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Prsentation for Region One Media Fair, October 8, 2010

Prsentation for Region One Media Fair, October 8, 2010

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  • 1. Personal Development in your Jammies
    2 of the 23 things: Rss & delicious
    A presentation for Region One 2010 Media Fair
    by Charlyn Trussell
  • 2. Personal (or professional) development online:
    • On my time schedule
    • 3. On the topic(s) I select
    • 4. At the location I choose
    • 5. For as long as I want
    • 6. In whatever format available: blog, ning, podcast, video, Twitter, wiki….
    • 7. With Pandora playing….
  • My learning curve took a rapid turn once I completed a “23 things” curriculum during the summer. I received no CPE credits, no grade…just an introduction to the world of self-education with online resources.
    SLALearning 2.0San Jose Public LibraryK12 Learning
    School Library Learning 2.0CTLSTechnology Training Wheels
  • 8. Learn about RSS and How to Subscribe
    Really Simple Syndication: a family of web font formats coded in XML used to provide subscribers frequently updated information. This format allows distributing contents without the need of a navigator by means of an RSS reader, software designed to read RSS (aggregator) contents.
    Source: MasterBase.com/www.en.masterbase.com/support/glossary.asp, accessed 10/2/2010.
  • 9. Find an RSS reader to manage your subscriptions:
    Google Reader: An easy-to-learn app
    Reeder: for iPhone; for iPad; for Mac
    Feedly: based on Google Reader and Twitter
  • 10. Here is a portion of an iGoogle page with Google Reader:
  • 11. Add a blog to an RSS reader by locating the RSS tag using the button on the toolbar
    or by clicking an available button on the site itself:
  • 12. The page that opens will allow you to copy the URL
    or click a button to subscribe to a specific reader.
  • 13. Find the blogs that fit you and what you want to learn/explore/discover:
    Librarians BlogsTop Fifty Librarian Blogs
    100 Best Blogs for Librarians of the Future
    10 Librarian Blogs to Read in 2010
    100 Best Blogs for School Librarians
    School Library Journal Blogs
  • 14. As you read/skim the blogs you’ve added, you will begin to find sites that you want to bookmark or share with others. Because you may work at multiple computers, it doesn’t make sense to bookmark the sites on just one computer. Discover “social bookmarking.”
    Seven Things You Should Know about Social Bookmarking: http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7001.pdf
  • 15. Social bookmarking: Social bookmarking is the process by which internet users save links to web pages that they want to remember or share.
    Source: http://ezinearticles.com/?Social-Bookmarking-Definition&id=2891381
    Social bookmarking sites such as Delicious(http://www.delicious.com)
    let users tag their favorite sites with key words and post them for others to see.
  • 16. Social bookmarking
    • Get a free account:
    Top 15 most popular social bookmarking websites/September 2010: eBiz/MBA: http://www.ebizmba.com/articles/social-bookmarking-websites
    • Add the buttons to your browser.
    • 17. Tag sites that you find to add to your collection. The tags allow you to locate items you’ve saved.
    • 18. Publish your bookmarks for others to see.
    • 19. Search tags of others to find more sites.
  • Here is a portion of a toolbar with the Delicious button installed for easy access:
    To Delicious.com
    To your bookmarks
    To bookmark a site
  • 20. When you click on the “tag,” your bookmark info will open in a new window over the site. You can add a note and tag the site appropriately so you or others can locate it later.
  • 21. The user controls which bookmarks to share and which to keep private:
  • 22. Publish your list to a website or blog:
  • 23. Search others’ bookmarks for materials:
  • 24. By using only these two tools, you will find other tools and resources to increase your understanding of the topics you choose.
    Contact C. Trussell