I took the weekend off from Twitter to spend some time lesson planning, hanging with the wife and blogging like a mad man. I spent parts of last week helping different teachers with different tech. I was sharing ideas and showing them websites they might want to use. I decided I was going to create another blog and gear it specifically for my school. We have a tech guy and he does a good job helping those in need, but nobody is out there looking for new sites for other teachers to use in their class. I figure I'm already doing that, so why not create a page with my teacher in mind.
There will be times where I will double dip in the posting. Some things are good for all teachers, while others are going to be more specific for my building. I'm excited to use the avenue to reach the other teachers I normally do not see throughout the day and maybe enhance the learning in their class with new technology. It will be a little more work, but the tools I have learned about from you great people will actually make it easier for me to do this.
I want to take this time to thanks the great people who have been supportive of this blog since it's birth 1 month ago. I wanted to just have a place to post some ideas that I thought others would like and it has become something a bit more. I love reading the comments left from people from all over the world. It makes me want to read others and comment on their blogs to spread the love. There have been a few people that have really led the charge on Twitter and my blog that, without them, I'm not sure I would have kept going.
Kelly Tenkley and her great blog iLearn Technology. You can follow her on Twitter at @ktenkely. She was one of the very first people to comment on my blog and follow me on twitter. She has shared wonderful ideas and websites that have helped myself and teacher in my building. She has also organized a Blogging Alliance. This is a group of educator bloggers who support the blogs of everyone involved to keep the flow of ideas open to all. It's a wonderful thing and I'm glad to be a part of it.
Steven W. Anderson and his non-stop tweeting. @web20classroom. This man has shared tons of great information over the course of the month I have been following him. I feel like I have really missed out on the tweets I may have missed when I was not following him. We have had some exchanges on Twitter and I always walk away feeling like I learned something.
Shelly Terrell @ShellTerrell - If you are not following her or reading her blog, you are nuts. She has been sharing amazing ideas since day one. Go back and read her older posts on 30 Goals. They have helped me focus and become a better blogger. Thanks to you.
Jerry Blumengarten @cybraryman1 His blog is filled with an almost innumerable amount of resources and links. He actually listed my blog on his website. I was beyond thrilled. Thanks to you for all of the hard work you do to spread the good word of educators all over the world.
Tom Whitby @tomwhitby His comment during #edchat are great. They have really made conversations informative and interesting. Check out his blog.
Here are a host of other great tweeters and bloggers I have had the pleasure of chatting with and reading their work. I suggest you follow them and read their blogs.
These are just a few people I've shard thought and idea with. I cannot wait create a massive list of the wonderful people that stop by and comment on my blog and tweet back and forth with me. Thanks again to everyone and I look forward to sharing for a very long time.
what a great idea... to help others develop a pln.ReplyDelete
you rock man.
You are too kind, and definitely not nerdy! I too have noticed that I collaborate and support teachers all over the country more than the teachers at the school where I teach. I credit you with a badge of genius for starting a blog that can be focused on info for your school, while not letting go of this, which will offer relevant information to readers everywhere. Keep posting and I like the term "double dipping". I'll read your post on plagiarism before I use it!ReplyDelete
Wow, you have rendered me speechless :) Thank you, I'm glad that I could be a part of this journey and look forward to continuing it with you!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the kudos. I launched the website today and the staff had some positive feedback. My principal even said nice work! It was a good feeling.
I'm tying to take "Nerd" back, so I don't mind owning it. :) Thanks for the words of support. Comments like yours and from others really make this a great experience. I'm excited to see what I'm going to learn and share in the future.
P.S. Remember, proper MLA citations are required for your cites. :)
Wow, I've kept the Comment Queen speechless? That must be saying a bunch. As always, thanks for showing the way. Can't wait to see what you have next on your blog. Keep up the good work.