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: http://twitter4teachers.pbworks.com/ 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!