Sunday, April 29, 2007

Week 9, #23 Summarize your thoughts

  1. What were your favorite discoveries or exercises on this learning journey? I loved the blogging (didn't think I would), online image generator,, wikis, zoho, Library Thing and Youtube.
  2. How has this program assisted or affected your lifelong learning goals? It is one of my on-going goals to keep up with technology like this, so this program fit in perfectly. It was so nice to have it all in one place, instead of learning about these things in a hit and miss manner.
  3. Were there any take-a-ways or unexpected outcomes from this program that surprised you? I am using several of them in my library.
  4. What could we do differently to improve upon this program’s format or concept? It was hard to remember to go comment on other people's stuff and it was hard to come up with curriculum connections. The easiest part was doing the discovery exercise, then blogging about it.
  5. If we offered another discovery program like this in the future, would you choose to participate? Absolutely!
  6. How would you describe your learning experience in ONE WORD or in ONE SENTENCE, so we could use your words to promote CSLA learning activities? Learn about different technologies in a simple, straightforward, user-friendly web class that you can do on your own time, at your own pace.


Jackie S, 2.0 project manager said...

Congratulations! Glad you enjoyed the experience. Did you know that "cheering on" others through School Library Learning 2.0 is another fun way to discover new tools and curriculum connections and reinforce what you've learned? It is good to have you on the CSLA 2.0 Team.

BM said...

Hi Library Learner Liz:

Thanks for visiting my blog goddess of books. Guess i'm a non harry potter fan for several reasons: my teacher in resources for children 6-12 pumped up interest in the golden compass and said it was better than harry potter and also my first LMT job was in a low income school they wanted to do a special harry potter class and expected low income kids to buy hardback copies of numbers 1,2 3, and there was no paperbacks in 1998. I also went to school in scotland for one year and don't see how low income kids can relate to english boarding school kids. I also work with many kids behind grade level and i know they can't read harry potter.
I am probably the only non harry potter fan around. Also glad we share opinions on technatori. Thanks for cheering me on I am almost done week #6

BM said...

Hi Library Learner Liz:

You may want to read how to lose an extraterrestial in 10 days first. I read Lace, clockwork orange, and lady chatterley's lover on high school. I have been out of the high school scene for 8 years so not sure what the girls are reading. My mom let me read janelle taylor books in high school. The f word is only mentioned once and there is alot of sci fi and technology in the book. I would be ok letting a high school girl read it the kids know more nowadays then we do. Igot to meet Susan Grant in Fremont a few years ago at a book signing. She had her kids with her who are now teenagers

BM said...

Hey LL Liz:

Thanks for cheering me on. I am still so amazed with all I am learning. i showed the kids the kids my blog and they thought the space probe of pluto was cool

Jane, TL in the classroom said...

Hi Library Learner Liz,

I got your comment on my blog. I'm glad you and your daughter liked the YouTube. It was a lot of fun, wasn't it.

One thing I still haven't figured out is how to respond to comments. So, I am doing it here. (I clicked on your name, and that brought me to your blog.)

I see you added the Introducing the Book to your blog - that's a great one! I also love your CA license plat. I think I'll go find that and try to find somewhere to use it in my library promotions. (After I added the book spine image from Image Chef to my blog, I also used it on my new fall library brochure.)

best wishes, Jane Lofton

BM said...

Hey Library Liz:

I got the video the library from my colleague's blog. She finished library 2.0. I think her blog was Lis Lesson plans. Youtube and yahoo are blocked at my school too, I can't believe I will soon be done. i have 21,22 and 23 to do.

Marie Slim said...

Congrats! You had asked about 30 boxes on my blog and asked me to email you, but I can't find your email address. If you go to, you'll see how Megan Fuller of Aptos Jr. High used 30 boxes to make her library's calendar on her blog. Pretty cool! I'm going to put mine on my blog, just to see if I can.

I think you go to and create a profile.

Hope this helped!

Marie Slim said...

Maybe you were talking about the mashup widget of 30 boxes? At if you click on the "View Timeline" it will give you a timeline of my postings.