Sunday, November 14, 2010

Thing #23 Reflection

All good things must come to an end, and as I write my last post on Library2Play, I am a little sad. This activity has been so rewarding and enriching—professionally and personally; I hate to say goodbye. Now I can actually say that I have a blog, and I hope to continually move forward in the techy world.

*What were your favorite discoveries or exercises on this learning journey?

There are so many! Photostory was fun and easy to make. Glogster was another favorite. I love the interactive poster idea. I already up-graded to the premium account, and now I can organize my students into classes and post assignments. My GT students tried it out last week and was so excited about creating a project in Glogster. Last, but not least, I was totally amazed that I could create a custom search for my students using Rollyo. I will definitely use this tool with my students.

*How has this program assisted or affected your lifelong learning goals?

Before this class, Web 2.0 technology was a mystery, and I just did not understand it. Library2Play has helped me to not be afraid and made me just jump right in and try it. It also enlightened me that help is only a click or comment away. This activity also got my creative juices flowing again, which I am so grateful for.

*Were there any take-a-ways or unexpected outcomes from this program that surprised you?

I was surprised at all the different aspects of Google—Google Reader, Google Docs, iGoogle, etc. I finally understand how to work in Google Docs and will really try to get my team at school on board the Google train. Also, Google Reader has helped me read my favorite blogs more often.

What could we do differently to improve upon this program’s format or concept?

I thought it was very well organized as I gained insight with each “thing.” The only thing I can think of to improve is maybe update the Web 2.0 Awards list site. Do they have an up-to-date awards list? I researched it briefly and came up empty-handed. Also, there were a few links that were not hot. Over-all, Library2Play gets my vote for “The Best Hands-On Web 2.0 Technology Course.”

*If we offered another discovery program like this in the future, would you choose to participate?

Yes! I previewed Library2Play 2 and 3. I hope to take a closer look during Christmas break, but please let me know if there are any other discovery opportunities.

*How would you describe your learning experience in ONE WORD?


Thanks to all my classmates for your comments and encouragement. It has been a fun ride! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!


  1. the awards list was not updated after 2008. So glad you have started using things with your students..Glogster is one of my favs!

    hope you will continue to explore other things and add them to your toolbox!

  2. Of all the in -services / continuing ed programs I have ever done 23 Things and 11. 5 Things are the two that stayed with me. I use what I learned every day. In fact I can't imagine my life without Delicious and Google Reader!