I have recently re-invigorated this blog as part of the Edublogs.org Teacher Challenge.
As part of the extension activity for Week 1, we were required to write a post about why we joined the challenge, what we wanted to learn more about and what in particular, about blogging had I been struggling with.
As you can well see, I created this blog over a year ago.
It has never been used.
What was stopping me? Not technophobia but rather a lack of confidence in my own ability to express my opinions in a public forum.
Today I want to try to overcome that fear and make connections with teachers not only in Australia but world wide so that I can become more knowledgable about my subject area. Also, I have been reminded through this challenge that blogs don’t necessarily have to be about expressing opinions and that is what I needed to be reminded of in terms of how I will direct my teaching to my students. I have some less opinion-driven ideas for blogs for the kids to be involved with.
So, what I would most like to learn is how to engage more readers. This has been something I have struggled with and would like to improve.