Saturday, March 3, 2007

Summarize your experiences during the Learning 2.0 Project.

Oh the 2.0 Project...
I loved it! It was fun and cool and I can't wait to get my prize! If Summer Reading has taught me anything, incentives and prizes work! For all ages!

- What was the most important thing that you learned? Using RSS and finding Bloglines.
Why? I have been wanting to read blogs for awhile, but how to find them and then how to keep up with them and Bloglines was the answer to all those questions!

- What was most challenging? The RSS was the most challenging too.
Why? First I didn't understand what it was, but with a little help from Laurie, David and Jenn I got. And then it just hit me and I understood. Now I realize how great it is!

- How can PVLD use these technologies to deliver or improve library services?
Well I already have a storytime blog and I think we should have a Summer Reading Blog and maybe a Myspace page. Keeping on top of technology will help us with our consumer relationships.

- How successful was the “self-directed” learning model? It was great! I loved doing it on my on time, when I felt like it and it was simple to do. I love following directions and I love having a goal, it really inspires me to finish.

Is this a useful way of encouraging staff development? YES! I think we should have a Learning 2.5!

Task 10 - Explore

I already had a Myspace account. I got one a couple of years ago when
there was a buzz around the library about it. And then I never went
back, until now. I updated the pic. I changed it. I used to have a pic
of my puppets, but now it's me. The same me that is on my blog.

I finally did the profile and I added a bunch of people! And even this
week one of my old college buddies found me! Which is awesome!

I added some other friends and musicians and people! And now I have more friends!

Come be my friend at My space!

What are the benefits and pitfalls of
It is a great way to connect, if your info is public anyone can see it.
Beware Identity Theft and more... another draw back is another thing to

Why is so popular? Because you can chat with your friends and have fun and show great pics! It can be an information site too!

Monday, February 26, 2007

Task 9 - Explore online office tools

Check out Google Docs & Spreadsheets-EASY :-)

I used my gmail account. and I created a new document.

Write a blog posting about Google Docs & Spreadsheets:

This would be grea for library customers. So they can save their docs anywhere and then get them from any computer. Easier than a flash drive!
This is a great tool!
Very helpful for people who use more than one computer to do work. It is a great way to have your documents web based.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Task 8: Explore You Tube

I went to You Tube. I then created an account , my username is MrsB2point0

There are so many videos on You Tube! You could spend days there. I watched a few, I posted a comment.

Here is the video I viewed:

Why do you think YouTube is so popular?
I think it is so popular because everyone can get their 15 minutes of fame.
The Video format is great for self expression and spreading information. People remember what they see and hear!

Can you think of any ways the library can use Youtube?
We can use it by posting parts of our programs, I could do public domain fingerplays and songs!
We could post someone talking about library polices etc.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Task 7 - Explore Wikipedia

I went to

I created an account. I am MrsB2.0Librarian, this is my Wikipedia username.

Once I was logged in I found the entry for Palos Verdes Library District!

I edited the page. I added info about Live Homework Help..."The Palos Verdes Library District offers LIVE HOMEWORK HELP!! All you need is a library card and then you can get help from a live tutor 7 DAYS A WEEK, from 1pm-10pm. Free tutoring in Math, Science, Social Studies and English! For grades 4-12 and College Into! Go to our website and click on the icon for LIVE HOMEWORK HELP powered by Enter your library card number and you are ready to talk with your personal tutor. Click here to see a demo:"

Then I saved the changes.

Using Wikipedia was so easy and very easy to post too.

Why is it important to know about Wikipedia and understand how it works?

Wikipedia is an interesting beast. It is good to know how it works, because it will lead you to think more critically about the information that is on it. I find that because anyone can edit information it may not be accurate. But understanding it will help me use this resource more accurately.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Task 6: Im

Parts 1-3 were easy!

My name:

Part 4. Learn what the Buddy List does and how it can be useful.

The buddy list is the list of all your buddies! All your friends that have an AIM name.
This can be very useful, image I am on the desk and having trouble figuring out which book a patron is talking about, if Louise is on I could Im her and ask here if she knows the book based on the patron's description.

Parts 5-7 EASY!!

Part 8a. Copy and paste the auto reply and post it in your blog:
here it is........

kathyb2point0 (3:47:59 PM): Hello!Auto Response from PVLD2007 (3:47:59 PM): Congratulations! You have successfully sent an Instant Message. Please copy and paste this text into your blog.

Part 8b. Post why the Buddy List is significant in your blog...that is what I am doing right now!

I love the buddy list it helps you be connected and communicate without being in the same place, it is fun and helpful too!

Friday, February 9, 2007

Emily & Chichi

Emily_2006_bed[1], originally uploaded by fivealino.

Here is my uploaded Flickr pic!

This is my fave pic of Emily! She is soooooooooo cute holding her fave toy, Chichi.


Task 5: Explore Flickr

1. Go to and learn about this popular image hosting site...Easy went there!
2. Create a Flickr account...Created an account!
2. Have some Flickr fun and discover some Flickr Services. There are neat services, API Documentation to set up your own programs! FEEDS, I might add a few to my BlogLInes!

3. Post a photo, and link it to your blog.
See in the other post above! I also left up my Flickr test.

4. Why is tagging so important? Tags help you find photos which have something in common. You can assign as many tags as you wish to each photo.

5. What is your favorite feature on Flickr? It is so easy to post photo's to your blog! I think I like that feature! And viewing the slide show of photo's cool!

6. Check out the user groups... what is an online community? An Online Community is A virtual community. A group whose members are connected by means of information technologies! Like Flickr! As Flickr states; "Groups are a fabulous way to share photos and conversation, either privately or with the world. "


This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.

Task 4: Photo

Here is my Digital Photo!
I love taking pics, it's fun!
I hope to one day to log all my puppets this way!

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Task 3: RSS

I joined Bloglines and I am finding some cool blogs.
And I finally figured out this RSS Feed thing!

If you want the feed go in the website (the thing after my RSS:), put that web address in your Bloglines add a feed. And then Bloglines will add it to your list of blogs to check!
I got it!

It took a little while, but I think I got it!

Here are some of my Faves:

Check out my feeds to the Right!!!

Task 2: The Blog

Well here it is!
My learning 2.0 Blog.

Here I will record my adventures in the 2.0 experience. Setting it up was easy. I actually have another blog for my storytimes I just started. Check it out!
Blogs are fun and free flowing and there are many great ones out there to read!
I hope you enjoy my 2.0 experience blog too!

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Task 1: The Web Account

Setting up the web account was easy. Picking the name hard-ish. I wanted my name to be fun, but to the point. I chose MrsB2.0PVLD. Simple and direct.

The Kick Off Party

Was Awesome!

I fell in love with Guitar Hero! The food was yummy too!
Now I am ready to rock out on my tasks! Yeah!