It is amazing how much new material is out there, every single day. I usually read 10-12 Scoop.it! articles and then Scoop a few of them that I will read more closely later. I just bought my first IPad on Friday, so I added a few new search words to my list. What usually happens is that I open up a new article that Scoop.it! found, then I think, "wow, what a great idea" and then I go off searching for related material. Or I download an app that looks interesting. I sometimes forget that I am doing my Scoop.it! pages and I find myself looking at the new app and thinking of ways to use it in my classroom. Then I open up a few documents to jot some notes down, then I think of a few new things I can add to my syllabi for the upcoming Fall quarter at the university. Then this morning I was looking at a few very expensive conferences and trying to figure out if I want to spend a ton of money going. An email popped up and it was from my friend Anne Kingsley. It turns out that she is co-organizing a THATCamp in Berkeley Oct. 5 and 6th. I was pretty excited so I signed up for it right away.
I looked up from my computer and realized that it was now 11:30 am. I had been sitting at my computer, and had fallen in so deeply into all of this information that 2 1/2 hours had gone by. The internet can be a great place to look for information, but it is also a great place to get caught under the avalanche of material.