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Week 6: New Search Engines

Exercises: 

Lesson 1: Create your own search engine with Rollyo. (You don’t have to do the de.lic.ious assignment that will come later.)

Lesson 2: Google it’s still the best! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXHCcwS00bk

Extra Credit – 1 each point for watching the following 4 youtube videos and 2 points if you blog how you will use one thing you learned in each video. You can do this anytime during the Library2.0 class.

    Secret Google Tips for Researchers by Tod Maffin

  1. Part 1
  2. Part 2
  3. Part 3
  4. Part 4
  5. Part 5 – Cheet Sheet

    These are tips written by  todmaffin CBC’s Technology Columnist

Lesson 3: Visual Search Engines

Discovery:

 Top 100 Alternative Search Engines April 2007

As always please ask Sue or Vicky for help if you are stuck on anything. Or tap into the knowledge of your fellow learners and ask someone who’s already finished the lesson.

 Vicky

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June 29, 2007 at 8:09 am 1 comment

Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukah in JUNE

Present

Hi all,

We hear and see you are all a little overwhelmed with all this new info. So we are giving you a present and taking a week off. No new lesson this Friday. Use this time to catch up on lessons, to ask for help, or to read some blogs in your google reader account. 

 Vicky

June 7, 2007 at 12:43 pm 1 comment

Reminders

Hi everyone,

 Hope all is going will with your lesson this week. Just a couple of reminders.

1. Blogs are for blogging! Please write about the lessons in your blog. That let’s us know that you did the lesson and if you have any questions. If you have trouble reaccessing your blog contact Vicky or Sue S. we can help.

2. Let us know when you complete lessons. I have ellison die cuts to hand out. You wouldn’t want your collection incomplete!

 Keep on truckin’ on the road to Library2.0.

 Vicky & Sue

June 5, 2007 at 12:32 pm Leave a comment

Week 4: Flickr

Week 4: Lesson 1:  Flickr Foto Fun 

Discovery Resources:

Discovery Exercises:

1.

Take a good look around Flickr and discover an interesting image that you want to blog about. Be sure to include either a link to the image or,  add the image in your post.

2. 

Go to Use the library’s digital camera,or your own,  to capture a few pictures of something in the library. Upload these image into the library’s Flickr  account [Username: lucylibs  Password: 95cedar ]. If you don’t know how to get the photos from the camera to the computer – here are instructions for using the library’s card reader.  Tag at least one of the images LRW Library Newington and mark it public. Then create a post in your blog about your photo and experience. Be sure to include the image in your post.

So go ahead, explore the site and have some Flickr photo fun and if you’re interested in looking at some photo hosting sites, then why not check out Jamie’s recommendations & this Wired story. (Thanks Jamie for the link).

PS: A quick word about photo posting etiquette – When posting identifiable photos of other people (especially minors) is it advisable to get the person’s permission before posting their photo in a publicly accessible place like Flickr. Never upload pictures that weren’t taken by you (unless you have the photographer’s consent) and always give credit when you include photos taken by someone else in your blog.

One of my favorite Flickr photos.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/le_hibou/315949999/

 Eiffel Tower by Le Hibou’s

Please ask for help from Vicky or Sue if you need it or ask one of your co-workers who has already completed the lesson.

June 1, 2007 at 8:19 am 1 comment

Internet can change your life

Add this to your blogs to check out this week.

 Internet can change your life by a librarian in Guam. Your old stomping ground Joan Q.

I already learned that there are guitar lessons on YouTube!

 -vicky

p.s.

Remember you can find the lesson if you scroll down a little bit.

 vc

May 19, 2007 at 1:59 pm Leave a comment

Week 2: Blogging and Online Communication

You all are amazing. This blog has had so many hits! Thanks for making Sue and I feel all our work was worth it.

Please Please don’t be overwhelmed by this week’s lesson. There are 4 individual lessons each will take you about 15 to 25 minutes. This week is packed because blogging is the basis of these lessons. Week 4 will be about Flickr and only one lesson. So you will have some time to breath and/or catch up.

If you want extra credit please send sue an email about what you did and where. We may miss it otherwise.

Off we go to explore the bliblioblogosphere! and other online communication.

Lesson #1 Explore the blogosphere. Visit some blogs to see what it’s all about. 

Lesson #2
Enter the blogosphere. Go to
WordPress.com and use these helps
to create a blog. Then use these helps to post an entry in your blog. Why not blog about why you want to learn more about Library 2.0? or about your experience setting up a blog?


Lesson #3:
 Send instant messages to coworkers using meebo.
 Instructions.


Lesson #4:
 Learn about Twitter

May 17, 2007 at 9:36 am 1 comment

Previous Lessons

Previous lessons will be found right here on the blog. Blog entries will show in reverse chronological order with the newest entries first.

You might also find short blog entries during the week about a hot new Library2.0 item.

Just today Sue said to me “New feature on meebo?  Geez, this web 2.0 stuff changes faster than the weather”.

 -vc

May 15, 2007 at 2:59 pm Leave a comment


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