Busy week

January 18, 2008 at 2:05 pm (domestic life, learning 2.0, library) (, , , )

Wow, I’m tired. I work 2 or 3 days a week. This was a three day week – with about 7/8 extra hours of prep work on top of my normal schedule. This week I went to Children’s meeting – not my normal job, but good to do sometimes. However, it was my branches turn to take minutes. I still have to write up my notes. Plus I had two book groups. I am happy to say both The Westing Game and The City of Ember were big hits. But keeping 4th and 5th graders on topic – an interesting exercise. I am happy to say that they are starting to think a little bit beyond the plot. and it is a kick working with these kids, but two book clubs in two days is hard. And it was the start of preschool storytime. I had much younger kids this time. Just 3 is very different from almost 5. I haven’t even had the chance to look at the learning 2.0 stuff for this week.

At least I planned for this week – laundry was done , and I made enough food for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday night. Last night my DH had his gig playing jazz guitar at a local restaurant – so I knew where dinner was coming from.

Today was supposed to be pick up the house day. So far it has been going to the grocery store and play with computer day. Oh, well.

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RSS, newsfeeds, bloglines

January 14, 2008 at 1:20 pm (learning 2.0) (, , , , )

I don’t know. I’m still not sure. I’ve got a bunch of stuff I’ve subscribed to on bloglines and I keep adding to it.

Pluses – I am reading a bit wider when it come to the news. Somehow having the news stories in a list means I actually read more of them. I also have a couple of blogs marked that I just like, but I have no idea who these people really are – so when they have new posts, it is a nice surprise. The biggest plus is that it does save time, I ‘m not clicking over to places with no new posts.

Minuses – Honestly, I’m not sure I always want to save time. The web is not just words, there are pictures, videos and even the layout of a blog. I miss them. There is a personality to the various pages I visit on the web. Sometimes the feed on blog lines feels cold. When I click on something to read, I feel like a filter or veil is gone.

Current conclusion: Subscriptions are useful, but more of time saving tool than a real enhancement

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