Assignment 9 As

The 3 most useful and fun things about the 23 Things course

1. Creating and adding to the Blogspot. I really enjoyed that part. I enjoyed trying to be creative with the page and finding interesting and useful things to post on it.

2. Using Google Docs, that was fun. I had a difficult time at first, thinking about what to write before inviting 23 things to collaborate, but the poetry in me came out (as usual), it's the only thing I could think of writing. I love writing poetry, so it was an opportunity to do this in Google Docs. I can see this being very useful when you need collaboration, with out having to attach a document to an email. It's great!!! I could see myself using this.

3. Last, but not least I really liked === what a great tool…….being able to access all your bookmarks from any computer. Ever try to remember a website you wanted to share with someone, but it's bookmarked on your pc and you are nowhere near your PC so you can get it for them. Again……this is a GREAT TOOL. I will be using this one frequently now.

The one thing I wanted to share is that this was a very good course to take and well put together which enabled all of us to experiment (with trial and error) with the useful tools which Web 2.0 has to offer. I wish there was much more time to actually visit the various blogspots our staff have created in this course. I found at the beginning I was able to go to other staffs' blogspots and have a look and post a response, but after that there was no time to do this anymore. I don't know how this could be changed…..I guess it's more difficult when it's a self - directed course….I would have been nice to collaborate with the others taking the course. I must say I have learned alot….and maybe we could all keep our blogspots and somehow find the time and effort to keep them alive and contributing to them.

The two interesting Wikis I found are:

1. Wikiquote - a free online compendium of quotations from notable people and creative works in every language, including sources (where known), translations of non-English quotes, and links to Wikipedia for further information! The English version of Wikiquote has 14,059 pages so far with many thousands of quotations and proverbs


2. Pen Pal Wiki - Pen Pal Wiki is a multilingual wiki, hosted by Wikia, to help you find pen pals (or epals) to communicate with around the world. One of the big aims is to help people learn another language.


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