Sunday, September 14, 2014
C4T #1 Summary
For my first C4T assignment, I was given Ms. Sharon Plante's blog "The Road to Learning". My first comment on her blog was to a post titled "Twitter is Google for Educators", and during this post Ms. Plante discussed the impact of Twitter as a public forum and its uses. This of course was an extremely interesting and well thought out analysis that I particularly enjoyed. She also went on to discuss at length the various professional uses within the education field that Twitter allows. Using examples such as asking for advice with tech troubleshooting and polling for ideas involving education methods, therefore proving her comparison of Twitter becoming quite similar to Google. My comment to the post was one of agreement and excitement at the thought of the long deceased public forum being resurrected in the form of a massively popular virtual medium. I also purported my interest in the professional connections that could be made using this tool. The second post that I commented on was one called "Educators Field of Dreams: will you come?". This post was about the network of professional contacts and resources that has been built up and is virtually available to anyone with the advent of technology and the expansion of global communications. Ms. Plante also went on to describe an issue within the field of education involving educators that are unwilling to utilize this vast ocean of assets. In my comment, I once again agreed with Ms. Plante and discussed the disappointment I felt as an aspiring educator upon hearing that there are those among the field who do not embrace this miracle of technology that is responsible for the ever expanding global community.