Posted on Wednesday July 13, 2011 by Staff Writers Technology, when applied creatively and effectively, punches up lessons for students of all ages and abilities. In the hands of a savvy enough teacher, gadgets and digital services alike can increase their engagement and better encourage learning and retention. Obviously, the Internet serves as an excellent hub for educators worldwide to meet up and exchange ideas, insights and opinions regarding strategies, emerging technologies and every other relevant topic out there. Instructional technology blogs are exceptionally common, with far, far more than these 20 contributing something valuable to the discussion. Use them as starting points before branching out and discovering what other professionals have to offer. 20 Best Blogs in Instructional Technology
Summer Blogging Challenge cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by cambodia4kidsorg There are a ton of “challenges” out there about blogging daily or 30 blog posts in a month and I think they are absolutely great for many. That being said, with summer here for many of us on this side of the world, I am not an advocate of staying connected the entire break. It is great to start some habits over the summer that will continue on into the school year, but it is important that people have an opportunity to recharge their batteries, spend time with family and friends, and just enjoy themselves.
So What Has Changed Since I Started Blogging and Tweeting? The first PHSprincipalBlog (changed to Director 4/1/2009) post was on 9/18/2007. (332 posts overall)I have been using Twitter for 4 years, 4 months, 2 weeks, 1 day, 4 hours, 54 minutes, 7 seconds starting on Nov. 29, 2007 according to http://howlonghaveyoubeentweeting.com My activity on my blog as well as on Twitter have diminished as of late. I still find an incredible amount of value/entertainment by engaging in the online discussions, I just find it harder to make time to write and send out 140 character tidbits. My participation in these discussions has ebbed and flowed over the past four years and I am sure I will get more bursts of blogging energy.