Monday, March 15, 2010

FINAL POST and Survey Link


THIS IS IT! The last post. The final hurdle for the 17 Things to Chew On program is to write a reflection on the program, your successes, and any challenges or obstacles you encountered along the way. Here are some questions to prompt you:

  • How has this program assisted or affected your lifelong learning goals?

  • Were there any take-a-ways or unexpected outcomes from this program that surprised you?

  • What could we do differently to improve upon this program’s format or concept?

  • If we offered another Web 2.0 program like this in the future, would you encourage colleagues to participate? What would you tell them?

  • How would you describe your learning experience in ONE WORD or in ONE SENTENCE, so we could use your words to promote the program in the future?

And, finally, please take a minute to complete the survey. Your feedback will help with future planning. Thanks again for participating in 17 Things to Chew On! Click here to take survey

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Thing 17: Your Choice

This is the LAST "Thing!" You've made it. Congratulations for sticking with the program, challenging yourself to step out of your comfort zone, and being so willing to try new things. After this post, there will be a final post requirement, plus a survey to complete, and then you will have officially completed the program! 3/21 is the official last day to have everything finished and posted, and then we'll focus on the PRIZES! Someone will walk away with a Sony eReader, which is currently sitting in our library closet, awaiting its new home. Everyone who finishes by 3/21 will receive an mp3 player, strand credit if you have a Master's, and possibly a few other 17 Things surprises. I can't thank you enough for helping make this program a success. I appreciate and admire your motivation, innovation, and enthusiasm. You guys are awesome! Now, on to "Thing 17!"

Thing 17: Your Choice

I kept going back and forth between different tools I thought would make good final activities, but there are just too many good ones out there, and different people may have a variety of interests and needs they'd like to still explore. Therefore, this last "Thing" will be your choice. You can choose from CNET's 2009 Webware 100 winners, which are the top 100 Web 2.0 tools chosen by voters in CNET's annual Webware contest. The tools are divided into 12 categories, including: Audio & Music, Browsing, Commerce, Communication, Infrastructure & Storage, Location-based services, Photo & Video, Productivity, Search & Reference, Social & Publishing, and Editors' Choice. Choose 3 or 4 different tools to explore, then choose the final tool about which you'll post. Your final post should list the 3-4 tools you played with, then you should write a detailed description of the tool you finally chose.

I will post links on my blog to all of your "Thing 17" posts. That way, we can learn about these new tools from one another!

* Patty S.: TripIt:
* Doreen F.: Diigo:

To complete Thing 17:

  • Visit CNET's 2009 Webware 100 Winners site
  • Choose 3-4 tools to explore (they should be tools new/unfamiliar to you)
  • Pick one tool to explore more in-depth-- create an account if necessary, read/watch the tutorial, try out different functions of the tool, look at others' examples, etc.
  • Post about the 3-4 tools you looked at as well as the tool you explored in-depth. Describe that tool and discuss what it does, how you use it, what educational/personal applications it has, and anything else we'd might like to know.