Sunday, March 18, 2012

Chapter 1 & 2 Reflections

I really enjoyed these first few chapters!  It was a lot to digest, but I am so excited to be learning about resources that I can actually see myself using in my own classroom.  I think my favorite quote from these two  chapters would have to be "It's almost like we are recreating education from scratch."  After reading these chapters I couldn't agree more.  We have so many more tools and resources becoming more and more available that it is hard to imagine learning with out them! 
In these chapter I learned about 5 new tools, some that I was aware and others that I have heard of but didn't understand.    Take Twitter for example-I will admit I didn't get what the fuss was about just as it said in the book.  I viewed it as just another social media site.  From the readings though I can see that following the "right" people and groups can lead to a lot of learning experiences for my students and myself.  I have not yet had a moment to set up an account on Twitter but I plan to follow some of the people given in the book.
For example: has a listing of educators that are listed according to their job titles, types of classrooms, and discipline areas.  This is a fantastic resource to get started with!


  1. I'm glad you think the Twitter4Teahers wiki is a great resource. :) I knew it would be hard to get teachers to understand the importance of using Twitter unless they were connected with the right people, so that is why I created that wiki several years ago.

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