Saturday, September 1, 2007

I'm Finished!!!!!

I can't believe I actually did it! Yowza! I really loved what I learned and wish I had taken my time to learn at a more leisurely pace; it would have given me much more time to explore. I would most certainly participate in another online learning program if our gracious organization decides to make one. Right now, I am also completing an InfoPeople online social networking class with Meredith Farkas, so I'm getting the information in lots of different ways. By Tuesday, I will have a proposal written for my school implementing some Web 2.0 tool. At this point I am debating between a book review blog by me, and a wiki contributed by the kids and I. The second idea is winning out so far, I just need to create a way to monitor is so the "powers that be" will be happy.

My favorite discoveries were:
  • that I have downloadable audiobooks available to me through my local Contra Costa Library.
  • how cool blogs could be as a tool for communication and marketing.
  • Ning in all its varieties of uses (I joined two groups)
  • my google RSS reader--how did I ever live without this!!!!!
The only thing I could think of that you could do differently is somehow inspire people to continue and finish all the weeks. I noticed many people got off to a good start, me included, but faded out during summer. Maybe a weekly group email with lots of positive ideas would help us keep it more on the front burner...


Jackie S, 2.0 project manager said...

Congratulations@ You have successfully completed School Library Learning 2.0. You are now an official member of the CSLA 2.0 Team and your blog has been moved over to the "Congratulations - 2.0 Team" list.

The more ways you learn about web 2.0 tools the better. InfoPeople, CTAP, and other 2.0 workshops are excellent ways to reinforce and expand your knowledge. Excellent!

Another great way to keep discovering cool 2.0 tools is to cheer on your colleagues who will be working through School Library Learning over the school year. In fact, as a member of the CSLA 2.0 Team that is an important role you play. Invite your colleagues to take the course and cheer them along, too. It is amazing how much we've learned by being in the "cheering" section.

Best wishes.
- Jackie Siminitus
CSLA 2.0 Team project manager

IrmaPince said...

Congratulations! You made it! Now you can take your time to go back and explore at a more leisurely pace. Make sure that you also log in to the
curriculum wikifor more ideas and to contribute some of your own.
P.S. I will be doing a session at the conference called Books, Blogs and the Ties that Bind that explains how I managed to make the district IT folks happy with having me and the students blogging about books.

rob said...

Way to Alex. Thanks for sharing such insightful thoughts!