It Never Gets Old..

It never gets old receiving emails like this. I get excited like I’m a kid getting a new toy.

I really believe that part of my personal path in education is advocacy. Not just for policy (even though I have an interest in the macro view of education for sure) but also for products and services I believe in and that make my teaching better. I also want to be associated with tools and services that make other teachers better too. When teachers thrive, we all thrive and we need to work together to make that happen. Schoology has become a product that I can’t believe I worked without before.  While in the beginning we used to just call it “Facebook for education” it is pretty clear once you dig into it that it is so much more.

I am a member of the Prezi Educators Society, I am a Google Certified Educator, an Apple Teacher (though not ADE, its a sore spot, I don’t like to talk about it…) and now I am a Schoology Ambassador.

I really love how these groups build my PLN (Personal Learning Network) and how I am able to meet and learn from teachers all over the world without having to incur the expenses of travelling to conferences all the time. As much as I LOVE going to EdTech conferences, they can become a strain on the pocketbook – mainly because of how great a lot of them have become and I want to go to all of them!

I am pumped to start learning from people as a Schoology Ambassador. This is going to be a really fun experience.

Rebooting the Reboot of the Reboot

I probably write this post once every year or so…

This isn’t the first time I’ve said “I am going to start blogging again” or “I have a lot of thoughts and I want to share them” or “I feel like I can add to the conversations surrounding technology and education”. All of those statements are as true right now as they were when I’ve written them before.  I am also a good writer, and I think I’d like to write a book one day, but writing takes practice and blogging should be a good way for me to practice. So here we go again:

I’d like to try to start blogging again.

Me. Most of the time.

I have a bit of a roadmap for it this time. I have some inspiration, or at least some guidance.  What I don’t have is sticktoitivness. I am likely to give up at some point. I realize that is a pretty self defeating attitude but I also know that I have a pretty strong track record to support that claim.

I don’t read a lot of blogs. I do read a lot of news and books and journals and longform. I like to read, I just haven’t read many blogs. Maybe I should.  If you feel like commenting here with some GREAT education blogs and resources, especially any writers you feel have honed the craft so to speak, I would love to take a look.

So here we go again. We will see how it goes.