Sunday, May 13, 2007

Day 2

What does one do when one has no memory? The problem with being a woman of a certain age, is that the memory goes. I had a heck of a time remembering what username/password I used when I created this blog...I know in the back of my mind that it is not a good idea to store any password information on the computer, so I don't. That means that I must rely on my faulty memory, thus limiting my choices. When I created this blog, evidently, someone else has chosen my preferred nom de plume.....forcing me to figure out a new one. I am sure that, over time, this one will become concrete, but right now I am in the soft, mushy, stage.

I had a great time yesterday playing with the Avatar program. I do have a bit of trouble with the thought that people spend real money on virtual clothing. I am still trying to buy real clothes with real money.

All right, so we are talking about being a life long learner. Easiest of the 7 1/2 habits of life long learners for me is the tool box. I have lots of tools in my box; books, websites, notepads, pens, pencils. I like learning new things, from joining jazzercize a year ago , (Now that's creating a whole lot of new synapses!) to trying to get a podcast started (unsuccessfully so far). Hardest for me is to view problems as opportunities for learning. Somehow when I am in the midst of tribulation, I am not in the mood for learning.
The one thing I missed in the presentation, was the importance of questions and questioning. To be a lifelong learner I think you must have curiosity and a lust for life! That is what I ask of my students when they come to the library to meet their non-fiction reading requirement. What are you interested in? What makes you happy? What are you passionate about? What do you want to learn? Mostly, I get a the shrugged shoulder response. "I dunno, nothing." I always, always, always make them think for themselves.


School Library Learning 2.0 Team said...

Love your avatar! Glad you enjoyed playing -- did you know that whenever you click on your avatar, you return to where you can add a warmer jacket, pick up a stack of books, and so on -- then "save" and your blog will instantly show your changes. You can even "zoom in" on your avatar and then "save."

If you have trouble remembering your passwords, get a small notebook -- that is one of our weekly tips, in fact. Enjoy!

bibliofan said...

Ah yes, the ubiquitous note book. Have you seen my desk? An avalanche of pw. I was so glad to see, a few weeks ago, that a messy desk it a sign of creativity.

IrmaPince said...

You will have sooooo many passwords by the time you finish this exploratory trip that you will need something - the notebook, a PDA, an MP3 player (my favorite). I don't think anyone of any age could remember all the passwords that you are going to create in the next few weeks!