How Do You Share?

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the ways I receive information from my network and the format of that information.  I’ve noticed it comes in a variety of formats and have thoughts about this variety and why people choose to share the way they do.  I wondered if I have a preference of one way over the other?  Do I like a basic blog post over a video tutorial?  What about a Pinterest board?  Why do people choose to share information the way they do?  After thinking about all of this, I realized I basically get my information from two sources – I read blogs and I read tweets.  However, upon further thought, it’s not really that simple.  When I think about blogs and Twitter, the information shared often looks very different.  Besides a “regular” blog post, below are a few examples of how information has been shared recently:

I’ve shared information personally via blog posts, slideshows, and video tutorials.  For DEN related stuff, we’ve also created infographics, podcasts, and screencasts in addition to blog posts.  Discovery Education recently announced a partnership with Learnist, a Pinterest-like site for creating education/learning boards.  I played around with it a little and created this board about the Discovery Educator Network.  I certainly see potential for this site and plan to explore it a little more.  I don’t think one way of sharing is better than another as long as the content is shared.  However, I’m interested in your thoughts and would love for you to weigh in on the following questions.

  • In what ways do you share information?
  • Do you have a favorite way of sharing what you’ve learned?
  • Have you recently discovered a new way to share information?
  • In what formats do you like to get information? Video, text, audio, etc.

Leave your thoughts and ideas in the comment section. I’d love to learn more about how the community shares what they’ve learned.





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