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EC&I 831 weekly reflections, Posts September 2013

If you give Amanda time to explore on the internet… @amanda_hassen#eci831

This weekend I sat down to catch up on a few Tweets from my #eci831 classmates as well read a few of their blog posts. Next thing I knew, two hours had passed and I had a fantastic recipe for supper.

It is what I call “If you give a mouse a cookie” syndrome.  You see, I have come to realize that I am very much the mouse in Laura Numeroff’s book “If you give a mouse a cookie”.

Often, I sit down with a purpose and plan in mind.  I will start by reading an article or a blog.  When it is a good article or post, I start wondering what else I can find out about the subject at hand.  Then, because I think that the information is so interesting or applicable, I email or tweet it to my co-workers, classmates or friends so that they too can enjoy this information.  If there are any links to click on that will lead me to a video, you can be sure I have jumped on that train too.

Oh how the internet can lead me to many places.  By the time I am through with my online workout, I have joined new communities, signed up to follow new Twitters or Bloggers and shared my thoughts for the day.  Once I start sharing my thoughts, I start wondering who has tweeted or posted something new that I better read about…and the cycle starts again!

Am I the only who gets lost in the cycle of the never ending access to information?  If you are like Laura Numeroff’s little mouse, I would love to hear your story!

If you haven’t had a chance to read one of Laura Numeroff’s fabulous books, check out this YouTube video below.


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About amandahassen

I have been working in the field of Education for the last 11 years. I am presently working as a Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment (CIA) consultant. I am enjoying the research and the collaboration that this jobs entails.

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6 thoughts on “If you give Amanda time to explore on the internet… @amanda_hassen#eci831

  1. I’m the worst for getting distracted on the Internet, but that’s also how I run into some fantastic articles or ideas!

    You Tube is a killer. It always seems to know exactly what I want to watch next and then it never ends!

    Thanks for your post.

    Gillian

    Posted by gillianowlan | September 30, 2013, 6:32 pm
  2. I can relate to this post! This happens to me all of the time. I end up in places I didn’t think I would. Last week I participated in my first Twitter chat. I didn’t mean to…it just happened! Thank you for sharing this! Squirrel!

    Posted by Shannon | September 30, 2013, 8:03 pm
  3. Hi, Amanda, I really liked your post about starting somewhere and then it leads to something else and then something else and so on. I’m not sure I’ve connected with communities yet, but I do get lost in the journey. Thanks for the post.

    Posted by gredey3w2 | October 1, 2013, 2:59 am
  4. Hi Amanda, I too can relate to your post. There are many instances where I have ended up on webpages completely unrelated to my original search. Sometimes those finds have been really useful for other projects I was working on at the time. YouTube is definitely the worst!

    Posted by Dean Benko (@DeanBenko) | October 12, 2013, 9:55 pm

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