Wen's Woffle

An intermittent blog for work and play!

Saturday, March 31, 2007

Information lit video from Youtube

Friday, March 30, 2007

Hey I added a poll widget!!

Just for fun I thought I'd add this poll. Please vote so I can see if it works. You could use this gadget for all sorts of things. OOOHHHhhhh...me brains working overtime now!!!

widgets wot are they?

This screen cast of how to install widgets is really easy to follow. Beth explains what they are, their differences, how you might use them and how to install them. They are easy to use and let you add different types of content to your blog or website. I'm going to put it Beth's claim to the test and see if I can install a widget that will let me run a poll!


Wednesday, March 28, 2007

downloadable google search tips

From Google-"Looking for tools to help teach your students and patrons how to use Google more effectively? Feel free to download and distribute these materials as widely as you'd like."
Sheets include Quiz, Quiz answers, Custom Search Engine Starter Guide, Google Book Search Handout, Search Tips poster, and Search Tips bookmark

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Library Web 2.0 blog

I'm so thrilled to have found this blog. It's wonderful. The video page in particular is really funny. Apart from the list of videos there are several very valuable looking forums and discussions taking place. I'm really impressed.

"Mr.Bean: The Library" is a favourite http://library20.ning.com/video/video/show?id=515108%3AVideo%3A9241 and so is "March of the Librarians" a spoof of March of the Penguins http://library20.ning.com/video/video/show?id=515108%3AVideo%3A8872

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Evaluating Internet Health Information: A Tutorial from the National Library of Medicine

I had a quick look at this tutorial on MedlinePlus (National Library of Medicine, U.S.) and thought it had some very good content. This would be useful for all health science staff and students to take a look at.

"This tutorial teaches you how to evaluate the health information that you find on the Web. It is about 16 minutes long.You need a Flash plug-in, version 6 or above, to view it. If you do not have Flash, you will be prompted to obtain a free download of the software before you start.
The tutorial runs automatically, but you can also use the navigation bar at the bottom of the screen to go forward, backward, pause, or start over." (MedlinePlus, NLM)