Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Thing #1:Registration & Blogging

I participated in UMD Library's Learning 2.0 program back in 2007.  The first thing we did was create a blog.  Do I know where to find the blog I created to record what I learned?  No, but I do know that I learned a lot about all the different technologies that touch every aspect of our lives today.  I also remember that I really impressed my spouse and my children (ages 12 and 15) when I introduced them to Pandora!  They've moved on to Spotify, but I still use Pandora.  

I chose to use Blogger to create my blog because it is part of the Google Apps provided by UMD.  It was very easy to set up.  I would like to use something other than email to communicate information to circulation staff and student employees and the ease of creating this blog makes me think this might be the thing.  Do others use blogs for internal communication or do they use email?

How do I track my progress of the 23 Things?

Instructions to self:
You will create a blog of your own in Thing 1 to track your progress. Please use your blog to write your reactions to the exercises and add any ideas you may have on how to use apps for yourself and/or your library. This is your time to experiment, have fun, and learn at you own pace. Links to the blogs of all participants are listed on the Participants’ Blogs page.

To help track your progress, include the Thing # in the heading of each blog post. It will help you and the 23 Mobile Things Team track your progress. It is helpful when you want to refer back or add something new on a specific topic or tool, too.

Joining 23 Mobile Things

I've owned an iPad for about 18 months.  Don't know how I lived without it!  I'm excited to learn about more apps and new ways to use my iPad.