Reading through Chapter 1 and 2 of Jeff Utecht’s “Reach” many things stood out to me. One I would like to talk about further was the role of self promotion as a means of starting connectivity. Week one is clearly an introductory week and I thought it might be nice if anyone/everyone wanted to participate in this activity with me?
Predicated on the idea that the internet is only as strong as a the communities which serve it – lets begin with some educational speed dating to strengthen the ties that bind.
Answer the statements below in a comment to this post. I have done so to get the ball rolling.
This is who I am – I am an art teacher who is wondering where the “sweet spot” is between the hammer and the Ipad? If the pendulum swings too far will my students never hammer a nail, and or screw a screw?
This is what I do – I find the best ways to work within a system – dipping my toes outside every once in a while. I like working within a system and pushing it to the boundaries, but I also like connecting different things together in the way I teach. My day does involve teaching Painting and Drawing in one period and then 7th Grade PE in another.
This is what I am interested in – I am really interested in how we temper our interaction with technology and how we deal with workflow. I find myself totally overwhelmed with occupations; soon to be father, husband, child, teacher, artist, athlete, tweeter?
This is what I am trying to learn – that I have something to say that others might want to hear and how to escape or manage falling down the rabbit hole of 18 tabs open on Chrome.
I can’t wait to strengthen this corner of the inter ‘net’ with our thoughts on these questions posed on page 32 of “Reach”.