On Your Mark… Get Ready…
For several months, I’ve stood on the edge of a giant pool of informational sharing…
Watching… waiting… wondering…
Who writes? Why do they write? How do they come up with what to write? And most important, who would want to listen to me!?!
Now, I’m good at thinking. I think thoughts all the time. What exactly is Web 2.0? How can I get my students to think more thoughts about what they are learning? If our district advocates a constructivist approach to learning, how can I enhance the rigor and authenticity of learning through technology?
Amazingly enough, as I peered into the blogosphere, I saw others with the same questions. There were teachers and students…family and friends…coworkers and neighbors… All thinkin’ the same thoughts. All sharing their nuggets of knowledge. But not me. I was still on the edge, holding on, scared of the leap into the unknown.
I needed a push. Mine came from my friend and collegue, Sean Nash. First came the nudge. The e-mail to all the instructional coaches in our district inviting everyone to visit my blog. This blog. The one that didn’t have a single post.
Next came the shove. An invitation to the same group to become a better blogger in 30 Days. This is based on a blog he reads (Oh, the webs we weave!). Now, in order to be a better blogger, I needed to be blogger in the first place!
So, Get Set…
I have officially hurtled myself off the precipice into an entire new world–swirling tummy and all.
Now, I officially invite all other nascent bloggers to join me. Take the step and write your first post. Join me as we discover what technology can do for us and for our students.
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