Friday, July 24, 2009
Thing #7 Week 3 Technology Tools
The wealth of tools available to create and communicate is marvelous, and at the same time overwhelming to try and learn quickly. I believe the tools that enhance creating, sharing and social networking, specifically in a visual format (i.e. Flickr, Skype, YouTube, and Blogger) are very powerful media. Easy to use, streamlined and quick; these tools offer eduators a means to communicate with students, parents and peers that can build rapport and diffuse barriers. I like that all the things I've tried thus far are fairly simple (esp. if directions are followed!), and offer so much. With time, I believe I will use these visual technology tools in a variety of ways. What I find powerful is the sharing found in the online community, no need to reinvent the wheel, USE IT!!