This week’s Action Items were awesome. I have to admit though, by the end of the series I felt like a total amateur. I’m not sure I even have the creativity in me to produce stories of the caliber of those I watched this week. That is not to say, though, that I won’t try – hopefully with practice, I’ll be able to improve.
I started this semester with skepticism toward the use of social networking in education, or in any “meaningful” endeavor for that matter. I saw social networking as something that kids played around with, and adults wasted time with. I had never been exposed to any other use of social networking. I took this class because I wanted to see if there was anything more to social networking. I have come to understand that there are, in fact, ways to use social networking in extraordinarily meaningful ways.
When my Daughter, who is 17, sees the ways in which I use social networking tools this class, it seems to confuse her in some way. Her expression seems to say: why are you adulterating my toys? In my meme, I wanted to express both the quizzical expression of my Daughter, and my new-found understanding of web2.0 tools – They are not just for kids!