Sunday, January 13, 2008

Week 1 through 9


Congratulations to all!
Best wishes,
- Jackie and the whole CSLA 2.0 Team March, 2008

School Library 2.O is one professional development class that has had an immediate impact on how I use my computer every day, and it will become part of how I teach my students. Every moment spent on this class has been well worth it. This is not like other classes where you think it's interesting while you're learning it, but then can't figure out how to make use of it. I'd love to see it continue as new technologies emerge. Elaine Donoghue April, 2008

Invigorating! Challenging! Overwhelming! Fun! Worthwhile! Can we do more!
Kathy Dvorchak March, 2008

Just wanted to let you know that I completed the course. I hope I didn’t miss any assignments or requirements along the way. If so, please let me know, and I will do them. I truly enjoyed this process and feel that I learned so much. The comments that I made in the process of completing my survey seemed so inadequate – it was difficult narrowing down what I had learned or picking a “favorite piece.” This was a tremendous opportunity, and I would recommend it to anyone interested in exploring these tools. Thank you to you and your cheerleader team, and to MSLA, and CSLA!

Diane Norby, Library Teacher

I was very nervous about doing this, but am very happy to have learned all the 2.0 skills it offered. I'd recommend it for all school library teachers.

Patsy Divver, March 2008

Overall, I found this to be one of the best courses in technology that I have taken.
I loved the tone of each week's lesson. It was like I was to embark upon a new adventure each week. I would most definitely sign up for anything else that was offered and I plan to share what I learned with anyone who will listen to me. March 2008

Week 1:
1. Please begin by reading CSLA blog & find out about the program. This page is very confusing because it was created for CSLA members. You can find out information on registering for Fresco Pacific University but the information about CSLA does not pertain to you. If you have any questions, please let me know.

2. Discover a few pointers from lifelong learners and learn how to nurture your own learning process.

Week 2: Blogging3. add your first post, add an avatar.4. Send Kathy Dubrovsky( your blog's URL and your cheerleader. I will post it here with the rest of the classes blogs. The list of blogs is at the bottom of this page.
If you have not heard from your cheerleader, please let me know.

The explanation below was taken off the CSLA's website , I copied it, edited it and posted it below. I know that it has been confusing for everyone because the CSLA's website is written for the CSLA group and the dates are different. Hopefully, this will end all confusion. Have fun!

#3 (WEEK 2) Create your own blog & avatar, then post about it
Now that you’ve done some exploring around this website and understand how this program will work, it’s time to set up your very own personal blog to begin recording your thoughts, discoveries, and exercises. For this program, you may use any one of several free online blog hosting services including Blogger, Wordpress, or Typepad. (Although we are recommending Blogger, you may find that your school district may block websites with the name "blog" in them or your district may have a preferred blog service.)

Grab yourself a blog in 3 steps:
1. Create an account Google asks you for an email address - this becomes your username.
->You do not need a Gmail account.
->Remember to write down your Username and Password.

2. Name your blogRemember that the whole web world can see your blog title and blog address. You probably don’t want to use your real name. Consider creating a blog name that’s anonymous, yet uniquely you. The URL for your blog will look like these examples - or or (these are real blogs so of course you need to give your own blog its own unique name.) The format is when you use software. Note: There are no www in the address when using software. Please remember your URL address and/or bookmark it.

The CSLA 2.0 Team recommends: CSLA members are urged to use a name or "handle" as follows: [FIRST NAME or NICKNAME]LMT2 or [FIRST NAME or NICKNAME]Library2 -- for example, or

3. Select your template.Blogger has several templates - have fun choosing one for you! If you run into problems, check out Blogger's Help file and Tutorial or ask me or your cheerleader.

Discovery Exercise:1. Set up a blog for yourself through Blogger.2. Play around and add a test each entry in your blog in the following way:
Week 1, Exercise or Thing #1, subject.
post or two.3. You will create a discovery post for each of the ’23 Things.’Please clearly label
Each of your posts should provide insights into what you’ve discovered and learned. Feel free to share what worked for you … and what didn’t … what surprised you … what frustrated you … what amazed you. For example: Your ‘Thing 2’ post will talk about which habit among the 7 and 1/2 lifelong learning habits is easiest and which is hardest for you & why.

TIP: This is a good time to "bookmark" your blog for easy access throughout the course.

4. Create an avatar -- a representation of yourself. Go to , design an avatar with a library or classroom background. (You will have to set up an account if you don't use Yahoo!) Save your avatar and export to your blog.

[HINT: Here's how to export your avatar to your blog. When you on your page, go to "home" tab and look to the right column.
One of the options is:
"EXPORT: Use your avatar in web pages and blogs and more." Click there.

Then, in the Center of the page, 0ne option is your avatar's HTML code.

Copy the code, go to your blog (Sign in. When you first sign in, there is an option to add a post OR manage posts, settings, or layout; Go to "LAYOUT." You will see various page elements.)
Paste (Control V) the HTML code in the PAGE ELEMENT marked "HTML/Java Script."
Then move that PAGE ELEMENT to wherever you want your avatar to appear on your blog.]

These exercises are all about discovery! Have fun … and happy blogging!!

IMPORTANT NOTE: How you choose to identity yourself on your blog is up to you. You can blog under a screen name, anonymously, or with your real name. Either way, in order to qualify for the special recognition, you will need to register your blog with the Kathy Dubrovsky and your cheerleader . Send an email to us with your blog URL. Guest participants (non-CSLA members) are welcome to register but will not be eligible for prizes or special recognition.Technorati tags: ,

[Note: Please remember to include Week# and Thing# in your heading posts.]

Learning 2.0
The 23 Things
Weekly Tip
2.0 Partners

Learning 2.0 is a discovery learning program created by Helene Blowers. Content and style for School Library Learning 2.0 and Classroom Learning 2.0 have been borrowed and duplicated with permission, under a Creative Commons License.

(Week 3) Photos & Images
Thing #5. Explore Flickr and learn about this popular image hosting site.
Thing #6. Have some Flickr fun and discover some Flickr mashups & 3rd party sites.
Thing #7. Create a blog post about anything technology related that interests you this week.

(Week 4) RSS & Newsreaders
Thing #8. Learn about RSS feeds and set up your own Bloglines newsreader account.9. Locate a few useful library related blogs and/or news feeds.

(Week 5 )Play Week
Thing #10. Play around with with an online image generator.
Thing #11. Explore any site from the Web 2.0 awards list, play with it and write a blog post about your findings.
Thing #12. Roll your own search tool with Rollyo

(Week 6) Tagging, Folksonomies & Technorati
Thing #13. Learn about tagging and discover (a social bookmarking site)
Thing #14. Explore Technorati and learn how tags work with blog posts.
Thing #15. Read a few perspectives on Web 2.0, Library 2.0 and the future of libraries and blog your thoughts.

(Week 7)Wikis
Thing #16. Learn about wikis and discover some innovative ways that libraries are using them.
Thing #17. Add an entry to the Learning 2.0 SandBox wiki.

(Week 8) Online Applications & Tools
Thing #18. Take a look at some online productivity (word processing, spreadsheet) tools.
Thing #19. Take a look at LibraryThing and catalog some of your favorite books.

(Week 9) Podcasts, Video & Downloadable Audio
Thing #20. Discover YouTube and a few sites that allow users to upload and share videos.21. Podcasts (You don’t need an iPod!)
Thing #22. eBooks and Audio eBooks
Thing #23. Summarize your thoughts about this program.
Copyright, Creative Commons, and CONGRATULATIONS!