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September 25, 2008

IMing

I know lots of people who IM--especially parents with their children. I've yet to get into it, though. I think I'm reaching the point of technology saturation. When I checked out the public Twitter's Public timeline I was instantly overwhelmed and overstimulated with all the messages. Just need more time for it all to sink in.

September 22, 2008

Social Networking

Social networking--I know "all the kids are doing it!" so I must learn, too. This one will take a while to get used to. I think it would be a great way to keep 4-H ambassadors/teen leaders connected. National 4-H is looking at something along this lines (Access 4-H, I think). We need to be in touch with how our clients are communicating, and this is certainly at the top of the list.

September 10, 2008

Productivity Tools

Wow--this was fun to explore these different options! I can see how Google Docs would be great for a team that's creating documents, presentations, etc. A lot of email attachments can be done away with.

I did a little Google Doc exploration last winter with a colleague. Unfortunately, the nature of our work changed and we only got one thing posted to work on. When I explored more today, I imported a file. One thing that appears to be different is to print preview, or be able to see where the page breaks. I'll have to explore more to see if I can figure that out.

On another note, I uploaded a bunch of State Fair pictures to Flickr to share with our 4-H team. Much better than burning CDs or attaching to an email.

September 5, 2008

Wonders of Wiki

I see lots of possibilities for Wikis! Different work teams can post, review and edit our work. As with adding anything new to our toolkit--it's getting into the habit of using it!