Wednesday, August 8, 2012

My Digital Backpack

We've had quite a bit of conversation lately on our Summer Institute discussion about learning Web 2.0 Tools and changing technologies.  The topic got me thinking about my digital backpack and how I navigate through the many tools inside.
Change is constant and I have learned to count on this each and every day, like it or not. There are good tools and there are "distracting" tools and the more I investigate the more I learn the difference between the two types of tools for my needs. This will be different for everyone and that's why it's important to offer a "backpack" of tools instead of just a handful.
Sometimes a tool I really like and used well get's lost and I'm forced to find a replacement. This isn't easy and I get frustrated, but moving forward is necessary.   My backpack (or toolbox) is in a constant state of flux.

A few days ago a member of EdTechTeacher posted, Back to School App-Pack article on his blog.  I loved the graphic and wanted to share it with all of you.

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  1. Really great stuff in the blog. I used this one and some of the Alan November blog ideas. This is part of my first week's assignment.

    here's the link on the wiki

    1. Duane,
      When the kids finish this research let's be sure to share their with all teachers and kids. Nice twist.

      On a side note, the image was made on the iPad using PhotoshopTouch and was then uploaded to Thinglink to create the hotspots.

    2. Your are right, there are too many distracting tools and actually i always confuse the distracting one with the good ones. Thanks for the post. By the way, the image is looking great. thanks again!