Exploring different podcasts can be fun and time consuming. But, once found they arrive as regularly as the Monday morning workweek. I found a couple that I could enjoy and look forward to arriving.
The Teacher’s Podcast.
All Things Considered, on NPR (Which just had a fabulous segment on E.B.White and Charlotte’s Web. Did you know that it took E.B.White seventeen takes to record the audio portion of Charlotte’s death? He could not get through the reading without breaking down in tears.
The Writer’s Almanac with Garrison Keillor. Enough said- this rocks on the radio and most of the time I miss it, so now I won’t!
I am also investigating iTunes U- a ton of colleges have gotten together to provide webcasts and podcasts on a ton of subjects. You subscribe just like the podcasts at iTunes, not all are podcasts but many are. Many of the lectures are from major universities. Looks like a fun site to explore.
Hey I gotta go- “So You Think You Can Dance” is on!!!!!!
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Realio Trulio, I haven’t forgotten my goal to complete the ATN things! But, am a whole week behind….but for a realio trulio good reason- my mumsie was visiting from out of state. It was such great fun, too! Now, just as Custard the Dragon was victorious in the end…….so shall I!!!!
I love the whole idea of podcasting- info coming to me, only the new stuff coming, getting the information hands free, perhaps while I am undertaking some other task that must be done- it is a multi-taskers dream, I suppose! I have an ipod but I haven’t been using it- this has motivated me to brush the dust off and put it to work. One podcast that I checked out was “The Teacher’s Podcast” at http://teacherspodcast.org/. Pretty interesting but the reason I mention it here is they are having a podcasting contest! Due by August 15, the details are on the top bar of the website- under contests. Although it is primarily for teachers, I know there are lots of SLMer’s out there and seems like a fun way to practice some podcasting. Wouldn’t that be something if one of us newbie’s won….
One way I think creating a podcast would work at our library: Podcasting how to access databases and which databases are useful in which situations. Or, adding a podcast of our weekly storytimes to put on our website- that would be fun!
I know there must be a way to add a link to a word- so it goes directly to the site, but I can’t seem to find it and my google search for the answer lead me nowhere- help! (Like I could say…..the contest is here and clicking would go here:
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Quite awhile back I got hooked on a blog from a library and darn it, right now I can’t recall the name, but I loved it. It had great tidbits of information on the literary world and I looked forward to checking it out every day or so. That was my first intro to a blog and before long I was checking quite a few- for a booklover and library lurker, there is a bonanza of jibber-jabber and info sharing to be had. Luckily, I somehow stumbled onto Bloglines and got it set up. I have been using it for over a year now and it’s terrific. Whether I check in daily or miss a few days, all the posts are saved up until I get to them- but the best part is the fact that they are all in one place. At a glance I can see who has posted and with a quick click I can add or delete blogs.
I checked out Google Reader and I think I will just stay put with Bloglines for now. I wasn’t familiar with Netvibes so I went to that site and it is a personalized homepage. I have been using igoogle for my homepage, it’s fun to add widgets or personalize and you can have that nifty picture at the top- seems that is what Netvibes is. Hmmmmm, now that I think a bit, Netvibes you can also add your blogs, but does it manage the feeds? Ima gonna haveta check that out!
I’d like to send out this question to everyone in 2.0 land: Seems like when you get a group like this together you have some go-getters in the crowd- probably great on the job, too! So, tell one or two great ideas, programs, events, tips- whatever, that really stood out for you in the past year, a “tell and share” of sorts! Soon we’ll have an arsenal of info to tuck into our pockets for that just right time!
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My name is Elle and I am a teacher/librarian at a combination public/school library. I am somewhat familiar with some of these fun and useful tools, but I am missing little bits of important info on how to use the applications- leaving me out of the loop. And I don’t want to be out of the loop- after all, what librarian does, right?! My goal is to bring something new to this upcoming year of mine and keep my computer skills fresh.
But for now, I am looking forward to learning great things and seeing what this fabulous group can learn in 12 short steps!
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