Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Things 1, 2 and 3

23 Things...... that seems like alot. But I'm up for the journey. There's so much to know about technology, and often it's essential to be knowledgeable in order to serve library patrons better. So I'm hoping to learn a lot through this adventure and pass that information onto others.

So, Thing #1 - Figure out what I'm getting myself into (ie learn what 23 Things is all about). And the answer is lots of different technologies. I could cheat and look ahead and see exactly what each Thing is (what technology), but where would the fun be in that? 1 Thing down, 22 to go.

Thing #2 - 7 1/2 habits of lifelong learners. What do people who continually learn (that really do learn something new everyday) have in common? Well at least 7 1/2 things apparently. Those habits are: Begin with the end in mind, Accept responsibility for your own learning, View problems as challenges, Have confidence in yourself as a competent, effective learner, Create your own learning toolbox, Use technology to your advantage, Teach/mentor others, and Play. Personally, the easiest of these for me is to accept responsibility. I'm not a person that expects people to do things for me or one who blames things on other people. If I set my mind to do something, I'M going to do it. The hardest though, is the playing part. I'm a work-a-holic, and rarely take time for myself to just explore and have some fun even though I can definitely see how playing is a part of learning. Anyhou, 2 Things down 21 to go.

Thing #3 - Set up a blog and post - check that off the list (though I could maybe add more to my profile....not now though)! 3 Things down, 20 to go.

Untill next week....

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