Sunday, March 9, 2008

THING 23

1. What were your favorite discoveries or exercises on this learning journey?
I enjoyed all of the activities although my favorite has been learning to make podcast and animoto. These tools have allowed me to liven up the curriculum for my students. They love helping me create the Podcast and seeing their work online.

2. How has this program assisted or affected your lifelong learning goals?
UHCL and SBISD have made it possible for me to begin working on my masters degree by providing a library science co-hort in our district. One of the co-hort classes required students to complete 23 Things to help us become information specialist. We don't have to know everything but we do need to know how to find reliable information patrons might ask us to locate. I am a life long learner at heart and one reason I enjoy working for SBISD. Since coming to SBISD in 2003 I have taken 500+ non-contract hours of district provided or approved learning opportunities and that doesn't even include the hours I've spent on 23 Things!


3. Were there any take-a-ways or unexpected outcomes from this program that surprised you?
I was surprised at the fun I've had exploring the web tools. Beyond that I'm seeing my new found knowledge and skills energizing my teaching and classroom and I LOVE that!

4. What could we do differently to improve upon this program’s format or concept?
Since I am working with other co-hort students on class projects I would really have enjoyed knowing which blogs are made by my classmates. Personal profiles don't always tell. Knowing my classmates' blogs would make it easier to find help, support, and helped me make acquaintance with classmates and given me an immediate reason to keep coming back to the blog and work on 23 Things.

5. If we offered another discovery program like this in the future, would you choose to participate?
YES!! There is so much those who have gone before me could share, saving me time. Busy people know that the rule of productivity isn't working harder but smarter.

6. 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?
Fantastic!

Now go and comment on some of the other Players' blogs?
I have been leaving comments while working on 23 Things and that is one more thing that has made it fun. Thank you SBISD Library staff!

3 comments:

VWB said...

Congratulations on learning all kinds of new Things! Your library journey has only begun, but I wish you loads more fun as you progress through your learning!

As far as not knowing who your cohorts were/are...ask in class...I know they will appreciate you following their progress and commenting...and you will learn even more!

arkreynoldsa said...

Thanks vwb. Finding comments from you are always welcome because I know you'll have some words of encouragement or knowledge. The problem with class is time. Most people are just getting to class in time for class or in a hurry to leave after a long day of work and class. I will try to find classmates now that I have my 23 Things done.

I am really looking forward to learning even more now that the pressure of getting done within a time frame is off my shoulders.

Amy M. said...

Congratulations on finishing up! I'm working on it today. Amy :-)