It’s been one year approximately since I wrote on my first blog. It was started for a class I was teaching and how I went essentially to project based teaching in a flip of a switch. It molded into more about my journey in technology education and making.
However, I never maintained it. The why was mostly time and nerves of posting. Time in the day is hard to come by with teaching and family. I always forget to document what is going on. I stress this in my classroom; how the documentation is the key. The documentation is what we can go by. I also stress the need to put ourselves out there. I stress to my students that we need to show others what we do. I can talk to people and share my expertise that way, but with blogging I always hesitant. I worry about my grammar; I am not the best writer and I forget words all the time.
So I begin again continuing with journey and the documentation. I threw my child upstairs into the bath and am listening to her sing some song from My Little Pony about cutiemarks and how true true friends help friends in need.
I believe I am that friend. I help others in school innovate their classrooms and mine own. I am willing to try any project even if I have no idea if it is going to work or not (Operation games in Anatomy and Physiology come to mind). And I want to put myself out there. I want to lead by doing, by example. It doesn’t have to be perfect (I say this all the time to my students). I will try to proof read my own work.
I will make mistakes, I will not blog as much as I want, but I am going to try. I say this as I head to Atlanta tomorrow for PD.
But I decided to give it a go again. One reason is I want present more at workshops outside my own bubble world. To do this I have to be more public about the cool world I live in. I get to play with cool toys (3D printer, Laser engraver, computers, soldering irons).
I still haven’t found a good pic of me for the about me section (R2D2 might be used again) But right now I hear “Mom can I get out now?” and off I go….