Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Video sharing with YouTube

This is one of my all-time favorite videos. Someone sent it to me several years ago via email. I found it on YouTube and embedded it here. This is an example of Canine Freestyle.
  • Canine Freestyle is a choreographed performance organized with music, illustrating the training and joyful relationship of a dog and handler team. Freestyle is an excellent discipline to illustrate the conformation and movement of the dog. The reach, drive and beauty of an athletic, trained dog moving to music can take one’s breath away.-- From the Canine Freestyle Federation web page.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Tagging and Social Bookmarking with

I just completed preparing the lesson on this subject on the main Learning 2.0 at Sewanee blog. I have fiddled around with and have a page there, but it doesn't have much on it. Eventually I would like to go through all of my favorites in my IE browser at work and transfer the ones I still want to a page.

There are pieces of code you can add to a blog account that publish your bookmarks on your blog. You can also add them to your profile in Facebook, I think.

I don't know what happened to the program in August. I guess I just got bogged down with other stuff and couldn't seem to get back to this project. But the Oct. 23 meeting deadline got me going on it. I have two more lessons after this one, and I'm trying to decide what to cover. There are three main topics that I had planned to cover: Podcasts and Video, Online applications and tools, and I really wanted to do an intro to Second World. I also left out Library Thing, which is very popular even outside of the library world. So... I have to choose. Maybe we can do a second round of these lessons later in the year and cover those plus other things. I have seen that the original library that did this, the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, has an ongoing extension of the program, called Learning 2.1. (This one is continuous and there are no prizes.)

Besides the topics above, there are things like social networks (including Facebook and Ning), Twitter, and lots of library-specific uses for the categories of things already covered.

If anyone is reading this, and has a suggestion about which two of the three remaining topics I mentioned they would be most interested in, please leave a comment.