Somethings Just Go Better Together and Probably Always Will, Like OER in Education…

Discovering the World of
Open Educational Resources

Understanding Open Educational Resources More

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Some of you may recall this, but I wonder what teaching was like before the internet and before sharing resources electronically was really a thing. I know in my internship; I spent a lot of time incorporating technology into a classroom that used it minimally. Sharing resources was always around in the teaching profession I believe, as many teachers are willing to help each other out and learn from one another. Classrooms are communities, but so are schools and colleagues. Making connections is key to building healthy and respectful relationships, but it is also critical for learning, sharing, building skills, and networks, etc. So, the bigger question is, how do we foster that in our classrooms, schools, and with our colleagues?

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I Found a Love, For Me, Darling Just Dive Right In, and Follow Me Please

My Love-Hate Relationship
with Social Media

Let’s Take a Trip Back in Time

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Hmm… I guess I would have to say that my relationship with social media is somewhat complex. I am of the age where I grew up alongside social media, learning about it and engaging with it from its early infancy, until what we see it as today. At first, I jumped on board without even knowing what it was. I had an email address at a young age, and of course, MSN. I wasn’t adventurous enough to dabble in online chat rooms that were open or anything of that nature. I played it quite safely. My peers started to jump head over heels into MySpace and Hi5, so like them, I too eventually ended up on those sites. Can I say I remember them well? Not really. I was really young and also not really into it. I was skeptical of a lot of it, and wasn’t comfortable using it, nor did I have enough computer access to really want to dive into it (that took away from MSN time and playing The Sims, remember?).

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Welcome to the Internet, Have a Look Around, Anything that Brain of Yours Can Think of Can be Found…

Digging Deeper into Web 1.0, 2.0 & 3.0
(Week 3: Post 1)

“The web influences people’s way of thinking, doing and being, and people influence the development and content of the web.  The evolution of the web from Web 1.0 to Web 2.0 and now to Web 3.0 can be used as a metaphor of how education should also be evolving, as a movement from Education 1.0 toward that of Education 3.0.  The Web, Internet, Social Media, and the evolving, emerging technologies have created a perfect storm or convergence of resources, tools, open and free information access.”

Jackie Gerstein
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