Easilysave bookmarks. Tag each site for fast finding later. Include a write-up about good aspects of each site. Online access from any computer. Share with fellow educators.
Recreating my collection of bookmarks. (This time in a place where they won’t get lost when my computer crashes!) Being able to connect with scientists and educators via Twitter. Creating online learning tools for my students to use while at home via Edmodo and Quizlet. Learning more of the technology that my students use on a daily basis.
Using social media sites in my personal life hascome easy to me. It has been very difficultreinventing myself as an educator online. I have hadthe most struggles using Twitter. Although the postsare short, when I log in I get overwhelmed withinformation. I wanted to have some of the peoplethat I follow be scientists in the fields that mystudents study. Unfortunately, they don’t reallytweet much information about the research that theydo. The educational organizations that I have chosento follow occasionally provide me with valuable tools.I hope that this will increase once the school yearbegins. Hash tags are still very foreign to me as Istruggle to figure them out. Hopefully over time Iwill better understand and learn to love Twitter, butfor now I struggle to understand it.
Online learning is the learning of thefuture. More and more colleges offer manyclasses online and it’s even possible to earn adegree online. K-12 education has gone fromtraditional classrooms to homeschooling andnow online learning. I feel that it is veryimportant for teachers in the traditionalclassroom to incorporate aspects of onlinelearning. If we do not do this, our studentswill not be prepared for the many aspects ofonline learning presented to them in thefuture.