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:
- Digital Classroom: Teaching with Tech (EdWeb via discussion board)
- Google Classroom (Google +)
- Google Apps in Education (Google +)
- Educational Technology Community (Google +)
- Google Apps Educators (Google +)
Here is the evidence of my contributions to these communities:
I have joined but am currently solely lurking not contributing to the following communities:
- Elementary School Teachers (Google +)
- Educators on Google + (Google +)
- Google Play for Education (Google +)
- Technology in Education (Google +)
- Google +
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.