Thursday, July 5, 2007


Wow ! So many lessons, so much info. I am taken back by all the items covered in this 2.0 quest. I definitely know how to operate a Blog. I can get involved in social networking on My Space or Flickr, sharing both interests and pictures with close friends or new friends. Library Thing opens up the world of books to us and Net-Library allows us to read E-Books. RSS Feeds bring us the latest news.
Pod casts and You-Tube can either provide you with live audio or video of your favorite broadcasts.

I did like the idea of meeting with you girls to help me along at the beginning of the program, I would have liked to have met more often.

Thanks you for your efforts. I AM DONE. (WHEW!)

Net Library

Net Library is pretty easy to use. I was quite surprised. I needed to give a user name; password; name; and e-mail address, in order to set up an account. I looked up many books and many topics... then read, read, read! I'm not too sure I'd use this feature though.
I like to hold the book I'm reading in my hand. I don't think I would read the E-Book before it was due. I could however use this feature if I were reading a textbook and needing to refer to information often.
My son's Middle School is hoping to set up the school's website with access to grades; school assignments; and textbooks. This would be a good thing.
Thanks to 2.0 I am prepared for reading books on-line.


Pod casting is a neat tool that can be used to educate or entertain. I enjoy listening to motivational speeches and sermons. They help me focus better while I'm working on ordering or doing other Library work. I used it while working on 2.0.

Yahoo Podcast was the easiest on the pod casts systems for me to use. The search engine is very thorough and efficient. I looked up a local podcast from Jefferson City. I was able to find it quickly using the Yahoo Podcast. I will have a good time using my new MP3 Player with favorite tunes and broadcasts,with the knowledge I gain here.

YOU TUBE - 1957 Ella Fitzgerald on the Nate King Cole Show

What fun I had discovering You-Tube. I felt like it was my portal into the past. I am a big fan of Jazz singers. I was elated to find old footage and music with Lena Horne, Ella Fitzgerald, and Nat King Cole. I can use this for fun and information. The You-Tube website is set up so you can choose video, channels, categories and community (personal video). I could not imagine posting home video images on a public website. I did appreciate the video used in the 2.0 Learning it is a great learning tool. Libraries can benefit by sharing instructional techniques. Go You-Tube !

Tuesday, June 26, 2007


Wow! I was blown away by the list of sites on the 2.0 Award Site, so many categories to chose from. Our class just skimmed the surface of 2.0. I was surprised at how many sites we covered in our class. Blog Guides and Social Tagging were newest to me.
But, for this lesson I was most floored by the Pod Services provided by the PodOmatic. The layout for the site is so orderly. There aren't many
pictures or much clutter on the web pages at all. I found the site easy to maneuver
and not over stimulating - even though it was chosen as number three in Pod Services.
I could surely see this being used in Library Services. It is user friendly and so easy to navigate. Customers can get pod casts for whatever they want.

Monday, June 25, 2007


Google Labs seems like the place to mesh creativity and science. Experiments are going on all the time. That would be the place for me. I viewed many of the lab ideas and was impressed.
I like the idea of Music Trends. Here you can get lists of best selling artists from around the world.
Transit seems to be a tool worth developing. It includes cities and countries tourists frequent. It would work well with Ride Finder. Customers could use these sites to make one good mash-up. Patrons could book transportation before going on a trip or to find shuttles after arriving at their destinations.
Suggest, I think is unnecessary along with Trends, and Related Links. These tools duplicate functions that are already in existence like MySpace and Technorati.
Ride Finder and Transit would make swell graduates from the Lab. Go Google Labs !!!

Monday, June 18, 2007

WEB - BASED ONLINE PRODUCTIVITY TOOLS has me surprised. I was thrilled to learn there are software applications you can use no matter where you are. Not only that, they are compatible with Microsoft Office and other software. Sign me up. I just purchased an older computer from the the library. I am adding to it features I will enjoy. I am interested in these tools for sure. I did explore the word processing possibilities more than spreadsheets etc. Another cool fine!