Thursday, April 24, 2008

Thing 9

Well, Thing 9 is to find new blogs that interest you using search tools. I played around with both the bloglines search tool and the google blog search feature. I found a technology in the classroom blog that I really liked on the bloglines search tool. It covers some of the challenges of using technology, but also focuses on the many positives. Very cool.

I liked both of the search features, but was a little preferential toward the google one. Perhaps just because I am comfortable with the google format and the bloglines one is newer to me? But, I can see myself wasting some time on both of them, searching for the blogs of strangers. I wonder if any strangers are reading any of my blogs? Hmm...they should comment to make me feel important. :D

I can also see this being a good way to network with other teachers and to expand my understanding of other people. Blogs are definitely a window into someone else's world in a unique way. You see things from their perspective and can see how people perceive themselves, which I always find fascinating. 

I am digging this online class. I am learning new things already, and am relieved that I know what the heck RSS stands for. I feel way less ignorant already!

1 comment:

School Library Learning 2.0 Team said...

You may want to add a few -- or all - of the School Library Learning 2.0 blogs on your Google Reader or Bloglines account. That is how I keep up with all the CSLA member participants and learn so much from them.

Cheering one another along via comments like this is a great way to take an online course. Best wishes.
- JackieS, CSLA 2.0 Team project manager