Sunday, October 25, 2009

Ummm...Why Isn't Every Teacher Doing This??


Teamwork
Originally uploaded by Ms Ladyred

I continue to be awed by the power of social networking. I bookmarked Tag Galaxy , an amazing Flickr tool, on my Diigo toolbar and within 10 minutes it had been viewed and saved by over 500 people. 500 people? What the....? Is this even real? It just goes to show you the awesome power of social media at its best! Oh did I mention, that I ended up having a short dialogue with a group who posted the link on Twitter in Australia?


I have recently joined 2 Nings dedicated to educators interested in working and learning from others: The Educators Personal Learning Plan and Global Education Collaborative- both are invaluable. My network is growing exponentially by they day.

The resources on these sites include videos, links, discussions, lesson plan ideas and others. Combined with my ongoing conversations on Twitter and my Diigo contacts and bookmarks, I'm starting to wonder what I can learn in my graduate school courses that can be more valuable than this!

It can seem overwhelming at 1st but beyond worth giving it a try. The  Professional Development train has now gone global people- it's time to take the ride!