The technology available for teachers and students is vast and overwhelming. I have found some ways to make efficient use of it, and it is transforming the way I teach and the way I interact with students.

If you are interested in learning more, I would recommend that you do the following

- Subscribe to this blog (www.MrHonner.com) by entering your email in the
**Subcribe**box at the right (or on the homepage) - Create a Twitter account and follow me @MrHonner
**Like**my Facebook page (MrHonner)

This will keep you informed about what **I’m** doing, but more importantly, as you see more and more of what I’m doing, you’ll naturally discover what **others** are doing and connect to them yourself.

Here is a brief overview of how technology is transforming the way I teach and learn.

Maintaining a blog has dramatically changed me as a teacher. I am now constantly on the lookout for mathematical images, mathematical resources, and mathematical challenges that might be of interest to me, my students, or anyone of a mathematical mind.

The material I have produced on my blog has influenced **classroom discussions**, **problem-solving**, **mathematical research**, and much, much more. There are many sites that offer free hosting for blogs, including WordPress, Blogger, and Tumblr.

There is a robust mathematics **blogging community **that is easy to plug into. There are numerous teachers, professors, mathematicians, and organizations providing great resources on their sites. A simple place to start is www.mathblogging.org, a service that aggregates the hundreds of math and math education blogs.

I have also begun to experiment with **student blogs**. I now have students use blogs to unify and present **group projects**. This way, students from other classes, other grades, even other schools can see what we are doing and becoming part of the conversation. And I am experimenting with student-run **class blogs** whose purpose is to get students writing while they narrate the content and experience of our classes.

Twitter is a simple, flexible, and customizable **social networking **tool where you subscribe to various **feeds** put out by other users. The result is essentially a constantly updating **news wire**, like a ticker tape, that consists entirely of sources you have chosen.

I use Twitter (as @MrHonner) to follow other math teachers from all over the world who use Twitter as a medium to **distribute ideas**, **share resources, solicit feedback**, and **provide encouragement**. **Twitter **is a highly misunderstood technology, but it is extremely powerful and a great way to network with other like-minded individuals.

Facebook is another social networking service, one that is very popular with students. Many would argue against interfacing with students on **Facebook**, and I wouldn’t necessarily disagree, however I have found that by creating a **Fan Page **(for MrHonner), I can leverage student presence on Facebook without compromising the privacy of my personal Facebook presence.

This is just an overview. The virtual infinitude of resources out there can be a bit overwhelming, but the important thing is get connected. So dive in! Start reading, listening, following, and soon you’ll find yourself thinking, learning, and teaching differently!