re to look at YouTube and other video sharing sites. Should be fun!