George Seimans and Michael Welsch’s podcast was very thought provoking. Mind you, these days I think everything is in regards to technology and the learning tools that are out there. Their comments on how to “buy-in” educators to these new tools, were so true. As educators we need the time to explore and “play” around with these new tools to see their benefits. I like the idea that they presented that we should use these tools during pd opportunities.
By taking this course, I am buying in these new tools for learning. I have started using them in the classroom, and seeing the benefits it has. I have also had the support in learning them and know where to turn if I have a question. They were exactly right with this quote ” the affordance of a tool is not realized until its used.” I didn’t realize the possibilities of voice-thread, until I have actually tried it.