Social Bookmarking in Plain English

Last year I developed a low-tech way to demonstrate commenting and tagging during a follow-up class on Learning 2.0. We found some funny pictures, taped them to a few flip charts, and gave everyone in the class some post it notes to write down their comments and labels for the pictures. On one of the flip charts we left the post it notes up for everyone to see (Web 2.0). On another flip chart we removed the post it notes as soon as they were posted (Web 1.0).It was fun and useful in a few ways. It was an easy way to get the concept across to the learners. It also gave everyone a chance to get up and move around–which is always good in after lunch training session.Today I came across this clip on YouTube that explains tagging. This is so well-done using just some scraps of paper that have been cut out! The first thing I thought was, “Why didn’t I think of that!” They’ve actually done a lot of clips like this, so it is worth checking out and seems like it would be a good way to introduce folks to some of the more intimidating 2.0 stuff.

YouTube for Training

Michael Stephens at Tame the Web posted a link to a great training video put together by Allen County Public Library on using their new phone system.

Ironically in our 24th Thing workshops this week the tool most suggested by staff for implementation by PLCMC was YouTube! Ideas from participants included posting training videos for staff and patrons, story times, programs, speakers, etc.

Here’s a library that’s already done it and did a great job too!

Week 9 Thing 20: YouTube

I was a little shocked a few months ago when my husband sent me a link to a video of me on YouTube at a recent visit to the zoo. First of all there was the fact that I didn’t realize that I was being recorded. Then there was the fact that this video is up on the Internet for anyone to see. A little bizarre. However once you get over the privacy issue it is kind of fun.

Today I heard that there is a new Tickle Me Elmo doll coming out for Christmas. I wanted to see what the fuss was all about and what you get for the $200 + price tag on eBay. So I did a quick search in YouTube and here it is…TMX Elmo: