Who are you, and what do you like to learn about? (academically, professionally, and/or personally)

I am a senior at Wheelock studying special education alongside math/science. I like to learn about how I can improve my teaching.

What hardware do you use to learn? (Eg. smart phone, tablet, laptop, desktop)

I have a MacBook laptop that I use. I also use my iPhone 5. These are the two main sources that I use to find information.

What software do you use to learn? (Eg. search engines, mobile apps, social networks, eBooks, digital libraries, wikis, blogs, videos, podcasts)

I typically use google, the data bases under the library’s website, online newspapers like the NY Times. I also use Pinterest, YouTube, and Twitter to find out more about specific things such as teaching tools/tricks or even different ways of doing my hair. One app that helps me keep track of assignments and my schedule is my study life. I can log onto this from my phone or computer and it is free!

What digital tools do you wish you had access to for learning? (Eg. any graphic organizers, mind-mapping tools, resource management tools, progress tracking tools, design tools, etc.) Why?

I wish I had more tools that allowed me to reach out and contact others in my field that are not from Wheelock. This could be other students, professionals, or establishments that contribute to my interests.

What might your ideal Personal Learning Environment (PLE) look like?

My ideal personal learning environment would be somewhere comfortable to sit, read, and write. It would have to be quiet with plenty of tools for organizing and writing important things down that I want to record/remember.

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