This week, I had the opportunity to spend time on and learn through Youtube and twitter. I spent time playing on Youtube, watching videos and building playlists about topics suggested and some I was interested in. I also spent time on twitter, searching hashtags and participating in twitter chats. For several years, I have enjoyed Cybraryman's resources and I enjoyed visiting it again this week to see what he had added since the last time I was there. While the focus of our assignment was hashtags, I have always found his ever growing edchat schedule to be incredibly helpful. Some nights I want to learn and this list allows me the opportunity to find learning that's right for me.
While I have had youtube for quite some time, I have never spent a lot of time building playlists around specific topics. While several lists I created where things my professor asked me to search for, i also made several lists for myself. The following are the lists I made and the link to them:
1. Libraries and Makerspaces
2. Videos that speak to the use of web 2.0 tools for learning
3. Videos on using Wikispaces
4. Videos on using Twitter and Twitter tools
I also have a 5th playlist that I created a while back that I wanted to include, since I created all of videos I made. It is called
5. Macbook Lessons.
The Macbook playlist features videos that I created for a facebook page I once made. I had a district full of teachers with new macbooks and felt like facebook was the best avenue to reach the group I wanted to reach. However, I also created a wiki with many other macbook lessons and ideas that might be of interest, even though its fairly dated.
While none of these tools are particularly new to me, I did enjoy looking through them again and remembering some pretty cool features available. For instance, I can share a playlist. As a teacher, this feature may be particularly helpful when building resources for a class. Also, I forgot that I can collaborate on a playlist with others. So,if I am trying to find the best videos about a subject, I can invite a group to create the playlist and then we can pour ourselves into one list together and not duplicate our efforts with the final product. As a matter of fact, I just suggested to my group that we should build our current project playlist as a collaborative group in our class, so hopefully, I can share that playlist here at the end of the week.
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