This comment left by Anne Blocker, Director of the National Learning Laboratory is a great example of what’s great about Weblogs. Considering it was the absolute first thing I read online in 2005, it hopefully augers a great blog year upcoming.
Her comment has left me thinking a great deal about how technology offers different value to different learners. I’m such a visual learner that perhaps the iPod may not be a tool I use often. But for Anne, obviously, the iPod plays a very important role in how she learns. And as an instructional technology supervisor, I appreciate the reminder. Her process is such an eye-opener to me, and it’s got me looking for a way to replicate it in Windows. WireTap Pro looks like an amazing program, but because it’s MAC only, it’s one I can’t use, and neither can my students. I’m also thinking about her statement that “slow students need everything faster.” There is obviously a lot I have to learn.
It’s interactions like these that make me such a blogvangelist. Like Anne, I can’t imagine my life without the constant learning opportunities that these tools offer.
Here’s to a great year!