I should know better than to turn the computer on before I'm ready to walk out the door in the morning... I logged on to twitter to see what everyone was doing this morning at NECC and noticed an interesting blog post by Wes Fryer at Moving at the Speed of Creativity.
It got me thinking about professional development and how it is changing and NEEDS to change. My own professional development has become 100% web-based. I don't mean signing up for a webinar, although, nothing is wrong with that...but instead, developing my own online presence and connecting with people around the globe who point me in the direction of new tools.
How do you get started today?
1. Read blogs
2. Comment on blogs so people know who you are and what you're interested in
3. Join twitter and follow people who know what you want to know
4. Join a ning like Setting the Standard, Classroom 2.0, or Flat Classroom
As Wes Fryer says: If you're going to swim...you have to get WET!