Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Rollyo Post No 11

Yahoo !!! I did it!! Quickly decided to do womens' health as a subect for my searchroll, looked at a couple of sites and put them on my roll and then the big one , added the searchroll to my blog . Couldn't quite believe it when it worked !! I need to start having more faith in my own abilities . It's been amazing what information I've picked up and I am very pleased at what I've been achieving. A great learning journey and I have now reached that important halfway mark .
Can see that Rollyo has many applications as a useful tool for teachers , medicos , gardeners and hobbyists etc

Monday, February 25, 2008

Librarything Take 3 Post No 10

Thought that Bronte Girl would really appreciate Librarything , being the well ordered soul that she is. My library at home consists of mainly MM's sport books , a few classics and gardening tomes .They are shelved in a higgledy piggledy manner , aforementioned Bronte Girl would have to rearrange , I'm afraid. I am a borrower more than a buyer . Have just read and enjoyed Toni Jordan's debut novel , "Addition". It explores obsessive behaviour - in this case , counting, and when should medication be taken . Is it a quirky trait or a medical problem? A really good read and Toni will be at Croydon Library on March 13 th at 12.30pm.

Library Thing take 2 post No 9

Quickly revisited Librarything today and decided that these books are what should be on my bookshelves . The cooking gene missed me, but luckily No 2 son , has it , so all is not lost. I am still waiting for him to cook me and MM ( my man) a scrumptious dinner .

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Library Thing Take 1 Post No 8

This is me rugged up against a cold mountain morning, pondering favourite authors and titles and trying to work out what else to add to my Library Thing account ( yes , another account with the obligatory password). I think I look a bit psychic so passwords should come to me in a flash .

Image Generators Take 2 Post No 7

No prizes for guessing what day it is.Have had problems today with Image Generators and not sure if it's my fault or not. Can hear "Digger " grumbling so am assuming he too is having difficulties.
Will keep practising though, and then next step forward in the Learning 2.0 tunnel will be Library Thing . So much to learn .

Monday, February 11, 2008

Image Generators Post No 6

Have had a very quick look at Image Generators, and will have more of a play after a much needed coffee break up on the mountain .Will definitely be back in the near future
"Digger "just looked over my shoulder and was suitably impressed when he realised what the name was on the coffee . This IS fun!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

RSS =really simple syndication Post 5

A busy blog day today as I joined and set up a Bloglines newsreader account and then even managed to add some feeds to it !! Impressed with myself. I added a weather one , a news one and Boing , because I liked the name!Reminds me of a former client whose business name was BOING , with it standing for Brink Of Insanity Neil Goodridge. A bit of trivia you didn't need to know , but what the heck ?
By my reckoning , I am moving along slowly but steadily towards the halfway mark of that learning 2.0 tunnel .

More Flickr Fun Post No 4

Had another look at Flickr mashups and tools today and could quite easily still be on it ! Looked at a mash up of a trip to Europe and Iceland and then went into tools . Some that I think could be useful are Flickr photosearch which searches by titles , tags or descriptions ;Flickr Organiser which helps you organise and display photos which would be really helpful after a holiday /trip when you have 100's of photos to go through.Another one which took my fancy was Alpha Learner - Flickr Mashup which helps children learn the English alphabet and language through photos. It could be a fun tool for Homework Support Groups to use in the Libraries.