I was afraid to join #IMMOOC. I wasn't sure what to expect. I didn't know anyone that was joining. What if I failed? There were so many unknowns that now seem a little silly to me but 6 weeks ago they were real.
I am so glad I joined and participated. This week's challenge to give a shout out to other bloggers has been my favorite week. It's just awesome.
Here are a few of my takeaways.
I reread the book, Innovator's Mindset by George Couros. It surprised me how much more I got out of the book the second time. I discovered #BookSnaps after I had read Innovator's Mindset so this time I created #BookSnaps as I read. (In my opinion, #BookSnaps are the only way to read education books these days. :D) . Here are my collection of #IMMOOC #BookSnaps. (Anyone is welcome to add their #BookSnaps to the padlet.)
I've blogged more often than I ever have. It's amazing how much learning happens when I take the time to blog. Not only have I grown through my own blogging but I am also reading blog posts by other professionals. We all have an interesting journey and there is great value in reading what others are thinking and doing.
I've almost doubled the amount of people I follow on Twitter. Someone at the beginning of the MOOC suggested to follow as many people on Twitter as you come across. That was a great suggestion. Now my Twitter feed is filled with innovative blogs and ideas.
The #IMMOOC chats on Thursdays were massive. It actually taught me how to manage my time better and how to organize myself for #edchats. I learned to really enjoyed the frenzied tweets each week.
Lastly, I learned that "the 'relentless relentlessness' will serve our students well and empower educators as learners. If we ever stop learning, we might as well stop teaching." -G. Couros.
So, I will continue my journey and keep checking up on what my #IMMOOC friends are up to. It's been a fantastic experience. Thanks everyone!