Thursday, 19 July 2007

Happy Blogiversary to you!

"It's been 10 years since the blog was born. Love them or hate them, they've roiled presidential campaigns and given everyman a global soapbox."

The above, from the Wall Street Journal... Isn't it amazing to think that blogs have been around for 10 years now!!

This is my second year using blogs in my classroom and it's actually hard to look back at a time when I didn't use them. Especially this year, blogging has changed the whole tapestry and fabric that my classroom is made up of (and for the better!)

I now teach a class of students that are highly motivated and enthusiastic when it comes to I.T., they understand more about the world around them and they feel like their ideas, thought, opinions and learning are truly valued by others (I could go on and on here...).

And as for the effect edu-blogging has had for me on a professional level.... the connections with wonderful and talented educators I have made across the globe speak for themselves! I have grown through sharing my learning and ideas, become more confident in my "online life" and clarified, enhanced and cemented my ideas and thoughts. However, most importantly I have come to the understanding that even 'little-old-me' has something to give and share with the world that is of use to others:)

So "Happy Blogiversary" to you all!
[You can read the rest of the Wall St. article here where they interview people from all walks of life about their favourite blogs and the role of blogs in their lives]

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  1. Hey Rachael!

    Now that I've finally dedicated myself to one blog reader (Google) and being systematic with my blog reading, I am really beginning to get the benefit of the Blogosphere. By the way, I have finished that video and it is up on TeacherTube.

  2. Happy Blogiversary to you as well Rachel.

    Keep up the good work. My classes love checking out your class blog. Its inspiring. Well done with the wiki's as well.

  3. Happy Birthday! I can't believe it's been ten years for blogging. A few years ago at the school where I taught and served on their technology committee, I made the suggestion that we could do an inservice on blogging and podcasting. No one else on the committee knew what I was talking about. The idea went no further. I was a bit before my time there, I guess. Thanks for making a positive contribution to the world of education and technology!


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