From the last blog, I think it is plain that I was a little disspirited in the face of the learning curve. I have since gone off and had a stern talking to myself. Suitably refreshed and abashed, I have dug out the mountaineering kit and have decided to assault the north face of said learning curve and just get on with it… with new, improved attitude. Can. Will. Have brain. Will use!
So, recommenced the social network search to see what is out there and have reviewed and joined flickr and started using pinterest not just for a laugh but for educational inspiration. But on that, can I please recommend the humour board – keep going for half an hour and you are guaranteed a laugh … until you cry, especially if you hit the ‘engagement photos’ one. Oh lordy.
I tweeted this http://www.edudemic.com/2013/07/the-7-skills-students-must-have-for-the-future/ link on the 7 skills that students will need for the future from edudemic. So interesting and a little daunting for educators. That question I asked is still in my mind – if I say I am a teacher then I need to be more informed, aware, proficient, open minded and accomplished than the students, don’t I? Better get on it then, or keep on it!
As a teacher librarian or information literacy/ resource specialist in a library there are some interesting challenges laid down in that list. Think #6 Accessing and analysing information is a key one, # 2 Collaboration across networks and leading by influence. Tony Wagner is a great person to listen to. I will endeavour to find out more!
On flickr – not sure what that will lead to if anything but at least I now know what it is! Amazing stuff.