Day 1 of a Technology Class! NewSpeaces4Learning
It doesn’t get any better than this! I truly am a life-long learner–I get very excited when I start a new class. Learning makes the possiblities endless!
We did an overview of what we would be doing from now until May–meeting both asynchronous and synchronously, exploring tools and looking at the 21st Century Classroom.
I learned a lot about how to expand my Personal Learning Network (PLN)–all the tools I had heard about before and some that I have used.
I had heard about Symbaloo but had not used it–it is GREAT! First it is helping me to organize and give me access to all of my Websites, Tools, Widgets that I use all the time. Although setting it up and making really cool looking(by adding images to each button) was time consuming it will be easier to pitch to others if mine looks good and is well organized.
Symbaloo–organization, time-saver and a place to share webmixes from. I give this tool 5/5 stars!!
The agenda was in Google Docs–which I had used before in Grad School around 2008-2009 which I liked but it has some definite glitches. So it wasn’t a tool I used all the time. The first class I witnessed a lot of new tools within Google Docs and many new ways to use it. I could spend weeks in Google and not scratch the surface–baby steps Karen, baby steps. As soon as I get my password situation worked out I will go back in there and get started.
Love Last Pass but somehow do not now my password and when I got reimaged I can not access it–need to look into that one.
Ning–I had used this at Nagel before I left–I created a couple and just started to post up to the Nagel Ning. I perhaps should have used the Blog within the Ning but I already have a wordpress account so I am just going to do my reflections here.
I had been using De.licious account–transferred that to a Diggo and have been adding websites/articles to both my site and the group site–which is a nice feature by the way!
Reflection of the whole day–it is always great to be in a group of like minded people–I don’t need to motivate or move this group–everyone is eager to learn and try. I also loved having time to work on the tools–getting started made it easier to keep it going!
I am excited to be in this group with awesome educators!