Thursday, August 30, 2007
Live to learn, learn to blog
Just back from the “Live to learn, learn to blog” conference where I met with lots of blogging friends such as James, Graham, Warrick, Sue, Helen and others. I t gave me some sort of hint of what Edubloggercon may feel like. It was fantastic to talk about blogging with others who are interested for about two whole hours. In my two sessions I showed the Did you know 2.0 video by Karl Fisch and Scott McLeod – this made one participant feel tired. I used these two presentations Blogging as Reflective Practice and Blogging with students as a basis, but often meandered off following participants’ questions and comments. My aim in the workshops was to show how blogging can help students grow in their learning, be more engaged, make connections with others and have a place to publish their thoughts and creative endeavours. Some surprise and questioning happened at my openness with having students post directly to the internet without moderation and trusting students to moderate their own comments. I haven’t yet been too disappointed and I know that learning and blogging are both a process rather than a finished product. And for good measure here is Graham's slide show on Blogging for Professional Learning.