This time last week I used facebook on occasion, but more to read about the activities of friends and family rather than update information of my own, checked emails, and text messaged using cutting edge abbreviated language, LOL. This week I have tweeted using twitter, blogged, engaged in an online collaborative classroom, used diigo for social bookimarking and understood the importance of and subscribed to an RSS feed. This dog isn’t just doing new tricks, she is performing cartwheels!
The most profound benefit from engaging in these different forms of connectivism is that I am no longer searching the google web browser for information because numerous resources and websites pertaining to education and the effective implementation of ICTs are finding their way into my inbox. This is information that I didn’t know I needed until it was sent to me. For example today this information was tweeted into my inbox with a familiar ping, 20+Storybook Creation Tools and Apps by Shelly S Terrell. As I mentioned this was not information I was looking for but may form an essential component of my prac activities, to integrate ICTs into the English curriculum for Year 1 students in a fun and engaging way.