What were your favorite discoveries or exercises on this learning journey?
My favorite task was creating and posting my first vidcast to my blog. Also, blogging was a lot more fun than I initially thought it would be. I hope to continue writing in my blog with future learning experiences.
How has this program assisted or affected your lifelong learning goals?
One of my professional goals this year is to explore Web 2.0 technology. In a world where there are so many of these tools to explore, the Library2Play program made it more manageable and friendlier. (And what teacher doesn't love a checklist to complete?) ;-)
Were there any take-a-ways or unexpected outcomes from this program that surprised you?
I was surprised that it took so long to create a vidcast. It took about 4 hours to create an approximately four minute video. I was already comfortable with both Audacity and PhotoStory, so that time was in actually creating the content, not in learning the tools. I still think that the project was worthwhile, and I hope to create more vidcasts in the future.
What could we do differently to improve upon this program’s format or concept?
I loved the format (work online at your own pace) and the concept (since it was definitely aligned with one of my professional goals). I also really appreciated the fact that you opened it up to participants outside of your district. What a wonderful model for lifelong learning and online collaboration with other educators!
If we offered another discovery program like this in the future, would you choose to participate?
How would you describe your learning experience in ONE WORD or in ONE SENTENCE, so we could use your words to promote 23 Things learning activities?
The Library2Play program was a wonderful, friendly immersion in Web 2.0 technologies that can ultimately benefit the k-12 classroom.
Thank you, Kickball Captains and Spring Branch ISD for offering the Library2Play program!