My 25% PD
So this week I managed about 300 minutes of PD time. I like using minutes rather then hours just because it looks like a lot more time. 🙂
Arvind Grover posted this to my original 25% PD and it had me thinking this week:
Jeff, although I never thought of it in the way you describe it, that is exactly how my professional development works. I have been avoiding relaxing by the TV and have been relaxing by reading, reading and reading more blogs and educational technology news all the time. I think the transformation of the web from singular websites, to those connected with all types of social-networking strategies has let our exploration of the web explode.
I can relate! During the night my wife and I sit down to relax, she grabs a book or watches TV, I grad the laptop and read or watch videos or listen to a podcast. I dont remember the last time I watched a TV show. We watch movies together, but other then that the TV doesnt interest me. There is no NCAA basketball or MLB baseball games on here in
All of this added up to a lot of learning, all individualized and all ready waiting for me when Im ready to learn. To tired? Go to bed. Cant sleep? Get up and learn. The information is just waiting to be processed. Im just realized that I havent watch news on the TV for months now; I keep up through my rss feeds of the news channels that interest me.
What does this mean for our students? How can using blogs, wikis, rss feeds, course management systems, and other web applications allow for our students to have this same access to personal individualized information in an educational manner?
This weeks sites:
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Great article on myspace
Chris Harris has a great posting about myspace and other thoughts
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