I have 36 years experience in K-12 education. I have been fortunate to work in many different roles including teacher, department head, ICT consultant, IT Manager and CIO.
Personal interests include performing in the Venturi Winds woodwind quintet, the Cambridge Symphony and the KW Community Orchestra as well as composing and arranging music.
Connect, Learn, Reflect & Share - make a difference today!
Looking to learning something today? OSSEMOOC is providing a virtual learning opportunity via EdCamp Waterloo Region. Tune in to select livestream video sessions[here](between 9:30 and 3:30) and/or follow along the twitter stream at #edcampwr .
Yesterday we looked at curating information purposefully using Scoop It as a quality tool for this purpose. In some ways, Twitter is a multi purpose tool belt. Today we return to twitter to examine ways to use it as a curation tool.
As part of the Day 14 activities, we introduce you to Silvia Rosenthal Tolisanowho has written extensively about using Twitter for curating information.
Graphic adapted from https://twitter.com/langwitches/status/525916565170966530
We look forward to hearing about your curation experiences.
One of the most powerful aspects of our connected journey is making connections and information “work for us” by informing (and challenging) our professional practice. There is no doubt that we live in an information rich time, so having tools to help us locate and organize information relevant to us is important.
What’s the Scoop?
The getting connected task for today is to explore a curation tool known as Scoop It.Day 13walks you through taking a look, signing up and curating your own content.
In terms of making connections, it is natural to start in a comfortable place, perhaps by following people in your own organization and/or noting people with similar interests or professional focus. Over time, you will be strategic about developing your network with some consideration to ‘access’as noted in ourday 2 post – “access to people, their time and expertise, questions, answers, viewpoints, resources, and new ideas”.
Enjoy an opportunity to explore new connections through the day 6 activity.
If you are just joining us today, please refer to this post where we share what we are up to!
Never before has there been such an abundance of information to contribute to our learning. At the same time, there is no doubt that our collective plates are brimming over with things to do. As a positive, we challenge ourselves to think differently and explore ways to learn on the go.
I thought I would share a couple of ideas that have improved my mobile learning. Part of my practice is to capture information using Notability on my iPad. This is a powerful app that allows me to write, record, and insert images in documents that I can refer to at any point in time. One of the things I like to do is re-listen to my recordings in the car. You can apply this idea to other mediums too, such as alivescribe pen.
Yesterday had the perfect start – a deep dive conversation with Donna Fry about the why — why connect through social media that is.
Something stayed with me after our conversation – the word “access”. Building connections gives you access – access to people, their time and expertise, questions, answers, viewpoints, resources, and new ideas. This is all part of exploring, learning and pushing your thinking. Leveraging your connections leads to new learning, new perspectives and change of practice.