In January 2010 I began my 2nd year as a Computer Teacher & I also began my blog. I began the blog for a number of reasons however my main goal was to collaborate with other Computer Science Teachers. It is hard for an educator to find time to meet with peers and exchange ideas and lesson plans. I began the blog by doing just that. Google is a great tool and I was able to use Google Docs to post all of my lesson plans and projects. I have not had as much contact back form other educators as I would have liked however thanks to Google Analytics I can see I have an average of 15 visitors a day from around the world. In the United States California is home to my largest number of visitors. So I can only assume that educators who are looking for computer lessons and project ideas are fining that information on my blog and are using it in their classrooms. That is great! I hope to receive a bit more in feedback but for now I am really excited to have been mentioned as one of the 50 Technology Blogs You Should Be Reading But Aren't. The blog has helped me to push myself to find new lesson plans and to keep my material current. I have begun to implement more technology to students and the blog really pushes me to do so. Whether I show YouTube videos or discuss information I have read on one of my feed subscriptions I feel like my students are more informed then ever before. My YouTube channel has the same videos posted that I show my students during class. I currently have over 10K views, 5 subscribers and a handful of friends. The comments I recieve on the YouTube channel have been great and encouraging.
This will most likely be my final post for December as tommorow begins our winter break. I am going to continue to reflect on the blog and my lessons and try to implement even more technology. As for the blog I am going to continue writting about what we are using in class. New technology that we use or discuss. The blog really is a self challenge for me and I have learned a lot from it. I wish I had started blogging earlier and I come up with blogging ideas for my friends all the time. Thank you to all who follow me and to all of those who have learned form what has been posted.