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Own Personally the task of becoming proficient with today's digital tools

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Take the pledge!

Technology Pledge in PDF - print and hang on your wall!

It's time to get serious about using technology.

It's not about technology and whether we like it or not (or whether we're good at it or not), it's about staying up-to-date and literate in the tools of today's educators.

Through 'Quick Bytes,' we will together explore the digital learning tools that may be useful to you. We'll do it as a group, helping each other along. But the motivation to participate, engage, and try out new ideas is yours.

We need to own personally the task of becoming proficient with today's digital tools.*

We need to stop making excuses about having the time, not enough training, assuming our audience doesn't care, etc. and get serious about trying new technologies in Extension. We need to do this to stay current as individuals and relevant as an organization.

*this phrase borrowed from: http://bigthink.com/ideas/39447

We can do this! Let's do it together!

Take the quiz!

Image.pngWhat kind of Tech User are you? [Pew Internet and American Life Project]

Take the tech user quiz and see what kind of techie it thinks you are--did it match what kind of techie YOU thought you are? Please share in the comments below!

(note: ICT=Information and Communication Technology)

I was a Digital Collaborator, which means I like the blogs and connections and the general communality the internet offers. I thought that was right on the money!!

Recap

  1. Take the pledge!
  2. Take the quiz!
  3. Leave a comment on either (you can comment on the blog, facebook, twitter, google+, etc)
  4. Pat yourself on the back!

4 Comments

neil0047 Author Profile Page said:

Thanks, the quiz was fun. I am a "roving node." Pew says this about it:

If you are a Roving Node, you are an active manager of your social and work lives using your mobile device. You get the most out of basic applications – such as email or texting – and find them great for dealing with the logistics of your life and enhancing personal productivity. You are more of a hub for information flows than a source of digital content. You are heavily reliant on all of your ICTs for communicating and gathering information.

Mary Meyer Author Profile Page said:

Cool! I am still figuring out tech stuff every day, have not got the # on twitter figured out. Thanks for setting this up!

thbrown Author Profile Page said:

Took the quiz and it says I'm a Digital Collaborator. I would say that description fits me as well. I like connecting with others and finding information through technology. I must confess though I am not a big fan of Twitter, but maybe that will change . . . I guess I'd rather know the people I personally connect with through social media.

engel114 Author Profile Page said:

I am a Roving node: an active manager of your social and work lives using your mobile device. You get the most out of basic applications – such as email or texting – and find them great for dealing with the logistics of your life and enhancing personal productivity. You are more of a hub for information flows than a source of digital content. You are heavily reliant on all of your ICTs for communicating and gathering information.
I would say this is accurate. I use technology to organize my life, but don't get any value from social networking.

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