I, like a lot of people, am intimidated by the idea of a blog. What should I write about? How often should I write? Who is really going to read my thoughts? I do, however, feel that blogging is a great way to open up my mind to the world and have my voice heard.
Schools are changing, but that change is going to take time, vision, and leadership. With those truths at the forefront of my thinking I am setting out to be a positive agent of change through the use of technology in my classroom. The area of technology that I feel has the potential to be the most impactful is social media. Sites like Twitter, Facebook, etc. have minimized the size of the world and hold the potential to do great things. The incorporation of blogging further develops the power that this growing social media network can have. That is the primary purpose that I have set up and intend to pursue the use of this blog to voice my opinions and thoughts on education.
My hope is that down the road, when I develop a more thorough understanding of the blogosphere I will be able to incorporate my learning experiences into my own classroom. With that kind of experience I could then share with others, through personal and technological connections, what I have learned and help shape the future of education.