This is the scene of every great comic book movie... where our caped hero is overcome and it's only through the contributions of passersby that they can accomplish their standing o-worthy feat.
It's time to help curate, coral, tame, and tag the "must read"blogs, the "must follow" tweeters, and the all of those other great people you've discovered online who have affected your practice through what they write and how they think about the world.
In a minute, I'm going to suggest you join me in contributing to Jennifer's (aka Library Girl) GoogleDoc form to indicate the educational blogs and tweeters that top your lists. I've completed the form and I've also shared my responses below.
Jennifer LaGarde of The Adventures of Library Girl blog is hoping to support our professional learning network by crowd sourcing those blogs and tweeters who we consider the best of the best, then sharing the results through a sort of digital "start here" of go-to resources for library, technology, and information specialists.
By helping her out you will make the world a better place in the following ways:
- You will be sharing resources that impact your instructional practice that will, without a doubt, impact the instructional practices of other like-minded individuals.
- You will be supporting those hard-working bloggers and tweeters whose professional strides and shared resources so easily transfer from their hands to yours.
- You will be contributing to a collaborative effort that serve as a rich resource for newly appointed teacher librarians and tech educators as well as all those with years of experience who continue to seek professional growth.
@JenniferLaGarde is awesome and I would pretty much do anything to help her out. She's also hands-down my favorite person in the whole world whom I have yet to meet. What she does and who she is online alone speaks volumes for the ways she cares for our profession and for supporting us through social networks and resource mining. I have yet to meet her in person, but that hasn't stopped us from rapidly connecting through Twitter, the TL Virtual Cafe, and a mutual love for math and video games.
Okay... enough of the mushy gushy.
Read her "PLN Starter Kit: An Exercise in Crowd Sourced Learning" post on Adventures of Library Girl and complete the Google Form and the end of the post with whatever links you feel comfortable sharing.
Here are the links I promoted. Thanks (in advance) for making the world a better place!
Classroom Teacher Blog
Other (Education) Blog
Other (Just for Fun!) Blog
Twitter Teacher Librarian
Twitter Classroom Teacher
Twitter Other (Education Related)