Last week I admitted to my fear of “messing around”. I’m not sure I will ever be confident in calling myself a tech geek or “Geeking Out“, but this past weekend has given me insight and confidence. Attending The Networked Educator with Chris and Kim gave me new tools for my tool box. Understanding what Diigo is and how beneficial it can be to me and to my colleagues was one of the things I learned. Creating a group on Diigo for the PLC(Professional Learning Community) that I lead and want to get reading about technology will allow me share articles that I have found interesting. It will also help be organize my bookmarks.
I have several articles I need to go and read after hearing bits and pieces about them from others at the workshop. I know that there are some more good ideas out there and I want to find them.Where Good Ideas Come From by Steven Johnson.
I’m still working on my RSS feed, but I can now understand how it will help me be connected to others who will push my thinking and give me ideas for using my new tools. Twitter is a tool that I’m not very comfortable with, but I can see the uses and benefits, if I could figure out the lingo!! I’ll spend some time here in the next few weeks and try to get a handle on tweeting!
Google apps with mapping and searching and so much more! I want to use the mapping with students on where they were born and where they travel during the year. Other google apps will also help to streamline and organize my computer as I work with them.
This has been a full weekend but I am realizing it is just the tip of the ice berg. I spent some time in creating a blog for my class, in the side bar is the feed. I’m sure it will take on some new and different looks in the next few weeks as we work on it together in the classroom.