I found Jennifer’s blog because she started following me on Twitter. I’ve been using Twitter for a while but mostly to follow people I’ve had contact with on or off line. I’ve started to see how it can become more useful today. It’s partly because I now use Twitterific so it sits on my desktop the whole time and takes no effort to update/ read updates. Now some of the stuff is undoubtedly trivia but I’ve started to think there’s nothing wrong with that. It’s just like a quick chat with someone from another department you vaguely know that you might have in the lift. It makes the day more friendly, helps you feel rooted. Now that’s important stuff in this online world! Anyway, by looking at who she follows on Twitter I found lots of other interesting edtech people and expanded my network. Then I looked at their blogs and found some really good stuff 🙂 So that’s my feed reader full, again!
One of the most interesting things Jennifer had to say, (apart from the fact that Twitter got her a job!) was this:
What if we could increase the size of The Network ten fold. There are about 100 or so active ed techies in the network putting in more than a full days work of discovery every day. Thats certainly not enough people to stimulate change in educating our children or our workforce.What if, instead of discovering new tools, for one day we discover ten more people to add to the network. Do we really need a hundred social networking tools? Would we be better off with a hundred new techie teachers?
Answers on a postcard 🙂
If anyone wants to add me on Twitter I’m lindiop – don’t be shy 🙂