Sunday, November 29, 2009


Finished in the nick of time. So much to contemplate and delve into. This has been a real eye-opening experience and at least now I have some idea of the huge potential that Web 2 technologies hold. Now time is an even bigger enemy. (although Google reader and blog following could actually help with this.)

Task 22 and 23

These are of great interest to me as a Teacher librarian. Librivox looks like a hugely valuable site for all sorts of classics like Shakespeare and for poetry. I'll have to try it at school.
With student laptops now in operation the availability of e-books is also something that has been widely discussed. Our introduction to Google Reader rings bells here and in fact I directed a Year 12 English Extension student to it only this week.
Alternate media open a whole new kettle of fish!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Task 21 Teacher tube

I think there are probably lots of good little clips that I can use to promote library and information skills but having the time to find them may be a problem. I did find this one on explaining the Dewey system and it might be more fun than my traditional method of explaining it!

Task 20 Podcasts

At a recent Teacher librarian meeting we looked at podcasts, so I had a bit of an idea about this. I liked the look of some of the ABC programmes and think some faculties may find this source of information a change for their classes and very up-to-date. I found it easy to work with which was also a pleasant surprise.
I'm a firm believer in developing listening skills in students as I see my Year 7's struggle to engage with listening to to an audio book. It takes practice!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Task 18 and 19

I have had some experience with Wikis and their educational applications and would like to spend more time investigating the potential. Not sure whether to go with blogs or wikis for things like book review etc.
Had trouble with Rollyo - maybe had something to do with the computer playing up in the extreme heat! Will have to have another go at this as it looks like my attempt to set up a search wasn't successful.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Task 17

Lots of things to look into with Delicious. A few years ago I used a web-based book marking tool - can't remember the name but it didn't seem to have the features that appear here. The most obvious advantages are being able to access your bookmarks from wherever (work or home) and being able to share them with others. This will need a lot more time spent on it!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Task 16

Realised this should have gone with Task 15! Tried to edit that post but didn't seem to be able to do that. Anyone have any suggestions about that?
I found some really interesting sites and blogs following the suggested links. Will definitely go back and investigate some, especially some of the tools listed.