Erika found a good post that she added to our Diigo library that has a nice connection to this week’s reading by Hsu, et al. on Web 2.0 as Cognitive Tools. Essentially she links to a blog post by a teacher who outlines several reasons why he continues to blog, and what I noted in my Diigo comments was how his fourth reason represented an example of how he uses a Web 2.0 technology as a cognitive tool:
provides me with a forum to clarify my thinking about the on-going classroom management and instructional challenges
The phrase ‘clarify my thinking’ really emphasizes this relationship between the cognitive activity and the tool. Thanks Erika for sharing this!