I've done this before elsewhere, but it's time to start again. I just need a portal. Most of my blogging occurs on edWeb.net, but, I am learning that I need a public place too. So consider this a landing page where I can index what's happening elsewhere - a hub.
I've been mulling this over for weeks now. Really, do librarians need another blog to follow? I sure don't! I struggle to process what I am already trying to ingest. There are some amazing bloggers out there! Check'em out over there on the right. If you follow the right ones, you don't need me. I sound like Dave Eggers now, don't I?
But here's the thing. There are a bunch of things happening in education that are very cool. Then there are a bunch of things that kind of bug me. Let's just start with three of each:
Way cool stuff:
1. There are amazing interactive online learning tools available.
2. There are countless ways to converse about what we are learning.
3. Learning is participatory. The more you participate, the more you learn
What's bugging me:
1. Blocked access to amazing interactive online learning tools.
2. Blocked access to portals for conversations about learning
3. I'd say "passive learning", but the problem is more teacher-driven than that implies. It's pedagogical.
So why today as opposed to November 11th when I begged a former beer distributor to relinquish the TEAM21 blog name and assign it to me? Because I have extra time on my hands? Uh...no. Because I am procrastinating? Possibly. Because I am really, really intrigued by what librarians are talking about? Ahah! That's it. Today, it was eBooks and eReaders, but last week, it was Wikipedia. And, of course, there is always censorship.
Today also marked the first day of a two week self-imposed challenge. I will post 5 original (not re-Tweets), library-related Tweets per day for the next 10 school days. I know, I know. This is nothing by most libloggian standards, but it's a big deal to me.