Ko & Rossen, Chapter 14: Taking Advantage of New Opportunities, the main ideas I got from this chapter are:
It is a fact we live in a technological society and the evolution of technology is done by continue and really huge steps, so we have to understand that we need to learn during all our lives, our students and us are long life learners without exceptions. We need always to take adventage of new opportunities, like the tittle said, and so far networking is a ideal place to find these new opportunities and adventages .... are you ready ????!!! Let's do networking!!
Dean Shareski, Sharing: The Moral Imperative
I enjoyed a lot this video and some of the experiences showed are really good practices of sharing!!
I agree with them about the tendence of the teachers to share and even about the affirmation: "Sharing has always been part of the teacher’s job". I think that if we share we can build better knowledge for our students and better experiences for them, sharing everybody is gaining!!
Gardner Campbell, A Personal Cyberstructure
Good point the one Gardner show in this article that let us reflect about the power of building our personal cyberstructure to learn and share, to learn and create too. Gardner says that onliy if what the professor truly wants is for students to discover and craft their own desires and dreams, a personal cyberinfrastructure provides the opportunity, they have to build it on their own with tools and help but discovering by themselves and creating by themselves... They have to guided but not in every single thing....
Alec Couros, Teaching and Learning in a Networked World (2010)
In the field of career guidance in order to get a job, it is noticed the great importance of using the Web 2.0 not to look for the job, but to make the jobs can find you... In this case this teacher is telling and showing us that Web 2.0 in education is similar, because you can use it to make your personal learning environment and also to let the courses and grades that you want to take, the knowledge that you need to reach is and are brought to you throw your networks and Internet in general.
And I was trying to read the article: Martin Weller on The Virtues of Blogging as a Scholarly Activity (2012) the link in the page of Pedagogy First is wrong but I googled it and I find this: http://chronicle.com/article/The-Virtues-of-Blogging-as/131666/
I think that use the blog in the classroom or as a professional tool to divulgate our work, our articles, our experiments, results and express our opinions about different topics is a really powerful tool which is able to open us so many doors but also it can be very hard. To maintain the blog and to create quality post is not easy, it is also difficult to differenciate between the famous post and the quality ones in a easy way sometimes, but I have no doubts that blogs are really good resources to work in class and beyond the classroom.