Thing 23 The Summary of the 23 Things Project.
Cue: Kool and the Gang — Celebration — “Let’s all celebrate and have a good time”
I have reached the end of the 23 things program and I have to say that I learned a bunch. As you may have seen on my posts, I did know some of the technologies, but not all of them and had not experienced them through the eyes of my fellow staff members, some of whom I helped along the Learning 2.0 continuum, and some I watched from afar through their blogs.
I saw tools such as Campfire, Wikis, YouTube, Blogs and RSS feeds that I see added to our system’s resource box for working smarter. Also, the general technological “good feel” of the place has increased with people helping other staff through the project. The MP3 completion incentive carrots helped a LOT!
I saw people who did not want to do the program at first or were scared to start take to it like ducks to water. In one case, it lead to this person’s daughter exclaiming that “your myspace page is so much cooler than my plain page.” To someone of more seasoned vintage, that is a kind of cool thing to hear your kid say to you.
Another great Learning 2.0 story is one of our staff members, who said at the technology fair we held — (paraphrasing) “I don’t know when I will have the time, I don’t think I can do it before October, (our staff day prize parade) don’t think I can fit it in during summer reading program..etc.” I then just the other day received a note from this same librarian who said:
“Even though I learned new “bad” words trying to wade through 23 things, it was fun to be “in the know” as to why this was funny. This being a Sunday Dilbert cartoon from September 9th, 2007.
These two stories are why I loved doing and helping this program get done in Harford County.
Soooooo…have you started to 2.0?