Twitter Chat: I went into the twitter chat thinking I would not like it at all. And initially getting started was not all that straight forward. I wasn’t quit sure how to get twittering until I just went and tried. To find our group I had to search our ‘hash-tag’, that took a little time. The “search” was hidden right in front of me and once that was found I was under way. Once under way I had great fun with it. I learned from this experience that you should try something new and not poo poo it until you’ve given it an honest effort. This class pushed me into an area I probably would not have tried on my own. I also learned that the tweets were spontaneous and to the point. In the future I think I would use twitter in a group setting again. That was very useful. Maybe connect with group members on a project. It could be a really useful tool.
Connecting with Classmates on Social Media/Blog: Following the four individuals I choose on Twitter was the easiest part. Getting them connected on LinkedIn was more of a challenge for me. Apparently at one time in my history I had already made an account. There were so many people on it that I became dismayed. LinkedIn doesn’t appear to be very user friendly. For example, I couldn’t find an easy way to remove people that I did not want on my site anymore.
Participating on my classmates blogs was a pleasure. Accessing their blogs was simple and leaving a comment in response to their questions was an exercise in communication with my future colleagues. ITSE blogs posts by my classmates I connected with on social media was as follow;
Rob Browning – Question: Class, do you all feel that student-centered learning is something that will become the standard or do you think that the traditional teacher-centered classrooms? Resource shared: Here’s a pdf I found that could show some research on the subject;http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ829018.pdf
Tamara Moody – Question: To other EDUC422 students, in which Standard could you use the most improvement? Resource shared: Here’s a site I found.
Lilly Rivas – Question: Although it is true that digital technology is the future of education, do you believe that the use of so much technology can have a downside in educating students? Resource shared: Take a peak at this wiki about this subject. https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Social_and_Cultural_Foundations_of_American_Education/Technology/Pros_and_Cons
Leticia Espitia – Question: What would you advise to mature-adults who are scared of technology? Resource shared: Here a link to a you tube video just for adult computer learners with ESL.