Sunday, November 27, 2011

Web 2.0

Web 2.0 is a new platform of technology that allows for greater participation and connectedness in virtual communities. Users can add & access & exchange content with easy to use webs services. There are services that allow greater connectedness between users and between users and online services and software applications.
It's a wonderful world we live in!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Assessment Item 1

Social networking is the online sharing of information and connecting with like minded individuals and groups.
I enjoy using Twitter for professional development, I follow a number of teacher librarians and find their posts really positive for my own repetoire of skills. I also like to post content that I find interesting or of benefit.
I connect with friends and family on Facebook, however I'm looking forward to using this as a more professional tool in this subject.
I currently use Diigo to tag my favourite sites. I only use it for my own organisation of sites, however and would like to use it more for social networking purposes.
I also have this online learning journal that I use to record my learnings and experiences from my Masters degree, however I havent been very active in following others.
From this subject I would like to learn more about using social networking and media for my own professional development. I would like to be a stronger participant rather than observing. I would like to gain more ideas for implementing social media into the library and classroom.
I really love social networking and media and I'm keen to learn anything I can to utilise it more effectively.

Sunday, November 13, 2011


I cannot believe I have oe subject left of my Masters in Teacher Librarianship. I spent my last school holidays doing study visits at a range of libraries in Melbourne. I was particularly impressed with The Melbourne City Library that used their space really effectively and was very user friendly.

I received a credit for my ETL505 subject. I enjoyed learning about the nature of cataloguing. I feel like I really need to focus on ensuring I practice the learning to keep working on my knowledge and skills in this area.

Looking forward to getting into it!!!