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23 Things

September 13, 2013

The fabulous head librarian at my school (check out her blog!) decided this year that we should run a professional development course called 23 Things. Working with our lower school librarian and our Ed Tech team, we designed a 10 week course that will introduce faculty and staff to 23 different technology “things.” The idea for the course originally came from a program called Learning 2.0 run by the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library to introduce their staff to new Web 2.0 tools. The framework went viral, and spawned other courses around the world. The best thing about the framework is that whoever runs the course can design it based on whatever “things” they’d like, allowing complete customization for the users.

I think I’m most excited for the social networking aspects that have been put into our version of 23 Things (Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, and Pinterest), but I’m also very interested in learning more about some video creation programs, as well as some programs that are specific to our school environment. But I think the most surprising thing so far (we’re only in week 0) has been the great interaction between faculty and staff in our Introductions forum. It’s nice to have a place where people can introduce themselves and find out interesting things about their colleagues, without everyone being forced to gather in one place at the same time. I love the Internet.

This blog will host some periodic updates from the course, as well as course assignments…and will hopefully encourage me to blog more regularly in this space! Keep an eye out for new book reviews – I finally got my act together this summer and really dug into some new books and authors. (Spoiler: Neil Gaiman is the embodiment of awesome literature)

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  1. September 13, 2013 11:20 am

    So happy to be working with you on 23 Things! It is off to a great start!

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