After reviewing the chapter on actually using blogs (CH 3 of Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms by Will Richardson) I realized that I am not modeling good behavior! I used to be pretty good a keeping a reflective blog. I used it to reflect on different ideas I was learning about in school or at work. I really enjoyed keeping a blog, but I let myself get lazy. I justified not blogging by telling myself I was too busy with work and my own schooling to spend the time writing on my blog. I need to start again. My goal is to write at least one blog post per week. I will be writing on anything I want but I will focus on my experiences in leading this class, my experiences learning, and my experiences at work.
To my COMP1010 students, feel free to take a look at this blog and comment anytime. You are not required to keep a blog for this class but I do encourage you to try, at least once J. It can be weird to just sit down and write, but after a while it becomes more fun and even a little freeing. A blog is your space, you can write about whatever you want and the best part is that you aren’t marked on it so it doesn’t have to be perfect. If you decide to keep a blog please share the URL with me so I can follow along!
Have fun :)