After years of being a lurker, consuming content on the web but very rarely contributing, I have finally decided to take the next step.
I love the idea of what education can be with technology, and am continually impressed with what I hear and see others doing with their students. And while I have gotten positive reviews from administration for my use of technology in the classroom, I have always felt a bit of a fraud. My use of technology, has been just that my use of technology. I realize that things have to change. Technology in the classroom today is more then my posting assignments and notes on the web, my students need to be involved. They need to be learning to navigate, investigate, & create.
So while home on leave, I am finally taking the challenge thrown down by TeachPaperless back in Sept. 2009 "Why Teacher's Should Blog".
I will become a producer of content on the web, I will participate in the conversations and truly build a PLN, I will make the classroom I return to 2.0