I’ve been blogging for just over a year but, having slackened off, could do with a kick-start. The Edublogs Teacher Challenge might just be the key.
When did you start?
I started blogging late in 2009. I actually created 2 – personal and professional (this one on learning).
Why did you start blogging?
Working as an IT integrator, I felt I needed to have some experience in blogging to get some credibility. It’s easier to start with personal stuff hence the two blogs. When I started blogging, I also started micro-blogging, i.e. Twitter (professional) and Facebook (personal). Apart from dipping into the technologies that fascinated my students and teen-aged daughter, I needed an outlet for my reflective self. 🙂
What is your most exciting moment?
A few months into blogging, I got really excited when I got a comment for my post on the Vitruvian Man -based maths lesson from an overseas visitor, an Associate Professor by the name of Bill Generaux, another edublogger. It is quite affirming and certainly very encouraging. I hope this doesn’t sound lame since it’s true.
Where does your future lie?
I don’t know! I’m having a break from teaching, focusing more in IT integration – as a maternity leave placement. I’m always trying to learn, though, so this blog should really still be updated more frequently than it has been in the past few months.
What do you like about blogging?
This is a good one! How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
1. It helped me achieve NSWIT Professional Competence Accreditation – talk about evidence of a reflective practice!
2. It helped me document some nifty – and not so nifty – lessons that I’ve shared with my ever-growing PLN
3. It’s becoming a reference point and the tagging is far easier to do than physical file management
4. It acts like a “business card” – this is how I think, I learn, I teach
5. I blog therefore I learn (that’s a post opportunity right there)
The challenge asks for 10 questions but I’m struggling to think of more. This is probably why I never entertained ideas of going into journalism. There is no reporter in me.
Going for extension and putting in a CC photo by ruurmo – http://www.flickr.com/photos/81752595@N00/99768345.
It’s entitled “Mirame – Look at me” for this is what this post is all about.