Saturday, November 24, 2007

Thing # 23

My favorite "thing" I think would have to be You Tube. Found lots of videos that were fun to watch. But I'm not really sure the 23 things affected my life long learning goals. Many of these things I already knew about and used. I am surprised that I'm more comfortable with blogging though. I really didn't like blogging when I started this. Can't say it's my favorite thing but it is easier then when I started.

On "fault" I found with the program is that it assumes a certain level of computer knowledge. I didn't have problems but I know there were others that had problems. Not everyone knows the basics of uploading. That can be very discouraging for people. As for participating in a future program, I think it would depend. I really felt like I just didn't have the time, even with setting time aside to do as good of a job as I would have liked.

Thing #22 Learn about Audiobooks

This one was so easy. I use Overdrive all the time to download audio books to my MP3 player. So much easier when we travel then taking a bunch of cd's and a CD player. I can get 4-5 books on my player at a time. Also, if I run out of books, if we have an Internet connection I can down load another through the laptop. I highly recommend Overdrive to people who are traveling and want audio books.

Thing 21 Podcast

I used Yahoo to look for pod casts. Many I found on greyhounds (what else) were out of date but one I like is K9 cast with Tara and Walter
Something like a pod cast that I listen to from tome to time is an Internet radio show called Greyhounds Make great pets.

Again, something that I think is a fun thing for your spear time but not something I think would be very useful for research.

Thing #20 Discover YouTube

I've used You Tube in the past and have friends who post videos on it often. I like that you can share videos with family and friends that might not be close. It can also be used for short training videos or how to's. One adoption group has videos about different aspects for adopting a greyhound.

Thing #20 Discover YouTube Video 1

He may fall but he still crosses the finish line first

Thing #20 Discover YouTube Video 2

A friends dogs playing in the yard

Thing #19 Discover any site from the Web 2.0 awards list

I chose
Everyone needs some downtime and this site has a game for everyones taste. My big problem with the site is it loads VERY slow. But it is free and there's a big selection of games for every mood.