Thursday, March 18, 2010

Thing #14

Tag you're it! Well, I understand tags. They are key words to help you search things and keep things organized. However, Technoratio didn't do much for me. Was I doing something wrong because when I searched for " School Library Learning 2.0" I got nothing? I guess I'm at a crossroad in my life and I'm not sure what I should search for. I'm not a librarian yet so do I search for things I can learn about being a librarian or do I search for things that I can use in my English classroom or do I search for my own personal interests? Yikes, do I still have time for a personal life? I probably should be searching for things that would be complete other projects.

I can definitely see where tags can be helpful in Flickr. I can spend all day there searching. Tags helped me in my search for photos to use in my classroom. They also helped me just to enjoy the great photos people have shared.

2 comments:

  1. I can totally relate to what you are saying, Kim, about being at a crossroads. I sometimes feel the same way at this stage in the graduate program. Do I relate what I find to my future endeavors or try to bring more technology into my classroom? I am going to try to become more creative in my ideas for technology for my students. In my class I have to dig deep to make technolgy work for my kids. My students use touch screens to access simple sites such as http://www.starfall.com/

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  2. Ditto here! I came up with the same results as you when I searched for "School Library Learning 2.0" on Technoratio. I also agree that tags can be useful in Flickr because I could waste the day away looking at all of the beautiful photos posted there if there wasn't any tags attached to them!

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