Name That Tune

Hello, Blog, my old friend
I’ve come to write on you again
I have been neglecting you,
Because now I have a wiki, too.
And the visions keep swarming in my brain
What a pain
Within the sound of silence

This song has been running through my mind for the past few days… ¬†So I gave it some new lyrics ūüėČ

That is all.

 

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Once upon a blog…

A brilliant idea sprang into my mind today about one way in which to use a blog in my classroom. ¬†I really want to figure out the best ways possible to incorporate a blog and/or wiki into my daily lessons, so I will be posting my ideas as they come to me. ¬†My idea today is this…

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Weekly Reflection 1/25-2/1/16

Week of January 25- February 1, 2016

Many changes have been made over the course of this week to my blog. ¬†I customized the theme and am finally learning how to organize it like I want it. ¬†I still have to figure out how to change the font color of my menu so the ‘Home’ and ‘About’ tabs can be seen. ¬†My blogroll is finally coming along. ¬†I am confused as to why I have the blogs from class showing up twice. ¬†Hopefully someone will be able to show me what’s going on in class on Tuesday. ¬†Thanks to¬†Christopher’s comment¬†on my question about blogrolls, I was able to get as far as I did.

I read many articles about what makes a blog a blog. ¬†I really enjoyed reading about early blogs in¬†Jill Walker Rettberg’s¬†Blogging, chapter one. ¬†I also read Rebecca Blood’s post weblogs: a history and perspective¬†on her blog, rebecca’s pocket. ¬†Since I couldn’t decide which other essay I should read, I decided to scan through some other blogs of my colleagues. ¬†I stopped to comment on Dominique’s¬†Fitzpatrick Reflection, since she did such a fantastic job asking questions of her readers to open up conversations. ¬†I also commented on Micah’s post¬†What makes a blog¬†because I couldn’t resist his tempting lure of ice cream flavors. ¬†Very clever! ¬†After scanning, I chose to read Lilia Efimova’s ideas on a¬†Weblog as a Personal Thinking Space. ¬†She presents a lot of great information in her paper about personal blogs and left me with many ideas about how to improve my blog in the future. ¬†The other post I commented on was¬†Melissa’s. ¬†She brought forth even more information that I never knew existed.

I made other various posts and Tweets this week, too. I am enjoying this class more and more as I learn how to facilitate my site better and explore what blogs are all about. ¬†I am excited to see how blogs can be used in education. ¬†I would like to use a blog in my classroom as a way to manage my writer’s and reader’s workshop classes since they are so individualized already.

P.S. I found the calendar to change the date of the post as Tara ¬†replied to me about, but it is not working… ¬†On my questions list for Tuesday!

To link or not to link…

So, I’m sitting here doing my homework and my 7-year-old daughter comes up to me and asks, “Mom do you want to see some of my¬†blogs?” ¬†I am left speechless. ¬†I am looking at my daughter’s 2nd grade blog posts in awe of what kids are learning at such a young age in school! ¬†I love it! ¬†It makes me so excited for her future to know that she is learning how to maneuver in the technology world a full 30 years before I am! ¬†Maybe she can teach me some things! Ha!Ha!

I’m really undecided about whether or not I want to link to her blog. ¬†I know it is out there in public already, but this is my little girl. ¬†I am very proud of her blog, don’t get me wrong.

Do I really want to make it even more public? ¬†This is really tough for me…