As you will notice in this video, there are some facts that our revisited. However this video is shorter than Did You Know 2.0. As I watch this video, I can relate some of these facts to myself.
- I have been with my current employer for less than 1 year.
- The longest I’ve been with a single school organization is 4 years and I’ve been in education for 11 years.
- I don’t have a MySpace account, however I do have a Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, and Delicious accounts.
- I’m a heavy Google user!
What’s missing from this video is the educational impact this information implies. I don’t believe as educators we need to be ahead of the information explosion (besides, I don’t think its possible). Instead of jumping on the educational technology bandwagon, buying the latest and greatest devices and bringing them into the classroom, we need to keep it simple! I encourage you to pick only the tools that would make you better at the things you already do. I started my educational tech journey with Delicious, a social bookmarking program. I love it because it’s so simple and easy to use, and now I can’t hardly function without it.
So what about you? What are you going to start with? It can be Google Docs or Google Calendar. It can be Facebook, a wiki, or blog. But whatever you decide, remember to keep it simple! Pick one thing, stick with it, and use it.