Saturday, July 21, 2007

Week 9 - Thingie #23

Wow! The end of the course!
First of all, let me thank each and everyone at CSLA who had a part in putting together this awesome experience. I can not believe the things I learned this summer that are happening in the Internet world. I really appreciate having this remarkable opportunity to expand my horizons and continue my life long learning. Thank you all so much.
I loved creating my own blog complete with avatar- decorating and "themeing" it. I guess of all the sites ZOHO would be my favorite. It has such incredible potential for use at our school and in our district. But I had a good experience at all the sites. I have put aside time this month to go back and revisit all the sites again to confirm what I remember and to really familiarize myself with them so that I can help students and staff access them easily.
I think the amount of satisfaction I derived from learning about all these new things was surprising to me. It really made me feel good about myself that I could learn and do these things that so many of my colleagues know nothing about. It also demonstrates the pride and professionalism that I bring each day to my "paraprofessional" position because I cared enough to do this on my own to take my skills and knowledge of the Internet to a new level.
I would love to do this type of "discovery" program again. It has been so "enriching" to have participated in Library 2.0.

3 comments:

School Library Learning 2.0 Team said...

Congratulations! You have completed the 23 THINGS and now are an official member of the CSLA 2.0 Team. Your blog has been moved to the "Congratulations! - 2.0 Team" bloglines list.

Glad you enjoyed all the discovery learning. What a fun way to gain new tools.

Best wishes.
- JackieS
CSLA 2.0 Team project manager

IrmaPince said...

Congratulations on completing the CSLA 2.0 project. You are a super para and will be an invaluable resource to your staff. You might want to suggest that some of them take the course. Especially if they need continuing ed. credits, they can get units through Fresno Pacific.

Anonymous said...

2.0 tools work in so many venues - home, school, volunteer activities.... that's what's so great about them! I think that's one of the reasons that the 'satisfication factor' is so high when exploring them...there's just so many great uses for them! Thanks for giving us so many great ideas in your blog entries.

Congratulations on completing the course!
Connie