Tips And Zips Part 1


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Tips And Zips Part 1

  1. 1. Queens Library Learning 2.0 <ul><ul><li>Tips and Zips </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>for </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Things 1-12 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. Thing 1 <ul><ul><li>No post required. Freebie! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Thing 2 <ul><ul><li>No post required. Freebie! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Thing 3: Set Up Blog <ul><ul><li>Make test post. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create an entry about the learning habit that is easiest and hardest . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Thing 4: Register <ul><ul><li>No post required. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Register your blog by sending an e-mail. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] ; include: name, blog address ( something and employee number </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Thing 5: Flickr <ul><ul><li>Explore the site ( ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create a post about a picture. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make sure you either post a link or the picture. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. How To Post A Link <ul><li>1. Type text </li></ul><ul><li>2. Highlight text by scrolling mouse over it. </li></ul>
  8. 8. How To Post A Link (cont.) <ul><li>3. Click on button that supposedly looks like a link of chain (circled in red) </li></ul>
  9. 9. How To Post A Link (cont.) <ul><li>4. Enter web address into box that pops up. Be sure to include the http:// . </li></ul><ul><li>5. Click “ OK ” button. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Link appears, highlighted and underlined. </li></ul>
  11. 11. How To Post A Picture <ul><li>1. Click on picture icon </li></ul>
  12. 12. How To Post A Picture (cont.) <ul><li>2. Select Add an Image (from your computer or the web). </li></ul><ul><li>3. Choose a Layout. </li></ul><ul><li>4. Choose an Image size. </li></ul><ul><li>5. Click UPLOAD button. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Click Done When You See This Screen
  14. 14. Click Preview (Optional)
  15. 15. Thing 6: Mashups <ul><ul><li>Explore the mashups. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Write about one that you like. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Thing 7: Technology <ul><ul><li>Write post about anything technology-related. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Thing 8: RSS <ul><li>Create Bloglines account ( ) </li></ul><ul><li>Write post about experience. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  18. 18. Thing 9: More RSS <ul><li>Use websites mentioned in post to search for more feeds </li></ul><ul><li>Write post about experience. </li></ul><ul><li>Out of all of the Things, this one seemed to cause the most frustration and take the most time. </li></ul><ul><li>Try to remember to have fun. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  19. 19. Thing 10: Image Generators <ul><li>Play with image generators. </li></ul><ul><li>Write a post about experience. </li></ul><ul><li>Include an example. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  20. 20. Thing 11: Library Thing <ul><li>Create an account. </li></ul><ul><li>Add five books. </li></ul><ul><li>Post link. </li></ul><ul><li>Write about experience. </li></ul><ul><li>Optional : Post a widget to your blog. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  21. 21. How To Add a Widget in Blogger <ul><li>1. Select Templates tab. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Click on “Add a Page Element” </li></ul>
  22. 22. Widget (cont.) <ul><li>3. Click HTML/Javascript “ADD TO BLOG” button. </li></ul>
  23. 24. EXAMPLE <ul><li>4. Paste Text </li></ul><ul><li>5. Click “SAVE CHANGES” button. </li></ul>
  24. 25. Thing 12: Rollyo <ul><li>Explore site and create a Rollyo ( </li></ul><ul><li>Post link and write about experience. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  25. 26. Stay Tuned for More Tips and Zips We'll post tips for Things 13-23 the week of December 3, 2007.