During our last #EdTechAfterDark chat on June 13th, Katie McNamara shared an amazing idea to encourage teachers to blog. A SUMMER BLOG CHALLENGE!!!
One of the most consistent barriers teachers share, when it comes to blogging, is their feeling that no one will care about their ideas. The reality is the more we blog the more information and ideas that become part of the collective resources available to us.
With that in mind we at EdTechAfterDark are challenging YOU to a Summer Blog Challenge! If you have a blog, post to it and with the post tag us! We will share your post on EdTechAfterDark!
If you don’t have a blog you can send us a 300-1500 word post about your ideas, passions, or frustrations, to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will format your post, add art work, and post to the blog.
As the great Sean Farnum shared
If you’re unsure of what to write, I believe Shia Lebouf said it best: “JUST DO IT!” While you may not think your personal experience in the classroom or with a piece of technology has any value outside of your district, school, or classroom, there will undoubtedly be at least one person who will appreciate your unique story, and be able to learn from it. If you’re struggling with a topic, just think about your professional practice. What drives you? What do you want education to look like? How do we get there? How does tech help get us there? An amazing version of this blog challenge has been done on the #flipclass Twitter chat with the awesome @guster4lovers, or Cheryl Morris. Cheryl is a Lead PBS Digital Innovator and, along with the #flipclass chat, started a “Flash Blog Challenge,” where a portion of their chat time would be devoted to blogging for twenty minutes and then sharing the blog posts in the chat. What a great idea!
We can’t wait to hear from you! Share your posts and we will share on the blog!