23 Things on a Stick

Thanks to Ruth Solie of Northern Lights Library Network for giving me the heads up on this great project by the Minnesota Public Libraries – 23 Things on a Stick. It’s a fun, self-directed tutorial on how to use a number of Web 2.0 tools.

If you have ever wanted to take the time to start a blog, post vacation pictures, upload your PowerPoint presentation using or more this is a hand-holding tool that will help. Best of all it helps on your own time but it gives you homework that prompts you to prove you did it.

I started it last week on my own blog. OK I’m hung up on the first task, creating a Yahoo Avatar. But truly I think it’s my computer – I got it to work on my husband’s but can’t kick the kids of his computer long enough to finish the task.
Anyone can lurk around the event. It looks like official participation is limited to folks related to libraries, but I think they’re pretty loose with their definition. If you really want to participate and don’t have a library affiliation, please let me know and I’ll hook you up. If you decide to participate – please let me know.

What’s the tie in with broadband? For anyone who’s wondered, “What would I do with all of that bandwidth anyway?” Check out some of these great free tools and I’m sure you’ll find something that will hook you.

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About Ann Treacy

Librarian who follows rural broadband in MN and good uses of new technology (blandinonbroadband.org), hosts a radio show on MN music (mostlyminnesota.com), supports people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota (elimstrongtowershelters.org) and helps with social justice issues through Women’s March MN.

2 thoughts on “23 Things on a Stick

  1. Thanks for the shout out and delighted you are participating. One minor note–this is sponsored by the multitype systems in Minnesota. The multicounty mulitype systems provide services to all types of libraries–school, academic, special, and school–including continuing education activities such as this. That’s why when you browse the particpants’ blogs–around 500 right now–you will see lots of reflection on how these Web 2.0 tools will work in different types of libraries. And there is definitely a broadband connection!

  2. Ann,

    Thanks for the clarification. The M&Ms do such great work. It occurred to me a little too late for the original post to suggest that Friends are invited to participate in this program. So one good way to join the project and support this and future projects is to become a Friend to a Minnesota Library: http://www.malf.info/

    Thanks! Ann

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