Saturday, May 29, 2010

Thing 23: The End!

Well, I finished this 23 Things training. AT LAST!!!

Overall, I did learn a lot and got a better feel of the different tools available through the information highway.

My favorite was Thing 18 followed by Thing 12. My least favorite thing was Thing 15 (reality hurts!). Followed by all Things that had sites that I had to signup to use(I'm already swamped with passwords and usernames!!)

If you haven't done this training, do it. You may surprise yourself at learning something new or clarifying something that you may not have fully comprehended before.

As to the future, I need to take it upon myself to stay informed and up to date with the latest trends in technology. I may not purchase everything out there, but at least have an understanding of what it is, how it works and how the library may or may not benefit from the latest technology.

In summary, it was interesting, informative, and a little fun.

Thing 22: Downloadable Audiobooks

I looked at Project Gutenburg and found out that they work with librivox and Literal Systems . Both ask for volunteers to read books. Thought that was an interesting idea! Who knows...? Maybe I'll volunteer to read a book...could be my new career! LOL!!
Seriously though, if you haven't downloaded an e book at least listen to a book on CD. Some of the readers are fantastic--they have wonderful accents. Once you begin, you may not go back to reading!

Thing 21: Podcasts

Podcasts are like radio programs: they can be music or talk or cominbation. The directory I looked at was podcast directory. It offers quite a range of topics. I found a few under BOOKS which offered podcasts of actual books..interesting.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Thing 20: You Tube

I've been to this site before and it's true--there are LOTS of videos not worth watching. However, evey now and again you find some that cause you to chuckle or smile. Take a look at the most recently watched videos and decide for yourself.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Thing 19: From Web 2.0 Award List- Im Cooked

Sooo many sites to choose from. I had been to quite a few sites but one that caught my eye was Im Cooked. Here, wannabe chefs video themselves cooking up their recipes. This is great for wannabe chefs to show other foodlovers what their cooking. Only downside, you have to join to get the recipe! I hate joining everysite! Too many passwords and usernames.
For those who like to shop one of a kind type things, try Etsy for handmade items to purchase or sell.

Thing 18: Online Word Processing

Zohowriter is fantastic! Didn't realize they also offer templates. Had to use the Leave Request template...summer is almost here!!

Leave Request Form

Leave Information

Employee Name:____Teenfiction2day___________________________________________________________________________________________

Employee Number:_____ABC123______________________________________Team:________Teen_____________________________________


Type of Leave Requested (Please tick on the appropriate option)

  • Sick
  • Vacation
  • Bereavement
  • Maternity/Paternity
  • Compensatory Off
  • Privilege Leave
  • Leave Without Pay
  • X   Other

Duration of Leave

From Date:________5/21/10_________________________________ To Date:_____________5/22/10_____________________

Reason for Leave : (Optional)
I found that zoho writer also has templates--and a variety too!  Excellent!  Had to put in my leave request ;-)

I'm hoping to post this to my blog...wish me luck!

Note: You must submit request for leaves, other than sick leave, atleast two days earlier.

Employee Signature  Teenfiction2day

Date  5/21/10

Manager Approval

Approved - Yes/No

Rejected - Yes/No


Manager Signature



Thing 17: Learning 2.0 Sandbox Wiki

Well this was a total disappointment. I tried unsuccessfully 3 times this week on different days to sign up on Sandbox. I've come across other blogs who were unsuccessful with this site-I'm glad I wasn't alone!