This week's journal prompt asked me about what tools I'm finding most beneficial to my learning community. By tool, I'm assuming they mean what platform.
I would have to say that right now, I'm finding Google+ the most beneficial. At the very least, it's being the most communicative. I feel a bit like I have to be a little spammy to get a response, and I'm not entirely comfortable with that. Google+ won't allow for sending one post to multiple communities, so I have to make a public post and then share it with the communities I think the post would apply to. I may be irritating those in multiple shared communities.
Depending on what communities respond, I may just start sharing with those communities in particular. Right now, it looks like the winner is +EdTechTeam's community.
I've purposely asked specific questions on Twitter with PLN hashtags and gotten no direct response. I've had a lot of people add me to their lists, but no actual responses to the questions I posed.
This is in anthesis to what I've read and been told about Twitter. I wonder if it has something to do with the end of the school year. Maybe Google+ is taking over as the educator's preferred way to interact with groups of like-minded educators?
The prompt also asked me about Open Education Resources (OERs) that I have found. As part of my requirements for the NEA Foundation grant I received, I had to sign up for their OER site, Curriki, and contribute. In using the search term "open education resources", I found the OER Commons site.