A recent post on the LM_NET listserv questioned whether or not we should be teaching Boolean operators. The librarian noted that their us...
Friday, April 4, 2008
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Hip, Hip Hooray!!! I finally made it. I enjoyed the online learning experience but would have liked to have had some more interaction in some face to face setting . I think that's just me. I process better after discussing it orally with others who have the same experience. Maybe if we could have met halfway through and discussed problems or features we really liked. I know that is what the blog is for but I still like the mix of online and face to face.
I looked at the Project Gutenberg site. I had used it several years back when we were wanting to put marc records into our catalog for some of the classics. It was very time consuming and I never ended up adding them. The site has changed and updated quite a bit. It was much easier to use. I even noticed some now have audio even though the one I listened was a machine translation which was a bit choppy.
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
I had just recently downloaded iTunes and played around with it. I was actually doing a slide show for my son's wedding and needed some songs. I found it very easy to use and had looked at Podcasts in it. After using iTunes the other podcasts directories I looked at seemed very klunky and not nearly as attractive or intuitive. Except maybe Yahoo's padcasts. I found one that I thought I might subscribe to:
Spanish Coffee Break-- you learn Spanish in just 2o minutes a day
There were actually a lot of "easy to learn Spanish" podcasts available. It would just take some time to find the one most interesting.
Week 9, Task 20 ( I finally made it to the last week!!)
Well, who couldn't spend all day long on YouTube! I just finally had to say enough. I found this video and found it quite appropriate for school libraries. You have to be really careful when choosing videos for students due to language. There is a LOT of inappropriate stuff.
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
If you've ever attended a webinar it's the same concept, except this program is free to use.
It can be used to demonstrate something on your computer to others while they are sitting at their computers. It can also be used for troubleshooting. It allows you to see someone elses computer desktop and vice versa. Pretty cool for free! It was a little clunky getting it setup. I liked it a lot less as I experimented more. What do you expect for free? The only way I could find to communicate to participants was through the chat feature. Most webinars have a phone number to dial in to hear the presenter. So....how much do those other webinars cost???