The Tech-centricity of Me.
What is it with me?
Often I find myself reflecting on my actions and thoughts and wondering why did I think/say/do that? My latest episode, or moment of clarity, was when I was on Twitter. I looked at my “Followers” and “Following” numbers and noticed they were almost the same. “Good”, I thought. “Balance,,,,ahhh…not too lopsided either way…just the way I like it”.
I`d like to say that the balance was coincidental, but quite honestly, I prefer it that way. I`ve deleted Twitter members that I no longer have interest in and I have blocked followers who are, quite obviously, “bots” or people who I simply do not know and who could possibly no way add to, or enhance, my Professional Learning Network. Just to keep the balance.
I have many eccentricities but I think this is my first technology one. I do like balance. I like to see things even out. I believe in Karma and the Taoist concept of yin yang. In western terms I believe in even stevens. And yes, I`m amazed too, my faith has now crept into my cyber-life.
Have you established any tech eccentricities, superstitions and habits that you are aware of? If so please share! I`d love to know that I am not alone.
The Power of Twitter and Establishing My Professional Learning Network
This time last year, I would NOT have read these in the past 24 hours –
A great blog post by Sean about integrating tech.
An internet safety guide for parents of G5 children written by a teacher in Vietnam.
Another article about online safety from Mashable
A piece on why Google may have left China.
If it was a year ago, I would not have been able to quickly and conveniently invite a lot of teachers in the Kanto area to attend the Gr. 5 Tokyo International School Exhibition this Thursday evening. I also wouldn’t have been able to receive prompt feedback from Jean.
I would not have been able to check in with Kim and ask how her presentation went today.
I wouldn`t have known about the WeAreWhatWeDo NPO and I also wouldn`t have known about PYPThreads and be able to catch up on the latest blog posts and forum discussions.
I wouldn`t have known what was going on in schools in India, Australia, Yokohama, Tokyo…….today.
I wouldn`t have found some of the most thought-provoking visuals I`ve seen created by a teacher on the net.
All in the last 24 hours.
My PLN has inspired me this year and for all those I am “following” out there, I want to say a big thank you for re-energizing this teacher. At a time when I needed a boost, you came along.
My Twitter – my new mate who knows stuff.