“I will be a producer, not a consumer”: Exploring Tools that Can Help

As we enter into the next phases of our learning, be thinking about some concrete goals you can set for yourself as a content producer.
I don’t want to get to the end of this course and look back on the expereince and think this was "just another class" where I read a lot of research, answered a few discussion questions, watched some videos, played with a few tools, and...
I want to get to the end and be proud of the fact that I’ve:
  • created things that mattered to myself and others
  • inspired others to better themselves
  • added to conversations instead of watching others talk
  • made the world a better place in one way or another.
As you explore the wonderful array of tools and platforms to share your voice and ideas with the world, take some time to imagine the possibilites these will have for your students and collegues.
The following wikis:
  1. Cools Tools for School
  2. Find the Right Tool Wiki
  3. Web 2.0 For Schools Wikispaces
These are great places to start! Feel free to exlore as many resources as you like or dive deep into a platform you have been wanting to explore.
I ask that you contribute your reflections of the tools you explore on our Digital Tools Matrix, so as others make their journey from consumer to producer, you can know that you have helped guide them.
Consider the following as you test out what tools work best for you:
  • What did you love?
  • What were the challenges?
  • How would you use this tool?
  • Who would you recommend it for?
  • Are there drawbacks?
Have a wonderful time!