Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Online Productivity tools - Week 9

I have a Google Docs account. So far, I've used it to edit a shared multimedia presentation. I thought about using it for the library handbook, but felt the handbook was to personal for our district. I thought about shared editing of the curriculum scope and sequence, but again too much personal information.

If I was going to continue in the Middle School next year, I would explore using this with my students.

I have looked at Library Thing and Good Reads. I like the concept and love the fancy book covers on the shelf concept. I have to be honest and say that I don't want to catalog my books at home. (I like them messy and unorganized.) I'm also not fond of the fact that the sites link to book sellers. I don't feel that we should be encouraging one vendor over another - just to get glitzy images.

More Wikis - Week 7

I had been thinking about Wikis since the PSLA conference on May 2. I had the opportunity to hear Gale Junion-Metz speak about them. I also tried some of the wikis she mentioned (after I downloaded her presentation from the conference wiki.) I liked this wiki
Benson School Library Wiki and really enjoyed the Bart Simpson approach to this one.
Penfield HS Library Wiki I enjoyed the audio book reviews here Lower School Library Wiki

Blogs, Wikis and Avatars

Sorry that I haven't been keeping up my blog. Things have been moving very quickly. I see my avatar (from Yahoo) has disappeared. I guess I need to double check the link again.

I have created a wiki within one of my Moodle classes, but it doesn't have the functionality that I would like. I haven't had a chance to play with wikis for a couple of weeks.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Week 6-

I've had a account for a while. I stopped using it because it became more trouble than it was worth. All of the sites that I had bookmarked, had to be re-bookmarked and tagged. I think that I would like to transfer my bookmarked sites to a wiki. It will be easier to maintain.

Week 5 - Online Image generators

I wasn't able to get my Yahoo avatar to export, but I've found a new image generator in Voki. I just need to be able to get the voice going and export it.

Yahoo! Avatars

Got it!