Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Web Page Classes

We're starting web page classes next week. I'm looking forward to getting the staff on the same page. Hopefully after the next two weeks, everyone will have their own web site. If you are parents or students out there and your teacher either doesn't have a web site or has had problems updating it, just be patient with us. We're still on a learning curve. We've also had some technical difficulties. After the next couple of weeks I think things will start to smooth out with web pages.

I'd like to get some feedback from other educators, parents, students, etc. Let me know you're out there!

Sunday, September 25, 2005

Late Night Reflections

Now that I have a blog, I feel like everyone else should have one including my principal, my pastor, my president, etc. Is this like the reality show phenomenon? (As a society, we seem fascinated and even driven to delve into the lives and problems of other people.) Is this desire of mine to read the blogs of my leaders an effort to decipher their thoughts wrong? I don't know that it's wrong but maybe I'm desiring to feel connected to my leaders. Perhaps, I would be able to catch more of their vision and be a better follower if I knew more of their thoughts. Hmmm...

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Diving into the blogosphere

After a day with David Warlick, I was excited to come home and dive into the blogosphere. Wow! It's a big world, but so well connected. I subscribed to bloglines (blog aggregator) and del.icio.us (web-based social bookmarker). I found some blogs to subscribe to also. Here I am blogging again for the 2nd time in one day. Now the only thing I'm wondering about is what took me so long to get my feet wet?

I found this article about intelligence in the age of the Internet. Check it out.

Getting Over It--I NEED A BLOG!

Today, I'm getting over the fact that I need to have a blog. Ok, I've been hearing about blogs for years. My first reaction (which has persisted for some time) is that blogging is ridiculous. Who needs to keep their diary of personal thoughts and experiences online for the world to read? Now I see, thanks to a day with David Warlick and numerous of educational examples, that blogging can be a good thing.

Whether I believe it or not, blogs are happening. They're happening with adults, students, schools, businesses, etc. As a technology facilitator, I need to not only deal with the reality of the technology we have but also with the future of technology and where it's going. Warlick said, "For the first time in history, we are preparing our children for a future we cannot describe." That sounds a little scary.

I'm not sure I can fully comment on that today because I need to think about that quote for a while. What I do see is that I need to at least expose myself to and experiment where possible when it comes to new web technology. So here goes...welcome to my blogging world!