For some reason, this past week and a half has been a little overwhelming. I truly feel I need to have my laptop tied to my hip.
I like the idea of social networking. After listening to Darren’s presentation, I think I can incorporate Web. 2.0 tools into my classroom. I also am toying with the idea of having a blog for administrators in our division. How to administer the blog is the question I am still trying to sort out. I do beleive more than ever that I can only begin with baby steps and grow as needed. I think Darren reinforced this as well. The cool thing about the social web is that a person can use Web 2.0 tools however they like. All creations are unique, and I think this is what we tell students to do as well.
One thing I found over the last while is that I spend so much time viewing other people’s blogs, that I tend to forget about my own! If I comment too much on other blogs, will I have anything interesting to say on my own. Mass marathon sessions in front of the computer do not help either. Viewing for shorter time periods more often throughout a day is typically better, but do we want to be in front of the computer all the time? I feel a visit to BEST BUY to get a palm pilot or whatever is coming on soon!
I find the new tools very interesting, but more than I can handle right now. I signed up for a Flickr account, but have not investigated it thoroughly. I read about Voicethread, but don’t have a clue how to use it. I always felt I had a decent grip on technology but wow! It seems like a Bill Cosby moment – that is, Bill had all different types of appliances but never used them. Is this what I am becoming with Web 2.0 stuff? Oy vey!!!