I'm starting to get involved with this place and it definitely has me intrigued. I've already learned a lot here and my mind is spinning. I'm still trying to figure it all out. Like this blog thing. What do I want this place to be about and how is it different from the forum? Also, the chatter thing. I really don't get that yet. At times this site also seems slow.
I can see how environments like this can take up a lot of time and become somewhat addictive. I can identify with some of the reasons my students get obsessed with this stuff. It is also a little scary because up until now I've really been a lurker. I've been reading a ton, but not putting myself out there. Putting yourself and your writing in a public space among people you don't really know is a little intimidating. I want to hear people's opinions, but I also feel vulnerable.
Regardless of all of that I'm going for it. I've started a blog
at school and I've published an article
, I presented at a conference
and hope to do more of that. I'm getting out there and it is exciting. But is this becoming about me and my learning more than about student and teacher learning? Is that ok? Lots of things swirling around in my head....