With our busy lives, it seems like there is just never enough time. Sometimes we can barely cover the basics, never mind find time to spend online. Balance is such an important thing that a lot of people struggle with – but with some balance, things don’t always seem so overwhelming.
Over this last year, where I have slowly built up my connections and have gone back and forth feeling guilty, feeling connected, feeling overwhelmed, I have come to learn the value of 10 minutes here and there and using that time to go online (on Twitter, Facebook, Blogs). When I find something that interests me, I use twitter to share my learning (and to “bookmark” the link so I can find it again). I use the #connectPQP hashtag to narrow my shared learning – if you go to twitter and search #connectPQP you will see the things I have shared in my journey to connect.
Mindshift is one site that I can always find articles and resources that impact my learning. Because I use Social Media (Facebook and Twitter), I have “liked” the Mindshift pages so I get reminders and see posts when a new article has been shared.
Edutopia is another site that I follow on Facebook, that I often find myself connecting with – I don’t actually usually make it to the site, but through Facebook and Twitter, I often find myself reading articles and sharing them with others.
Another one of my favourites is TED Talks: Ideas Worth Spreading TED – Technology, Entertainment and Design) is a nonprofit global community devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less) – I also follow TED-Ed on Facebook which is more education based. One of my favourite Ted Talks is Rita Pierson: Every Kid Needs a Champion . There are Ted Talks for almost anything you are interested in
What sites do you find yourself going to? Where do you go when you are looking for ideas? I’d love you to share …