I find podcasts overwhelming!! There are so many available. I am also not a fan of listening to anything without visuals as I have found I am more of a visual learner than an audio learner. I also find that the times that a lot of people listen to podcasts I prefer to be quietContinue reading “Thing 14”
I tried to watch the suggested video about YouTube in Lynda.com but it doesn’t exist anymore! The one I did watch was 3 years old. I couldn’t find a specific training video for YouTube so I guess it is either lumped in with other social media or not as common anymore. It has been aroundContinue reading “Thing 13”
I’m sooo glad to see something about copyright in this course as it is so important to understand and respect the work people have done. Someone has taken the time to think about, create and put out in the world something they think is important. This work should be respected and dealt with accordingly byContinue reading “Thing 11 and 12”
I have been using Wikipedia for years as a fist resource when helping customers in the library. It can be very helpful for understanding what a topic is about and/or to find primary sources for the topic at the bottom. It has evolved over the years to be well respected overall & is especially timelyContinue reading “Thing 10”
It’s amazing how much things change in computer land in a few years! Google+ doesn’t look anything like how it is shown in the course:). We are using Microsoft Teams as the moment as a result of COVID-19 so I am going to stick with it.
I am on Facebook & Twitter but more to keep aware of people & events & keep up with what’s happening at the library. When I get home I don’t want to be in front of a screen too much (& my eyes appreciate it:)) so I tend to do jigsaw puzzles and read (IContinue reading “Social Media”
In Ontario we have to follow AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act) as we are a public institution. As a result I have had training in relation to this issue but not from a creator’s point of view. When I am on 1 desk we have customers who come to use our accessible computerContinue reading “Accessibility Online”
I just learned about bitmojis. I didn’t know these even existed although I’m glad they allow people to represent themselves as they wish and get away from controversial emojis. I can understand how everyone wants to be part of how people are portrayed in the world. I’m glad there is something out there now thatContinue reading “Bitmojis”
It’s really strange to look up my name online. I’m not used to seeing a lot of Kates so that makes it strange as well:). I haven’t been in my Linked In profile for over 9 years so I updated that as well. I am still with the same employer but have been in newerContinue reading “My presence online”
I am hoping to learn some new things about the digital world that I can then pass on to my customers.
This is overwhelming as there is so much to navigate and learn! I know this will get better as I go along but right now I remember why I haven’t blogged before!
I am taking the 23 Things through the University of Edinburgh as part of my professional learning while I am working at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic plan at my library in Hamilton, Ont.