Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Another example of a PLN at work! Can you help?

I wasn't planning to blog tonight, but thanks to Sarah Hill I learned something that I didn't know about Google Docs. Furthermore, because I've been playing around with Jing I can show it to you. In the picture to your left, you can see a corner of the Google Docs page and you will see under 'new' the word "Form." If you click on it, it allows you to create a questionnaire that you can post in a blog or onto a wiki (and probably other stuff that I don't know about yet); you can even e-mail it. I was just amazed and immediately began to think of possible applications this tool could have in my practice, but I'm really not so sure how it will work. So in the interests of my own learning and because I am a man and refuse to look for directions (yet) I am asking you to participate in helping me understand this google feature. Simply click on the where are you from Google Form and answer the two questions attached. Then submit your answers.

While you are at it you might want to visit Sarah's blog and complete her Google Form. You see if you participate in this little experiment you become a part of my personal learning network (PLN) and if you visit Sarah's site WE have become cogs in her PLN. This is the power of social networking; we can learn from one another and we can help each other when we are need. If you need more convincing, you haven't been paying attention!

4 comments:

antioppressive said...

I love the way you're practicing social networking!

I've been following your blog and I can see how much more comfortable you're getting with blogging. I'm going to have to see if my own blogging is improving, too.

Sarah said...

The power of social networking continues to amaze me! I find it so motivating to make connections with people online, people who I have never met face to face, and grow as a professional from the experiences we have shared. It is also extremely rewarding to learn that the risks I am taking and the experiences I am having are inspiring other people to try some of the same things that I am trying. What a powerful experience for all!

SKing said...

For the curious, after a day I had people from four countries comment on my blog. Luxembourg, Ireland, the United States, and Canada.

Thanks for supporting my learning!

The important thing is not to stop questioning said...

Hi Stephen,
I see you're adapting well to this social networking thing, way to go! Thanks for sharing the info about google docs, another tool to use!
Cheryl