When I started this blog, I had no idea what was in store for me and my time. I thought it would be an interesting journey to write once in a while about technology and the classroom. While I still believe this is the case, I have found myself not writing much in the blog because right around the 10th or July, I started a writing project for a publishing company in St Paul. That project had very intense deadlines and I was writing furiously thorough July and into August. Then, school started, I thought “Oh, I’ll have time to write now” and the publisher asked me to write some flash tutorials for a US Government textbook they are rolling out this winter. Of course I said, “Sure” and more intense (but very fun) time was allocated to the project. On top of those were presentations for the K12 Online Conference (an outstanding conference, I highly recommend checking it out) and the MEMO Fall Conference. Oh, and did I mention life in general?
Blog title, “No time to sleep.” And again, when presenting at MEMO in Brainard, MN, another audience member asked, “Do you sleep?” Perhaps I should rename the blog to, “Little Time to Blog.” I look forward to adding more comments throughout the school year about how technology is going in our school and I am working on having a stronger presence here at “No time to sleep”
Yesterday at the close of Technology & Learning’s TechForum in Chicago, when a new friend, & blogger at smeech.net, asked me “Wendy, do you blog?” I had to smile. I had been going back and forth, to blog or not to blog, for quite a while. I knew what I wanted to name the blog and even had some ideas of what I would like to write about, but had not taken the plunge. Well, this quiet Saturday morning finds me alone in the house with my laptop – a dangerous prospect sometimes as this just proves. Anyway, I claim rookie status on blog writing, I have a lot to learn (how to tag a blog entry, when to and not to link to things, and that is just what I know I don’t know), and I think I’ll stick to a basic theme for now. Regardless, while I am sure I will make some mistakes, getting started is exciting.
Welcome and thank you in advance to anyone who believes that technology has an integral place in the education of our students today – I look forward to many conversations.
I know I have read in several places that something like 1.4 blogs are born/minute and the majority of them are in Japanese. This one isn’t in Japanese but it is born. With a bit of uncertainty mixed with excitement over the possibilities, I claim this minute and look forward to a great adventure.
ps Thank you Smeech, for asking the question, I think…