Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Tool Two: Creating a new PLN

I have just commented on a blog as part of increasing my personal learning network. Since I am a teacher, I don't really have any problems sharing my opinions in public. I also think that a professional network can be an effective and valuable asset to any professional, regardless of field. However, all such networks are subject to network externality - the notion that their effectiveness increases as their usage and membership increases. Without a systemic and institutional effort to create such a community, it is unlikely to take hold from school to school.

That said, I plan on visiting the dy/dan math blog from time to time.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Reflections on Tool One

I have just created my Memorial High School blog as part of my 11 Tools training. Now, I had worked with Blogger before, so I was familiar with its software and functionality, but this time was my first experience with  a Voki avatar. I found the site to be interesting, although I'm not sure about its educational value beyond a fun gadget on the blog. Nevertheless, I'm excited to be moving forward with my online presence as an MHS math teacher!