Ok. It’s been a trip, friends. This course has been a game changer for me in how I look at tech as a tool in education and at how digital literacy has the capacity to positively change the trajectory of a life. And I certainly didn’t come to these realizations in a vacuum behind the screen of my computer. The peeps in this course have been a fantastic resource to learn from and lean on.
Twitter is my new bestie! I love making and finding connections on Twitter now. I used to think of it as a kind of soapbox – you yell out into the abyss hoping to maybe get something in return. Not the case, obviously! The ed Twitter community is robust and active.
Google + was a new experience for me. I referred to it a few times a week to access the Weekly Plans and check out what was happening but throughout the course, it wasn’t my go to connect with my classmates.
….Bloggggggs! Alright, so I’m a convert. I used to think blogging was for other people, not me. Well, not the case anymore. I blog weekly now – course-related or not – and peeps have been lovely. What I have learned in reflecting on my blogging journey as it related to connectedness of learning is that I should have been screen capturing each comment I made. Lesson learned.
I have really enjoyed getting to know my classmates through their blogs and Tweets. I was concerned that I would feel disconnected from my EDTC crew from way up here but that wasn’t the case at all.