Ending this first module I have already learned several new things. The biggest things that stood out to me throughout these first two weeks are blogging and (related to that) maintaining an online presence. Having reviewed teacher and classroom blogs, I’ve learned what I would and would not do on a blog. How I would design it, some of the content, what I would include in the blog and posts, etc. I’ve also learned from reading some of my classmates’ reviews of blogs. Because of a limit on time, I cannot even come close to reading all the great blogs on the internet, but reading what my classmates wrote about other blogs allows me to learn more than had I only known about the ones I have time to read myself. On that note, this is another reason to connect with other teachers on the internet. We all have our own experiences and read different articles and blogs, the internet provides a place for us all to come together and share what we know. Resulting in a very large collection of thoughts and ideas available to anyone interested in reading them. There are so many capabilities and opportunities related to blogging and online connections. I hope to begin to tap into that resource as an educator.
January 23, 2011
Learning Log #4