Thursday, April 19, 2007

Final Task - Summary

While I have finished the tasks I haven't really explored these various sites and their capabilites yet. Now that I'm finished I will return to do this. I particularly enjoy using RSS and keeping myself up to date on the feeds I chose as well as the flickr and utube features.

I found that remembering how to sign into my accounts the hardest thing to remember.

I think it's important for me to be familiar with these new technologies to be adequately computer literate and to assist patrons in the best way possible.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Task 10 - MySpace This might be very popular for the young adults - networking with friends or career networking, etc. I don't really see myself using it all that much, but who knows - I might surprise myself and become more computer savvy.

Task 9 - Using on-line office tools

I created a suggestion form for MC patrons to use which can be accessed from their personal computer to assist MC in building a significant Music CD collection.

Task 8 - Youtube My user name is marcia053. I will explore more of this feature later, but I immediately found this great elephant video which I loved. It will be fun to check in from time to time to see the other videos posted.

Task 7 - Explore Wikipedia

Mrc_cnnr is my user name on Wikipedia. I added that PVLD now also has downloadable video. I have mixed feeling about Wikipedia. I will have to learn about the advantages from someone who knows what they are.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Task 6 - Instant Messaging

HmltnBrooks (05:13:59 pm): Somehow, with Laurie's help, I have found myself here. Yikes!
(05:13:59 pm)PVLD2007 is no longer signed on.

Im is important so that I can speak live to my friends, far and wide.

Task 5 - Explore Flickr

Originally uploaded by matt.groves.
I found this photo on creative commons, and I really liked it because it reminded me of my fabulous safari to Kenya and Tanzania several years ago.To post this photo I first had to create a flickr account. I linked my blog to my flickr account. I like to be able to post photos to my own blog, and I also like to be able to view others' pictures and be able to post them to my blog.

Task 4 Using the Digital Camera

I took digital photos when the firemen came to Thursday story time and also when the Easter Bunny came to Malaga Cove the following Week.

Task 3 Rss Feeds This is one of the feeds I subscribe to on because I am planning to adopt the perfect dog. I hope this will be useful to me in selecting new authors and books for the book club.

Saturday, April 7, 2007

Task 2

After setting up my blog earlier, I tried to access it again when I got home and I became very confused with g-mail accts., etc. but here I am again. I'm doing this without really understanding the "structure" of all this - maybe I don't need to! I suppose when I have finished all the steps, this early dilemma will seem moot.

Task 1 and 2

Amazingly enough I have completed the first 2 tasks without too much difficulty. The next challenge will probably be to find my blog again after creating all these accounts, passwords, etc. The challenge is on!