Listed below are 23 Things (or small exercises) that you can do on the Web to explore and expand your knowledge of the Internet and Web 2.0. Staff are encouraged to complete all 23 items on this list by December 2, 2008, in order to receive a free flash drive, and be entered in the drawing for the prizes.
Note: Starting with Week 7, Wikis, there are two weeks to complete each grouped set of “things,” instead of one. I have not renumbered the weeks, just for the sake of simplicity. Please don’t ask me to do this. 🙂
23 Learn & Play @CML Things
(Note: Details about each task will be activated every week with posts related to each item)
- Week 1: Introduction–official start on August 12, 2008
- Read this blog & find out about the program.
- Discover a few pointers from lifelong learners and learn how to nurture your own learning process.
Week 2: Blogging
- Set up your own blog and add your first post.
- Register your blog on CMLsi, and begin your Learn & Play journey.
Week 3: Photos & Images
- Explore Flickr and learn about this popular image hosting site.
- Have some Flickr fun and discover some Flickr mashups and third-party sites.
- Create a blog post about anything technology-related that interests you this week.
Week 4: RSS & Newsreaders
- Learn about RSS feeds and setup your own Bloglines newsreader account.
- Locate a few useful library related blogs and/or news feeds.
Week 5: Play Week!
- Play around with an online image generator.
- Take a look at LibraryThing and catalog some of your favorite books.
- Explore Twitter and post some tweets.
Week 6: Tagging, Folksonomies, & del.icio.us
- Learn about tagging and discover del.icio.us (a social bookmaking site).
- Read a few perspectives on Web 2.0, Library 2.0 and the future of libraries, and blog your thoughts.
Week 7: Wikis
- Learn about wikis and discover some innovative ways that libraries are using them.
- Add an entry to the Learn & Play @CML wiki sandbox.
Week 8: Online Applications & Tools
- Take a look at some online productivity (word processing, spreadsheet) tools.
- Explore any site from the Web 2.0 awards list, play with it, and write a blog post about your findings.
- Explore CML’s own Tool Box of great Web 2.0 tools.
- Discover YouTube and a few sites that allow users to upload and share videos.
- Discover some useful search tools for locating podcasts.
- Take a look at the titles available on MOLDI and learn how to download audiobooks.
- Summarize your thoughts about this program on your blog.
Week 9: Podcasts and Video
Week 10: Downloadable audio