EdTech 543: Online Communities


Artifact Introduction:

During our fifth week in our Social Networking class, we were asked to explore online communities by:

  • Find four online (educational-based) communities to join.
  • In order to go from lurker to participant, we needed to contribute content to the community in some way – asking questions, adding resources, etc.
  • Make  10 total contributions in any of form (comment, question, posting a weblink, adding a video or image, etc)

Artifact #1: Slideshow of screenshots of contributions

The majority of the communities I joined were through Google +.I also joined one community on EdWeb. I love that I get little alerts in the right hand corner of my webpage when logged into my e-mail to let me know that there has been action in one of the community blog posts I’m following on Google +. This helps me keep track of my conversations since there are so many communities I am now a part of.

The communities I joined & contributed to this week are:

Here is the evidence of my contributions to these communities:

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I have joined but am currently solely lurking not contributing to the following communities:


Reflection of Learning/Standard Connection:

  • AECT Standard 4.1  Collaborative Practice: – By becoming a contributor in online learning communities I had the opportunity to collaborate with my peers and other subject matter experts to analyze learners, develop and make plans to design instruction, and may be able to evaluate its impact on learners at a later time.

About jasminequezada

I’m extremely lucky to call Boise Idaho, an outdoor haven of a beautiful little city, the place I call home. I teach 4th grade dual language. This means that I teach native English speakers, Spanish, and native Spanish speakers, English, by using both languages to teach the regular 4th grade curriculum to nine year old’s. I also have an extremely creative and inquisitive seven year old son who keeps me playing, laughing, and on my toes all day long, he is my favorite person. My boyfriend’s name is Victor and he is my partner in discovering the outdoors, which is why living in Boise is perfect for us! While I enjoy being outdoors, I also love technology and all of the doors it has opened to humanity to learn, grow, and evolve. This is why I consider it vital for myself as an educator to delve deeper into this technological world so I can continue to serve as a guide for my students, in their discovery of the world.

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