Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Still Trying to Master RSS

I thought I subscribed to quite a few RSS feeds yesterday but I really wasn't sure where they were supposed to show up. However, when I clicked on the word Dashboard (something I hadn't noticed previously) and scrolled down a bit, I saw a list of the blogs I was following. I still think I may be missing some of the things I subscribed to.

What was more fun was finding the Shelfari widget on a friend's blog. I thought it was so neat that I started one of my own and bumped off the Flickr slide show. I generally read 2-3 books a week (Long ride twice daily in commuter bus and little interest in TV) so I probably won't keep it up to date.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

a 27 Things Wordle

Just saw a description of Wordle in another SPL blog so went to check it out. If the link below works, you should be able to see my 27 things Wordle.

I actually just copied and pasted the first two paragraphs of the introductory blog (Thing #1) into the Wordle application. Oddly enough it came out in library colors.


Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Happy Earth Day!

Enjoy the tree slide show from Flickr. I also discovered that another Add Gadget was how to get pictures in. So here is one of my favorites I used to illustrate the EDEN timesheet training. I've framed it with the motivator app from Big Huge Labs.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Flickr mashups

I've been playing with some of the Flickr mashups over the last few days but so far haven't been very successful at saving them and getting them into this blog or anywhere else. I'll need to play a little more at home where I have many more great photos available. I'd bring my camera to work but I don't know where the USB connecting cable is located. I did just add a Flickr slideshow on trees(clicked on Add a Gadget in the Layout tab) but would still like to get some of my own pictures up here.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Learning from Each Other

Thanks to Lori's suggestion, my title is looking better (when I have a chance, I will work on centering it). It occurs to me that this is what the 27 things program is really about - learning from each other. As the semi-official registrar, I am happy to report that we have 76 people signed up in the first week. We even have a few of our friends and customers signed up!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Formatting in my Favorite Thing

Okay, I really like this new template I've chosen and I think the picture really enhances the theme. I figured out how to change the color of Library Learning but I can't figure out how to move it or the picture so it is more readable.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

First Official Blog of my 27 Things

I can't say that I'm a first time blogger but this is the first one I set up on my own. I thought I'd go on to thing #3 this week so that I would have a place to record the things that I am learning about and practicing.

I really liked the 7 1/2 Lifelong Learning Tips presention I looked at yesterday. One of my goals is to acquire and learn to use the Articulate tool that was used to make that short demo. I'm on e-mail list for Articulate (Tom , the E-learning Guy) and find the tips very useful.