Day 2: What Are Other Educators Thinking? #connectPQP
(Click the link below to participate then read this blog)
Blogging is one way that many Educators share their learning, their experiences and their wonderings. Over the past year, I have started following different educators, and I am inspired by what they share and how honest they are about the successes, challenges and thoughts they have about learning.
I love to read other people’s ideas, but I am not always confident in my own to share them. Over this past year, I have started to follow some amazing educators, and they have modeled for me, the importance of sharing, connecting, creating and inspiring. With hesitation, I started my blog, Being a Connected Leader and Learner, realizing that not many people might read it, but it was a chance for me to reflect and refine what I was thinking and to share my thoughts with others – it was a risk to put my thoughts out there for anyone to read, but by pushing past my comfort, I realized that if someone connected to what I shared, it was worth the risk.
Some blogs that have really impacted me as a learner are:
I don’t always have the time I would like to follow the many blogs that I come across, but a few things I do to stay connected are:
- bookmark the blogs in a folder on my Bookmarks Bar so when I have some time, I remember which ones I want to go to
- follow the educators on twitter as they often “tweet” when they have posted a new blog
- sign up for email notifications for blogs (which I have going to the Update folder in my gmail – as opposed to the Primary folder where I have all my “important” and time sensitive mail going) – when I have some time, I go through this folder to see what I have missed (You can set this up by going to the setting tab in gmail and choosing “Configure Inbox” to include different folders so you don’t get overwhelmed with email in your Primary inbox)
What blogs have you found that have made a difference?
What tips do you have for keeping up with blogs?
Are there any blogs that you follow or have found that you want to share?