2011...A Year of Technology.... What Applications for What Purpose
It is a New Year in a few days and I was thinking about how many technology initiatives I have begun this year. I owe much of my inspiration to my good friend Pippa! You can visit her here.
One of the confusing things for me this year was to figure out how I would use each of these initiatives in my life and work. I am hoping by sharing that you might get inspired as I have been.
Well to start with, blogging for me has been such a joy. Sharing just a little bit of our homeschooling journey has been very rewarding. I made a commitment from the start that my blog would be based on our experience, rather than the experience of others. I have found people coming from so many different countries around the world to be so encouraging to me! Showing what we have done has been fun and I hope practical for those out there.
Second is Scoop It! Scoop It! has been wonderful for me to use to pass on websites to others in a visual medium. I have begun tagging these websites and I am hoping to do more tagging in the future by grade level so that it will be much easier for you to find resources that you need.
My Scoop It! I have then fed to Twitter (@rnsing) as I see Twitter as a quick and easy way to see if you would like to venture forward and look for more info on a website. I use Twitter myself to keep up with those who may have ideas that I might want to look at. I also have enjoyed the Twitter hashtags and the ideas that are there.
Symbaloo is a wonderful asset for me as I am doing my Resource Consulting. I have all of the links that I use regularly on my Symbaloo. This saves time and hopefully will help others to save time too!!
Homeschool Launch has been a great place to share resources that I have made myself for our homeschool. It is so easy to share them there and I so appreciate this site!
My husband and I share our Facebook page to communicate with our friends and family. Once in awhile I link to a post from my blog. I haven’t been much of a Facebook participant, but I love reading what others are doing!!
Google Docs, Dropbox, Skype and Ning are all things that I use regularly both personally and through my work. I am so glad to have these ways of storing, communicating and sharing!!
It is amazing for me to believe that at this time last year, I was on Facebook and that was all! What an awesome explosion of technology I have experienced this year! Thank you Pippa!!