"World at your Fingertips"
It is very interesting the wealth of knowledge I gained through others just by following their blogs. I was able to watch relevant videos and read about practical applications. I am currently very interested in educational video games, virtual reality, 21st Century skills, and any other educational tips I can pass on to the pre-service educators who I teach. Many of the blogs I follow address these topics of interest.
Some of my favorite blogs included using classroom simulations to teach pre-service educators, unwritten rules, and Alfie Kohn and The Office. I am beginning to realize that blogs have so much more to offer than what I had ever anticipated. I am beginning to see just how much education can be changed and instruction enhanced through the use of technology. A recent article from The New York Times illustrates the potential that technology, specifically educational video games, have in motivating reluctant learners to want to learn.
I am amazed at the variety of resources I have found through blogs. It has definitely changed my perspective. Are blogs helping you put the world at your fingertips?