Sunday, February 28, 2010

Thing 12 commenting

I enjoyed reading from How to Comment Like a King (or Queen!) . I found that people do post things that sometimes are very hurtful and can be taken the wrong way. People can not see the emotion that is actually behind the comment and sometime people will take the comments in ways that were not to be ment in certain ways. People must keep in mind that they should post to others they way they would talk to others. I like this blog because it makes me remember this.

I also like 10 Techniques to Get More Comments on Your Blog . I am really a looker than I am a poster. I like to read things others post and often times think that what I have to contribute to people's post is not much worth reading. I do like the ideas to get more people to post on my site and I think this is going to make things easier for me

One blog site is a site that I like to visit as I am trying to get in better shape and enjoy the tips I can get from here.

Another site I follow is . I love to floow the sports out here in Katy and this is a great site to keep up with the gossip per say of the teams. Have blogged for a while here.

I enjoyed posting on others sites for this post and found that many people had the same thing to say about being lookers on others sites. I am hoping to be better at posting on others after reading this thing assignment.

LibraryThing #11

I went into this site and had a little bit of trouble at first. I found searching books under the Library of Congress to be a very slow process. I switched and went into Amazon and this was much quicker. Since I really do not have time to read, I just picked school libraries as my topic and added books from this category. I can see where this would be a very helpful tool for the avid reader. It would also be a great place to look up what others thought of a particular book. It would give you some insite to the book before you selected it for a public library. I am sure it is also a great place to hold book talks with others. Librarians could share their thoughts on certain books with other librarians. I will have to keep this site in mind as I continue on with my library science degree. I did not join a group at this time as I rarely keep up with the things I have already joined now.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Thing #10 image maker

I worked on playing on this site and enjoyed this one very much. I have tried some of the others like and did not like this one as much as you had to have points to share and it is really more like facebook, which I find way easier to use. I do like how on bibhugelabs I could send my images to the facebook account.

I created two different pictures of my daughters and enjoyed this. They really liked what I created.

Thing 9

I found google to be on e of the easier ones for me to use. It was very user friendly and I was able to navigate around pretty easily. I guess I am getting more comfortable with google that I prefer it over the others. It allows for a wide variety of searches.

I do like as it allowed for me to put in my local town, Katy, which brought up information only pertinent to Katy. I felt like this was a site that allowed me to read things that were more of my interest.

I did not like I found this to be to busy with little words to read that I was just not as interested in searching on this site. Too many offers like languages to chose from, countries to chose from and since I really am not that interested in things other than the US, I was not as impressed.

One thing that really bothered me while searching is that I typed in the word "marines" and it brought up some porn site of marines. I was floored being that my daughter is dating a marine and she could pso easily access these sites if she were leafing through them as I did. UGH!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Thing #8-RSS Feeds

Well, I am playing with all sorts of new things and this is yet another one of them. I did enjoy the site, but honestly found that I do not surf the same sites as often as I thought to make them my RSS feeds. I thought of some that I do use and have added them to my reader. I can see where this would be important as a librarian or teacher. It is easy to mark files that you would want your students to use for tracking such things as current events.

I think an advantage of the RSS feed is that a teacher can have pre selected sites available that you would want the students to use. I also think it gives students a start into finding their own RSS feed ideas.
Technology is very important in today's society and I am slowly learning all the new things. I see that RSS feeds are important for librarians to use as it can help with the cross curriculum use for teachers. It also is good for the librarian to have these as the librarian can help with curriculum that is being taught in the various grade levels and can have RSS feeds ready to be used.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Thing #7

Google- I do enjoy using google. I am familiar with a lot of the things google offers. For me it is easy to use and I think it has great tools. I like the google scholar function. I was able to use this to look up sources for another class I am taking. I am more comfortable with this search engine, but I have been trying out Bing as well.

Another tool I liked about the google search site was the alerts. I was able to put in items that I am interested in following. I put in the Olympics and I have already gotten a alert. It will be fun to see what alerts come through for me to read and to keep me updated.

I did enjoy some of the other areas, like the claendar and list making features. However, I am terrible about having list and not always sticking to them, so I thought I will just leave that one alone for now.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Thing 6

I really enjoyed the website I created a book called diversity in colors. I thought I could use a book like this for all grade levels and create various picture books to be walked through. I really enjoyed the picking of the different pictures and have fun it is to be like an "author and Illustrator." The pictures came from Call Me Sunshine under flickr .

Thing #6

I think under this site mashups there are some interesting things to be used. I can really see how an art teacher would appreciate this site as well. I also see how a librarian can use this as a lesson to teach to students in creating their own books. I think I will enjoy using this site in the future.