Friday, June 4, 2010
Post 1. Getting started!
I'm so excited to know that all these "internet tools" can be used in the learning environment. I often think of how the internet has changed our lives, of how a transformation has happened and everything has evolved to become what is today... I still remember when ICQ began to hit computers around 1998 for instant messaging and file sharing... months later everybody started getting email accounts, hotmail was amongst the most popular... then Napster and music files downloads... MSN messenger became very popular years later... metroflog.com and blogspot became the rule around 2004... Youtube appeared in the scene in 2005, and its content surpasses now the total content of the web!! Then it was the time for Hi5 and myspace... facebook transformed the way we communicate with friends and lately twitter and its messages... I'm glad that besides entertainment all these trends in the internet can be used now as teaching tools and promote learning within our students... I personally started my first blog around 5 years ago: http://rodrigocruz.blogspot.com but the lack of time and the increased use of other social network sites made me stop using it... but here we are... blogging!!! Never imagined it! The following video explains the importance of teaching technology in schools.