As an Instructional Technology Coach, I frequently lead professional development opportunities for my staff regarding meaningful technology integration. Today, I thought I might do something a little bit differently.
My professional development workshop today is focused on "blogging" in education. The idea behind this, is to get my colleagues to actually practice the act of blogging by first "microblogging". My colleagues will be leaving a comment to this blog post that will act as their personal blog post. Then we will have a discussion followed by more activities about the topic of blogging as a learning tool for both educators and students.
Please choose one or more of the following blog posts to read. Then, simply leave a comment to this blog post at the bottom. Your task is to read, reflect, write, and share. Your comment should be about a paragraph in length and should address the topic of "blogging". The purpose of this activity is to go through the blogging process while simultaneously publishing your thoughts on the web in the form of a "comment".
NOTE: Be sure to comment as (Name/URL) and just type in your name.
Feel free to write about:
- the first thing that comes to your mind
- an "ah-hah" moment
- questions you might have
- what you'd like to know more about
- how you feel about what you read
- what you think about what you read
- any other thoughts you might have
Featured blog posts to read on the topic of "blogging"
Blogging is the new persuasive essay
Why are you blogging? [Guest Post]
How (And Why) Teachers should blog
How to make better teachers?
5 Reasons your students should blog
Never underestimate the power of social networking
Just give me the fish
Tips for better blogging
So ... what are your thoughts???