Monday, May 27, 2013

Summer learning is right around the corner....

Summer Learning

As most librarians wrap up the year, the prospect of summer relaxation is exciting.  Cindy and I work diligently during the year to keep up with new technology, new books, and inspiring ideas.  Summer is a great time to refresh ourselves and see how we can improve libraries and ourselves for the upcoming year.  Here are things I have on my list of summer learning:

1.  Go through all of the 10 most popular TED Ed lessons.  

This will not only help me, but after seeing what is out there, I can support teachers and possibly share highlights during any trainings that may come up.  I have seen some of the 10, but not all.  See my favorite one below....

http://blog.ted.com/2013/03/14/the-10-most-popular-ted-ed-lessons-so-far/

Insults by Shakespeare - April Gudenrath


2.  Evaluate all of my social networking. 

According to Mashable, employees who use 5 or more social networks make better employees.  I want to see if that is my case by looking at all of my social networks and possibly downsizing.  I thing Blythe Woolston hit the nail on the head with this tweet:

I don't need any virtual junk drawers - I have enough real life ones.  See the article from Mashable here:
http://mashable.com/2013/04/02/social-networks-workplace-study/

3.  Learn how to make an award winning vine. 

 I have already been experimenting with vine, but I see achievable improvement.  Hopefully this article will help me.

http://mashable.com/2013/04/03/how-to-make-a-vine/


4.  Review this gallery of 10 YouTube channels that will make you and me smarter. 


http://mashable.com/2013/04/04/youtube-education/#gallery/12-youtube-channels-that-will-make-you-smarter/515cb05997b2f85fc30017be


5.  10 Tech Resources for Kids with autism.


http://mashable.com/2013/04/02/autism-resources/


Well - this is enough to get me through June - I will let you know what my July list will be next month..  Later this week I will be blogging about all the books I would like to get read this summer.

Do you have any resources you want to try out?  Websites?  Apps? Please share them with us!

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