Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Evernote: A Personal and Professional Social Media Tool

OK, I admit it - I love Evernote! It is truly one of my favorite cloud-based social media tools. Personally, I have found Evernote features greatly assist me in becoming more organized. Everything is easily accessible via any mobile device and it's possible to upload a wide variety of media and file types, i.e. audio recordings, video clips, websites, pdf's, etc. I recently attended a conference and took all my session notes in Evernote then forwarded them to colleagues as appropriate. Professionally and for research it's useful for aggregating artifacts anytime, anyplace. Even small companies find the features useful for management and organization. Here's a good example:

What do you think?

Friday, August 26, 2011

Social Media for Reflective Practice

I am a firm believer in the value of reflective practice in learning. The opportunity to take time and think about individual learning at various stages increases increases personlization - and when you personalize learning you internalize and retain. Social media tools provide a variety of venues for this reflective practice. Blogs can be used as a personal journal to record stages of learning or projects. Wikis can also be used in this way, but would work better as a group opportunity to reflect on a project or assignment. Twitter can be used for more brief recording of thoughts and ideas. Facebook is great for group sharing and inclusion of a variety of media. Blogs and wikis are also very useful to encourage and enhance writing skills. A great resource for sharing and reflecting ideas is included with this link. Technology Tools for Reflection - Reflection for Learning

Whatever tool you use take time to reflect about your learning and it will be much more meaningful!

Just a few thoughts,


Thursday, August 25, 2011

Young Steve Jobs Introduces First MacIntosh

In case you haven't heard, the World of Apple changed yesterday with Steve Jobs' resignation....this video is a classic as he introduces the first MacIntosh in 1984

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Google+: 10 things it does better


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The iPad: A Student’s New Computer? | iPad.AppStorm

Are you ready for the iPad Revolution?

What do you think?