Monday, July 9, 2007

All good things must end Wk 9 #23

I truly want to thank the SLL 2.0 team for putting this course together. I have taken lots of classes, been to many conferences, and spent hours (years?) at SBC days in which I walked away thinking, "That was a waste of time! I could of been cataloging!". That has NOT been my experience here.

My one sentence description would be, "Undeniably, the most useful course I have ever taken."

When I began this, I remember thinking, OMG they want me to BLOG???!!! I don't have time for this. Over the past few weeks I have come to enjoy sharing this learning experience. You are going to have to remove me from your RSS feeds, because I can't envision myself stopping. Hopefully, this blog will add to the blogosphere in a positive manner, not disintegrate into a whine festival.

You have taught me about so many valuable tools. These are things I will actually implement at school. My friend, John the tech guy, and I have been trying for a long time to find that, "Killer School App", that would allow the teachers to save time and become more tech oriented. I think my library wiki may be the perfect next step, an easy way for the ludites on campus to see the value of technology. Even the things I already knew about, i.e.,, bloglines, & LibraryThing, I have come to view in a new manner and to see additional, better, applications.

I have made "friends" with people on the Ning networks. I anticipate their help in continuing my life long learning journey.

The only thing I would change about this course is the ability to converse with the other students & teachers. When people made comments on my posts, my immediate reaction was to talk back, but the blog format is not condusive to that. Perhaps a wiki, meebo, or private Ning network specifically for those taking the course?

Thanks to all who read and commented.


Joan Tracy said...

I love your "I'm in a hurry and don't know why" music. I've enjoyed reading your blog. You have good ideas for these technologies.

Jackie S, 2.0 project manager said...

Congratulations! Glad you enjoyed School Library Learning 2.0 -- You are now an official member of the CSLA 2.0 Team. Your blog has been moved into the "Congratulations - 2.0 Team" list.

Why don't you become a coach and cheerleader for your school or district, and invite your colleagues to take the course.

One of the great benefits to having a school or district work through this course together would be that you'd know one another and could strengthen connections and collaborations within your school or district.

Best wishes.
- Jackie
CSLA 2.0 Team project manager

librarymum said...

Congratulations! You did it and now you can cheer the rest of us on. I totally agree that the one thing I miss on this is a "water cooler" place where we can share the experience of doing this, something other than the place where we share the good curriculum connections we discover.

I hope we can all get together at the annual conference and talk about all of this.

IrmaPince said...

Congratulations, you did it! No need to miss out on the fun - read the other blogs and cheer on those who are still exploring.

rob said...

Great job! I enjoyed reading your ongoing thoughts. Hope we can meet in person in the Santa Cruz area sometime. :-)