This is a Wikispace for the students of the Adams12 "23 Things" on-line course, for Summer 2007. Please join in and make it your own! Check out all of the tabs up above, especially "discussion."
Each of us needs to create our own blog, so that we can track the experiences. Please add your blog link to the appropriate tab (page) at the left. - Valicia

This course is based on

School Library Learning 2.0

An online learning program for CSLA members and friends.

Hello! Welcome to School Library Learning 2.0.
This tutorial is brought to you by the California School Library Association (CSLA) 2.0 Team. On the following pages, you will encounter the tools of the new Internet: Web 2.0 tools that are bringing our kids in touch with the entire world through social networking, video, audio, and gaming sites. The CSLA 2.0 team encourages you to take time this summer to explore and enjoy all the tools of this new Internet.

23 Things
For this tutorial, there are 23 Things for you to do. Each Thing will show you one more web tool. There are many places for you to explore, experiment with, and think about creative ways to use this in your library or to collaborate with classroom teachers.

Tutorial Format:
Each week begins with a brief explanation of a new web 2.0 topic, followed by Discovery Exercises. These exercises give you the background you need to understand the tools you're learning about. Don't skip them! After the Discovery Exercises, you'll find a Thing -- activity -- to complete. Then you comment or "post" to your online log (Blog.) You will learn how to set up a blog in week two. This is a tool to communicate your feelings, new found skills, ideas, questions, and favorite websites. You'll receive feedback from the CSLA 2.0 Team and from other participants. It's your space!

The links below will take you to each week's specific lesson.
Week 1:
1. Please begin by reading this blog & find out **about** the program.
2. Discover a few **pointers from lifelong learners** and learn how to nurture your own learning process.

Week 2: Blogging
3. **Set up your own blog** , add your first post, add an avatar.
4. **Register your blog** and begin your Learning 2.0 journey.

Week 3: Photos & Images
5. **Explore Flickr** and learn about this popular image hosting site.
6. Have some Flickr fun and discover some **Flickr mashups & 3rd party sites**.
7. Create a **blog post about anything technology related** that interests you this week.

Week 4: RSS & Newsreaders
8. Learn about **RSS feeds and set up your own Bloglines newsreader account**.
9. Locate a **few useful library related blogs and/or news feeds**.

Week 5: Play Week
10. Play around with with an **online image generator**.
11. Explore **any site from the Web 2.0 awards list**, play with it and write a blog post about your findings.
12. **Roll your own search tool** with Rollyo.

Week 6: Tagging, Folksonomies & Technorati
13. Learn about **tagging and discover Del.icio.us** (a social bookmarking site)
14. Explore **Technorati and learn how tags** work with blog posts.
15. Read a few perspectives on **Web 2.0, Library 2.0 and the future of libraries** and blog your thoughts.

Week 7: Wikis
16. Learn **about wikis and discover some innovative ways** that libraries are using them.
17. Add an entry to the **Learning 2.0 SandBox wiki**.

Week 8: Online Applications & Tools
18. Take a look at some **online productivity (word processing, spreadsheet) tools**.
19. Take a look at **LibraryThing and catalog some of your favorite books**.

Week 9: Podcasts, Video & Downloadable Audio
20. Discover **YouTube and a few sites** that allow users to upload and share videos.
21. **Podcasts** (You don’t need an iPod!)
22. **eBooks and Audio eBooks**
23. **Summarize your thoughts about this program** on your blog.
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