Welcome to week 9 of 25 Things @ Huddersfield!
19th Thing – Online Image Generators
These are websites that allow you to manipulate images easily. To get you started, here are a few sample sites:
Find a few image or text generators to play around with and write a post in your blog about one of your favourites and then display the result.
Often adding the image you created to your blog is as simple as copying and pasting code that the page provides. If not, you may just need to right click on the image and then save it to your hard drive before using the blog image button to add it to your post. If you’re having difficulty getting your image added to a post in your blog, ask a colleague for help or email the team.
Step 1: Play around with some image generators and find one that you like.
Step 2: Create several different types of images and save them to your computer.
Step 3: Post some of your creations to your blog and describe your process for creating it.
Note: Be sure to include a link to the image generator(s) you used, so other participants can discover it too.
Take some time and have fun with this exercise. (And remember to be tasteful too!)
20th Thing – Google Docs
Sign in to Google, click on “more” and then select “Documents” from the drop down menu. Create a new document (or try a spreadsheet if you want to get fancy) and enter your favourite things – see below for ideas. Try playing with the formatting if you like.
How about listing your 3 favourite films, books or songs (pubs, places you have been, recipes – whatever)?
Select share – check the 25 Things blogroll to find someone to share with and enter their Google Mail address. Ask your friend to add their favourites to the list and to email your Google mail address when it’s complete.
Remember: do not use Google docs for University business or for sharing sensitive documents
21st Thing – LibraryThing
Are you a booklover or cataloguer at heart? Do you enjoy finding lost and forgotten gems on the shelf to read? Then LibraryThing may be just the tool for you.
(bookshelf spectrum, revisited by chotda)
Developed for booklovers, this online tool not only allows you to create an online catalogue of your own, it also connects you to other people who have similar libraries and reading tastes. Add a book to your catalogue by just entering the title and find other users who share your reading tastes. There are lots of ways to use LibraryThing. You can even view your books on a virtual shelf, add a widget to display titles that are in your catalogue.
Watch this short video which tells you about LibraryThing…
So why not create your own library online. With 29 million books catalogued, you’re bound to discover something new.
Step 1: Take a look around LibraryThing and create an account.
Step 2: Add a least 5 books to your library.
Step 3: Blog about your findings and be sure to link to your LibraryThing catalogue. How popular were your books? Did you find any discussions about your favourites?
Useful LibraryThing links
- About LibraryThing
- LibraryThing tour
- LibraryThing blog — updates and news
- Thingology blog — “LibraryThing’s ideas blog, on the philosophy and methods of tags, libraries etc”