The question of purpose and title
In our community group we are getting experienced with the presentation tool named Padlet. I find this it to be really easy to get started with. You just click at a plus-sign in the lower right, make another click anywhere on the screen, and then you compose your message. You can include links to other material and you can add images as well. But to create something that is meaningful and pleasant for reader is another story. And challenging! It takes time and effort to create something that both negotiate its purpose (whatever this is), and still manages to be attractive and reader-friendly for the expected viewer (whoever he/she is). You need to be skilled to be able to produce something worth viewing and reading.
Then there are other tools, such as digital games, quizzes, cards, map stories and similar, just waiting to be tried out. Thing is that you need practice to get skilled. Practice takes time. Practice takes effort… What if there was a blog going through all these kinds of tools one by one in an online teaching and learning environment? What if this blog involved both instructions on how it is and how it works, and how well it worked for a certain purpose in class?
This blog is about my reflections on how I progress in online networked learning. I am beginning to learn how to share my thoughts through this blog. I am getting more skilled on how to do this. That is a great progress! But why am I learning about how to make a blog? For what purpose should I use it in my role as a teacher? Let’s say that I start a weekly blog. To whom should it be adressed and what kind of information should I put there? What kind of information, thoughts, reflection do I wish to share? And who would be interested?
I may just have found the answer to that. What if I make a blog where I release my experience of a new digital tool on each new post? Is this a good idea? And if so, what should I call this blog?
- Online digital tools in higher education?
- Teaching online using cool digital tools
- Online teaching tools -how good are they?
- Digital tools for teaching and learning
- Digital tools -pros and cons
- All you need to know about digital teaching tools
- Digital tools for teaching – which ones to use and which ones to avoid!
- Teachers guide to online digital tools
Puh, composing a title is not an easy task. Please help me to find the best title for my new blog! Any comment, any suggestion would be a great help!