Concept Map: Static versus Dynamic Technologies mod 5 Facebook/twitter Discussion boards googledocs writeboards wikis Peer-to-peer Collaboration Collaboration emails Audio conferencing /teleconferencing Technology communication and Media Text/IM Static for distance Dynamic communication Elluminate education blogs Discussion boards content content powerpoint gaming Tuiorials/ teacher mindtools directed Visual simulations Digital librariesStatic verses dynamic…where do I fit in? I find myself in the middle of the continuum moving slowly but surely towardsthe dynamic side. Before entering Walden University I was definitely on the static side using power points, texting andface book (along with others). However, now that I am attending Walden I have found myself moving to the dynamicside using tools such as; googledocs, teleconferencing, discussion boards, visual stimulations, and evaluating content.Blogging has been a very new experience for me and I find it very interesting. The dynamic side of the continuumintroduces many new tools to me and I look forward to using them soon. The opportunity or availability of such toolsand hardware/software is ever-so increasing or developing each year-it seems! The ability to connect/educate peoplethrough computers has come a long way from the face2face instruction. Social media, for example, has generated awhole new platform from education, business, communities, and marketing. Fahy concurs that “where normal softwarelinks people to the inner workings of a computer or network, social software links people to the inner workings of eachothers’ thoughts, feelings and opinions” (Fahy,2008, p. 186).I look forward to learning more of the tools on the dynamic side which can be challenging for the first time user. Sincethere are some many options out there, I hope to find some that will benefit my line of work-special education-whichwould benefit special needs students.Fahy, P.J. (2008). Characteristics of interactive online learning media. In Anderson, T. (Ed.), The theory and practice ofonline learning. (2nd ed.) (pp. 167-199). Edmonton, AB: Athabasca University Press.