Well I'm going to accept the challenge from HBLOWERS and tell you some random facts about myself-I am so interesting I dare say...
1. I'm afraid of butterflies-they creep me out-they fly like that can't control their wings and they always want to land on my hair.
2. B.B.King is my cousin's grandfather. I got to meet him and could barely speak it was too cool. My cousin was nonplussed of course-she gets to see him all the time.
3. I love reading any and everything I'm currently listening to over sea under stone by Susan cooper-I'm reading the right mistake by Walter Mosley.
4. I was left in Chattanooga by my parents on the way back from our family reunion. They thought I was in another car---I wasn't
5. I love traveling--I've driven to new jersey and new york by myself. I'm hoping to visit Oregon and Seattle soon.
6. I like to mix apple sauce into my oatmeal along with Asian bark cinnamon. totally awesome combo.
7. I love going to plays and concerts--last play was the Good body by eve ensingler--wonderful one woman show. Last concert was Three Mo' Tenors in Mansfield at the Renaissance loved it. They did some songs from les miserable that I adore.
8.I like to experiment with grilled cheese sandwiches. I have been known to spread a thin layer of spaghetti sauce on the inside of the bread before putting the cheese on-i also use olive oil instead of butter-makes the bread crispier and give that special crunch before the ooohey gooey cheesy goodness.
9. I love all music but I'm partial to music from the eighties-hall and Oates, journey, Huey Lewis and the news,Cyndi lauper,Run Dmc,Debarge, and New edition.
10. I love musicals and old movies and old radio shows. the product adds crack me up.
I looked at some of the Web 2.0 site and realize that I've used alot of them already. I've set up a paypal account and have a esty account. Esty is like ebay for homemade or hand made items. I've also signed up for emusic-I'll get my login soon for that.
Well this is my final post. What did I think about Learn and Play? Overall I enjoyed it and think it definitely upped my learning quotient. I know have tools that I didn't before. So lets go through the list.
1. read the blog got the tee-shirt 2. I learned that my lifelong learning habit is that it's never to late to learn. 3.created my short and mighty blog-loved the Serena Williams pic. 4.registered my blog and added some blogs to my blog list 5.explored flickr and uploaded some photos 6.created a weird collage with a flickr mashup site 7.had fun doctoring photo's with picnic 8.created a bloglines account-am now a faithful reader of dilbert-love rss feeds 9.added learn@play to my bloglines account and some other library rss feeds 10.created my own read poster with the online generator.(love the pet snake) 11. opened my library thing account-love the virtual bookshelf.wonder if they'll do one for movies. added library thing's search engine to my blog. 12. explored twitter-love the little peaks into my friends world. have made new friends. 13. learned about tagging and delicious-so cool not to have to be home to access my favorites. 14.Read away from the iceberg-blogged about balance not a seismic shift. 15.learned about wiki's and their uses-love the idea of collaborative projects that can be down without endless emails. 16.added my blog to the learn and play wiki sand box and posted some comments. 17.Looked at google docs and uploaded one of my old book sale schedules and invited the new volunteer coordinator's to have a peek-again a great collaborative tool. 18. familiar with paypal and esty-ebay for homemade items. 19.used pandora which I already had-love the cite-awesome way to learn about other artist you might like. 20.found a cool run dmc reading rainbow video on youtube. 21.used pod cast alley to search for prairie home companion podcasts. 22.looked at moldi and downloaded some audio books-cool cite
What were your favorite discoveries or exercises on this learning journey?
I loved flickr,delicious,library thing,and twitter.
How has this program assisted or affected your lifelong learning goals?
I feel there are now more tools in my arsenal to make lifelong learning a habit. I'll be sharing these with customers and hopefully enriching their lives in the process.
Were there any take-aways or unexpected outcomes from this program that surprised you? You can be more connected through the Internet that I thought. I never thought of the Internet as away to build community-now I can see the possibilities
What could we do differently to improve upon this program’s format or concept? More time to do the task and having a guru at each branch who's already done the program to be a trainer or go to person.
And, last but not least…
If we offered another discovery program like this in the future, would you again chose to participate? I'm so there-sign me up
I just spent some time looking at the Mid-Ohio Library Digital Initiative. There were certain things that I liked. I liked that I could download interesting books on disc for my own listening pleasure. I also liked the fact that I didn't have to sign up for another account-All i needed was my handy-dandy Columbus Metropolitan Library card and off and running. You can also just search their catalog with out having a specific title. What was frustrating? How about having the third book in the series but not having the second? I was looking for "Perelandra" but got "That hideous strength" instead. Another thing that bothered me-You can't really search by author so much. This is really hard if your author has a initial for the first name(i.e. M.C. Beaton or J. California Cooper). I can see where this would be a great service to our home bound patrons who have access to a computer.
I found this in my meandering way while searching for prairie home companion pod cast. The music similar but the information is not. I think pod casting could be a great way to show patron's how to use new technology. We could even do a FAQ that they can watch on the website at their leisure. I've already used podcast at home to listen to the weekly installment from lionbrand yarns. I don't think I've quite got the hang of it yet-but I'll keep trying.
I absolutely adore Pandora. I've had it for a while. I like creating my own radio station and learning about other artist that I might like to listen to. I also like the fact that if I hate a song-I can rate it and never hear it again. What don't I like? Your request for a particular song may never be played. For example: My first station was Paul Carrack-I'd heard his song"Satisfy my soul" and wanted to hear the whole song again. No dice-they played every song from that album but "Satisfy my soul". You can also delete stations if you get tired of it. I highly recommend it.