Friday, July 4, 2008

Thing # 20

I wonder what Franklin would think about a new way to read the news besides "The New England Courant", the first "newspaper" in Boston?!

I tried to add (embed) a Teacher Video but it was so big in the blog and when I saved it on the right the whole video wasn't visible.

1.) Select a reader. Well I had done that for Thing #8. AND discovered I have forgotten to read the blogs! I have a lot to read! I just found some interesting & current blogs posted about ALA, summer, 2008.

2) I did add "Of Life, Education & Books" and "Library TWEeter" . "Eagles Read" is a good example of a blog that didn't work in a school. "Rummel Creek Musing" is a wonderful example of students' work. I put my students' Haikus on my library webpage this past year and was it a great PR tool with parents & students. I will add more as I get used to using Google Reader.

It is just hard to find time to read what everyone is commenting! I guess that is an excuse to purchase an I phone.

3) RSS Feeds
What do you like about RSS and newsreaders? I'm on the computer everyday so it is ONE easy way to read my favorite blogs & they are RIGHT there. I do enjoy reading what others' comments are on the various issues.

How do you think you might be able to use this technology in your school or personal life? I work with elementary student so I probably wouldn't use it at school. I "just run out of time" each day to "keep up with the news". I know that this would help my life!

How can libraries use RSS or take advantage of this new technology? There could be a link on the library's website which would share news, You Tube informational videos, and teen library blog. Here is a link to the Carrollton Public Library's "teen blog" that two librarians created.

1 comment:

smclawler said...

I think my videos from YouTube and TeacherTube are too big, also. But unlike your problem, mine fit. I don't know why. I did post a question asking if anyone knew how to make them smaller. Haven't received a response, yet, but if I do, I'll let you know.