Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008 | Computer Usage, Personal Learning Networks, resources
The people of Africa are known for their hospitality and willingness to share; even when their own provisions are low, they are willing to share what they have with others, even strangers.
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How willing are our teachers to share resources with others – their lesson plans, interesting teaching aids, test questions, class notes, and all the other things that take hours to prepare? Educators often complain about their workload – they can lighten this load by leveraging off material that has already been developed by others.
Please read the very practical and thought-provoking blog posting entitled, Sharing Is a Powerful Tool.
Sharing with teachers in other schools, or other provinces, or other countries, may not always be easy. But this is where technology comes to the rescue.
Valuable teaching resources can be shared with others by sending them off by email. Many teachers make their resources available on websites or on their blogs. At times one simply has to transfer electronic files from one computer to another by means of a data stick.
Sharing becomes much easier when teachers embrace the use of technology.