IMPROVING PRODUCTIVITY FINDING & USING CONTENT Finding content Personal productivity Teamproductivity Keeping up to date with new content 30 ways to use social media to work and learn smarter Sharing links, resources & ideas Co-creating content JOINING & BUILDING NETWORKS & COMMUNITIES CREATING & SHARINGCONTENT
36 “I learn something new several times a day and stay connected with people that form my most valuable network. This is the one tool I would choose if I could only keep one.” “I use Twitter to share my thoughts, ideas, information with others and to learn or get inspired by others.” "A performance support tool, learning platform and social network all rolled in one."
37 Jamie Forrest “The biggest change, I think, is in my confidence and my attitude. Twitter has opened me up to a world (and I do mean WORLD) of teachers who are doing some of the same things as I am and are paving the roads to new teaching options.” “I found a community of people who validated what I was doing in my classroom while challenging me to try new things. So, not only have I started to consider myself a grade 3 teacher, but I have started to consider myself a really good one! This change was obviously noticed by others as well, because I will be mentoring my new grade 3 teaching partner. Upon finding out that she was teaching grade 3, she approached me for help. Both my principal and vice-principal have mentioned that they were glad I could share my expertise with a new teacher.”
(c) C4LPT.co.uk 38 “I've learned more in the last few weeks by monitoring this community than I have in the past year in class..... It's an amazing group - I have seen discussions on questions I hadn't thought about and received pointers towards great articles...... Makes me wonder why I'm spending all that money on a formal education when I'm not learning as much....” “I really "ummed and ahhed" before joining this community. Participating in social media is still a bit "scary" for me - don't laugh!!! But I'm glad I did - I've learnt more in a few days than in the previous 6 months of trying to figure it all out for myself. Another vote for social learning.”
John Seely Brown “Embrace change! Thrive on it. Have fun with it. Do not run away from it!” Visiting Scholar,University of Southern California, Co-founder, Deloitte Center for Edge Innovation (formerly XEROX Parc) 43