As we move into the last week of our “10 minutes of Connecting” series, we continue on from our thinking about Collecting – Connecting – Curating – Collaborating to Creating and Sharing.
One of the easiest ways to own your own creative digital space is to start your own blog.
You have already started your “blogging” work by contributing to the “microblog” Twitter. When 140 characters isn’t enough, you need to create your own space to share your thinking and learning.
There are many reasons to start your own blog. Today we are considering the purpose of blogs, and how they can help us in our own learning.
Many leaders start blogs as a way to help publicize and share the great work being done at their school.
Others make their personal growth plan visible to their school community.
A blog can be a place to share resources and learning plans for a group of learners.
Some leaders use their blog as a professional portfolio, demonstrating the work they do in each area of the leadership framework.
Take some time today to look at the blogs posted in the margins of this page. This time, look for the purpose of the blog.
How can blogging help you in your work as a lead learner?
Blogging Resources for Teachers: Sue Waters
Blogging With Your Students: Langwitches Blog
Why Teachers Should Have Blogs: George Couros
The Need for Courageous Leadership: George Couros
Documenting for Learning: Langwitches Blog
Visible Thinking Routines for Bloggers: Langwitches Blog
How to Grow a Blog – Konrad Glogowski
5 thoughts on “Ten Minutes of Connecting: Day 22 – Making Thinking Visible Through Blogging”
Thanks for the sneaky mention 🙂
So true that one should consider the purpose of your blog – I’ve got a ‘mishmash’ in my blog now and I sometimes struggle with whether or not content should go on my blog (ie: professional learning experiences that my subscribing parents will read).