17 January 2011

Teacher's Challenge's 30 Days to Kick Starting Your Blogging

lately i've been feeling a bit dissatisfied with my blogging (and lack of such).  been lazily thinking about how to kick it up a notch/challenge myself to better blogging/make the experience more meaningful and useful for myself and/or others.  this lackadaisical mental meandering hasn't yielded much in the way of solid plan of attack. .  .   .   . my mom always told me to be careful what you wish for . . . . this morning ~vicki davis put up a tweet  (she is also found at coolcatteacher) about this 30 day challenge to teachers, a free on line pd opportunity for educators who either blog or want to begin blogging.   so here i go.

one of the "assignments" in the first activity asks these questions:

  • Why did you join the Teacher Challenge’s 30 Days to Kick Starting your Blogging?
  • Why do you want to learn more about blogging?
  • What aspects of blogging have you struggled with?
i've joined this challenge as a result of self-evaluation of my recent blogging (as noted above).  i am hoping to discover a new way to use blogging in my professional growth and work.  

one of the reasons that i would like to expand/improve my blogging is the incredible growth in the www.  i don't foresee it shrinking.  the use of computers and the internet continues to expand.  presently, the school system that i work in is not using the available web resources to their potential, it will happen.  i want to be ready when we grow in that direction.  it seems that the best way to grow skills and experience is to get out there and try them!

i am looking especially for ways to use blogging as a tool for communicating with students and their families and for professional growth and sharing.  

1 comment:

  1. Good luck with the challenge! I guess I need to take the challenge also, but just have been so busy with this deadline!

    Blogging is just one way to communicate -I find that parents love email (although kids ignore it!)