I continue to think and learn so much that relates to the changes new tools are creating for education. I wrote an article that is posted today at Choice Literacy, sharing information about some of the blogs that have helped me in my learning--people who understand literacy, learning and technology and the ways they can work together. This certainly is not a comprehensive list but people always ask me where I find links and writing on the topic of 21st Century Literacy/Learning. I have somehow lucked out on finding brilliant people in the field. So, I wanted to share some of the blogs I follow--much of my learning lately has come from these great educators as well as others.
Twitter has also been a huge piece of my learning. I am not a big fan of memes but I found this one on through Linda at E-flections of an Educator and decided to steal it--what a great idea it is! Hopefully Linda doesn't mind that I loved it so much that I am participating without an inviation! It is a Twitter Mosaic Meme. I think it is a great way to really think about our personal learning networks and the people who are contributing to our thinking. Such a visual for the impact of a network and the importance of collective thinking. Twitter has been such a huge piece of my learning lately that I love this meme as a way to celebrate that!
I love this mosaic. In looking at it, I am amazed at how fast my network grows--how I come to find people through other people and so on. To think that in the 8 months that I have been on Twitter, I have learned from so many people every day. I think as learners, we gravitate to the people who are thinking about the same things we are and I am amazed by the combination of people that I learn from--such unique areas of expertise in the same field. The combination of blogs and twitter posts along with the links those lead me to has taken me on a huge learning journey and I love it!
So, here are the rules:
1. Go to http://sxoop.com/twitter/ to create your mosaic (you can choose friends or followers).
2. Copy the code and paste it into a blog entry.
3. Reflect and comment on your mosaic.
4. Tag some “tweeples.”
5. Link back to this post or the post where you were first tagged.
I am tagging @MaryLeeHahn, @stellavillalba, @karensterlecky, @smarcher4, @karenszymusiak and anyone else who thinks this sounds like fun!