Dec 29, 2009

Toodles to 2009...

In his blog "2¢ Worth" David Warlick asks the question:

"Will we, as a larger defining education community, come to accept social learning techniques and integrate them, or will we continue to fear and block these opportunities?"
(Warlick, 2009)

As we look back on 2009 and begin to make resolutions for 2010, we need to think hard about the world that our children live in. Here are snapshots of the past year, through the digital lens and social learning.

This youtube video reviews 2009 through the digital lens.




The Year of 2009 in Technology:



The Top Ten Most Important tweets in 2009. This is from the
buzzmarketing daily site.


This is a mash-up of the Top 25 Billboard Hits in 2009.



The coolest part of all of this is where I found the links to this information. Can you guess?

Dec 13, 2009

Twitter for teachers?

"How can you squander even one more day not taking advantage of the greatest shifts of our generation? " (Godin in Larkin).




This video provides a quick snapshot of how some people use twitter. Twitter is a quick way to connect with others. I have been wondering how twitter can help me do my job better and in search of this answer, I have begun to play around with twitter and have even sent out a few tweets. (a tweet is a message to the world...well, your following) I began building my network by finding teachers who are already twittering and then I added their network of people to my own. I am slowly adding more people to my network and will hopefully have enough people in my network to start collaborating and sharing teaching resources. Well, I am off to tweet....toodles!