Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Thing 1 - 23 Mobile Things

Here we go again! I learned so much from 23 things on a stick that 23 Mobile Things has got to be fantastic. I hope to become more familiar with the app world. I do have a few on my ipad but mostly for entertainment or exercise purposes. Hope to expand my horizons. Oh and maybe find some useful tools for work to share.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Showing how to blog

I am demonstrating how to enter a new blog post.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Thing 29: Google Tools

I tried Google Wiki and Google Sites. I have to agree with the article from Techcrunch - Google didn't need to change the way we search. When searching Google I usually don't get past the first page before I tweak my search again. If I find web sites, I either add them to my favorites or send them to my delicious account with appropriate tags. For me, Google is just the starting point. I don't think that it has to be everything.

Google Sites on the hand is a great tool. My co-workers and I used it to work on a presentation and then actually used it instead of power point using Google Presentation if we needed to create any slides. We started using ZOHO wiki but after seeing how easy Google Sites was to use, we stopped and created the same content on Google sites in about half the time. Plus it looks a little nicer than some of the other tools. The only criticism is you can only embed videos from Google or YouTube.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Thing 28: Customized Home Pages

I had created an iGoogle home page before so I tried Pageflakes. It didn't seem as easy and my changes didn't stick. Maybe it was me. So I went back to iGoogle and added a few more gadgets to my original page and changed the theme. I added a couple of foreign laguage tools, a news feed and of course, local weather. I also like the world clocks and having the theme reflect the time of day. I use other Google tools so using iGoogle makes sense. I am not that organized to really have a useable, all-inclusive home page. It seems like I just have a lot of stuff. But I like it.

Twitter revisited

I am still not comfortable using Twitter but since I first wrote about Twitter, I have read a few articles about Twitter. I can see its uses. I was too hung up on the fact that I don't have a cell phone or lap top. Plus, I am following someone who is twittering as Julius Ceasar.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Thing 27: Twitter

I read the introductory stuff and don't think Twitter is for me. I was almost convinced after watching the Common Craft video but as I began exploring, I quickly lost enthusiasm. Is it because I don't have a cell phone? I also never update my Facebook account. I just look at my friend's pages. However, after reading how Twitter is being used by librarians and other possible uses, I think it would be a useful tool professionally but that would mean that I would have to practice using Twitter. Do I need to purchase a cell phone now or a lap top to take to conferences?

I signed up to be a follower of Hibbing Public Library.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Thing 26: Join the 23 Things Ning

I joined Ning during the first round and have not looked at it until now. I added a video, a picture and displayed my badge on my blog. I did not join any groups. I am not so sure that Ning is something that I would use if I did not have a specific purpose or group project. It would be a great tool for sharing ideas - if one had any ideas to share.