My favorite exercises on this journey were Jing and Animoto. I had to play around with Jing for a little bit but I love how easy it is to embed an object or picture into my blog using this tool. It makes the entire internet a copy and paste board!!! I also enjoyes using Animoto and the ease of which you can create videos on the iphone and then send them directly to my blog! So simple!!! I can see where I could update my class blog from the simplicity of my phone! My phone is something I consistently carry and I could create teachable videos 24/7!
This program has reinforced my quest for continued learning on 2.0 technologies. There is so much out there that I haven't even heard of! Watching my own personal children on the computer and their ease with new technologies has inspired me to learn from and with them.
I did not realize how easily Skype could be used to conduct class interviews from outside the classroom walls. I had created a blog before but this experience reminded me of the importance of a blog in maintaining communication with students as well as their parents. I came across a classroom blog where all the students had access to the blog with their own unique passwords. A student/parent could log in and comment on discussions even if they were absent for the day.
I think that true beginners could probably use at least one initial face-to-face meeting before taking on the library to play programs. Once you get started, it is fairly easy. I really enjoy the fact that I can complete the assignments on my own time schedule!!! I also like the fact that help is only an email away!!! Great program and I am looking forward to Library 2 play 3 next summer!!!! Maybe we could even develop classes on just one of the web 2.0 tools that we thoroughly explore through a semester!