In the past year I have been exploring and experimenting with Web 2.0 through trial and error. When I realized the great potential it holds, I began “advocating” to colleagues at work and to the teachers I work with about the uses of Web 2.0. Most of them seem to look at me (thinking silently “this woman has no life”) and then start with justifications for not trying any of the tools:
- I have no time
- my internet is so slow
- not enough broadband
- the server at school keeps collapsing
- I don’t know how to
- this is so confusing
- I’m no good at that
- Where do you find time?
Though infrastructure and poor broadband is a common and pertinent factor for the lack of use of the internet, I still maintain that if you are able to log on to the internet and receive and send your emails regularly you should explore and utilize what Web 2.0 has to offer.
for YOU – your own personal and professional development
Some of the advantages:
- Expand the network of experts (get out of the staff room / office)
- Access to pick the brain of unlimited number of people
- Share and collaborate with people all over the world
- Find like-minded that are completely strangers but yet fascinating people
- Learn, explore and discover!
Find ONE application that you may find interesting and start exploring….
If life gives you lemons, skip the lemonade, add some ingredients and a bit more effort and enjoy a lemon meringue with family and friends.
The World is changing- the Internet is at your finger tips- make use of it!!
(while your at it – the cake it is – dont foreget to invite me – I love cakes)
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