Here are a few ideas for digitally capturing those potentially awesome tools and ideas in the moment:
- Use the notes app on your phone to create lists for apps, websites, etc. Tech talks, so you should be able to view your lists on multiple devices. Evernote is also an easy tool for creating and sharing lists.
- Find and download the app immediately. You can go back to see what it has to offer. It can always be deleted later.
- Search for and bookmark websites immediately. Create a bookmark folder with a catchy title such as "Remember Me?" to remind you to go back later when the time is right to explore.
There are awesome educators out there gathering, synthesizing, and producing resources to help us integrate technology in meaningful ways. While I used to read books, magazine articles, and attend workshops to learn new strategies every once in awhile, now I learn something new everyday. Social media is my favorite venue for picking up quick tips that I can implement immediately. Those awesome educators I mentioned earlier are posting new blogs, videos, and tools everyday. My final piece of advice... when you come across a person or organization worth following... follow them. Find them on your favorite social media (Facebook, Pinterest, Google+, Twitter, YouTube, etc.) to reap the rewards of their ingenuity.
Here are a few of my favorite follows:
Free Tech for Teachers - Richard Byrne
Cool Cat Teacher - Vikki Davis
Edutech for Teachers