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Friday, March 7, 2014

20% Project Blog Reflection 3--How are you using social media to find resources to think about/write about?

       Since the topic for my 20% project is social media I am definitely using this medium to search! In particular, I have searched Twitter to find resources and accounts that teachers could "follow" and learn different techniques, methods, and projects. I have not been as successful as I would like in finding accounts that could assist teachers and instructors in this manner however, many accounts provide links to websites, which could assist teachers. Some examples from Twitter include @edutpoia, @EduTweetTech, and @educationweek. I think that if I broaden my scope and look deeper into accounts, I will be able to find users who tweet important tactics that could be used to teach meaningful learning with technology integration. I have not yet begun my research on YouTube but I anticipate that I will be able to find a multitude of pages that could be used to teach in classrooms.
       I am not avidly interacting with others via social media on topics related to my specific project. This is an area that I need to devote some time to and make the effort to collaborate and communicate with classmates who are researching about the same or similar topics. Aside from comments on reflection blogs with my blog partner, I have not taken the time to comment on related blogs or ask for feedback and comments about mine. This would be a good idea going forward with my project from here, especially when I consider how many of my classmates could have ideas to other sites which could assist me in my endeavors. The great thing about this assignment and course is that we do have access to use each other as resources, and I need to take the initiative to do so.

1 comment:

  1. If you haven't already, check out LinkedIn. You may be able to find some resources there if you search the communities.