April 11, 2008

I've Fallen Off the Bandwagon

No, not THAT 'bandwagon'! LOL The bandwagon I normally jump on as soon as a new tool, application, website, toy, [you fill in the blank] crosses one of my networks. Be it within the 140 characters of a Tweet or embedded in a much longer post.

Recently http://www.mystudiyo.com/ (and what is it with the spelling of websites these days? First, we've got the ones who are dropping the last vowel - Flickr, Tumblr, etc. And now I'm seeing websites adding a letter to the end. Yeesh!) crossed my browser. Intrigued (as I'm ALWAYS known to be) I clicked, took an amusing, mindless quiz (all the while assuring myself it was for the purpose of evaluating the application's usefullness in an educational setting -- and no, honey, those aren't new shoes...these ol' things? I've had them forever! Yeah, right! LOL). Then more posts and tweets popped up (much like pimples on one's face the day of the Senior prom) regarding that very app. I religiously bookmarked the site into my bulging 'Tools' folder. Guaranteed, within two weeks the discussion of this app will have disappeared from the cybersphere (did I just coin something here?).

We complain that our students don't demonstrate 'stick-to-it-iveness'. I ask myself, 'Do we?'.

P.S. From now on I will take the same approach I take when catalogue shopping. Tear it out (in this case, bookmark it), file it away, revisit it in three months and if I still feel like I can't live without it -- go out and buy it...No regrets.

In the meantime, I'm creating a new folder in my bookmarking application (notice I didn't mention which one -- wouldn't want to add to your 'I MUST CHECK THIS OUT NOW' obsession!) called 'Check It Out --- LATER'.


EDin08 said...

Hi Ed Tech Diva,

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ED In '08 Blogger Summit


Strong American Schools is excited to announce the ED in '08 Blogger Summit. Conference details are as follows:

May 14th - 15th
Palomar Hotel, Washington DC
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