“Diary of a Tech Teacher” was born many, many years ago. My initial reasons for creating this blog included the need for a place to share educational technology resources with my colleagues. As a Middle School Technology Coordinator, I serve as a resource for teachers looking for ways to create innovative learning experiences for their students. I decided that posting ideas, tech tools, and resources on a blog would be an ideal platform to use.
This idea didn’t exactly take off, for many reasons. I found it hard to stick to a schedule, became overwhelmed with work and life, and decided to put it all on the backburner. Getting back to writing has been on every “back to school” goals list since I began because I recognize the tremendous value in reflecting on my work, writing regularly and sharing my thoughts publically. As an educator and parent, this is what I hope my students will do, so why am I not?
This past spring, I found the perfect inspiration to get me back on the blogging track. ISTE Blogging Buddies is a blogging community for ed tech coaches. In small groups of 5 or so, individuals commit to writing at least one blog post a month in addition to reading and commenting on group members’ blogs. I am excited to begin this process, to learn, to write, to connect and to grow as a professional.