After much time spent fretting over the layout and design, my first blog is ready to go and long overdue. My delay also came with wondering; “why would anyone care what I have to say?” The past couple of years, I have learned so much from what others had to say through Twitter and blogs. In return I have neglected the other half of professional learning; sharing something. Thanks to a retweet by Darin King (@darinking) and response from Kelli Tannehill (@kt1207) in reference to a blog post by Dean Shareski (@shareski); “Professional Development is Not That Complicated.” Also, thanks to blog posts by Richard Byrne (@rmbyrne) “11 Things You Should Know About Blogging” and George Couros (@gcouros) “What should a networked educational leader tweet about” for their information and inspiration to get started.
I made the transition from high school associate principal to district technology director about 1 year ago, so I will share all things technology and 21st century learning in future blog posts. Attention to detail is always important to me, but I may encounter some bumps in the road as I start my new blog. I know that the bumps will become learning experiences. Isn’t that what education is all about? I would expect both teachers and students to take risks and learn from their successes and failures. With all that said, my first blog post is complete with more to come.