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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Absorbing new Technology

Well this morning I listened to Greg Bitgood's podcast on starting a blog, and with much anticipation I am starting mine this morning.  I have been dogged by a bad virus this week so work has been intermittent, as I give my body time to recover.

Do you feel overwhelmed at all the technology out there and wonder how you can enter this new 2.0 world of information overload?!  I hear you:)  I think if you commit yourself to learning one thing at a time, you will be able to enter this brave new world with a different view on life.  Our kids can absorb so much of it within seconds, and yet we struggle to take on the challenge of simply starting the process.  Fear of failure is large in my vocabulary, and patience to get everything right the first time, ie make a perfect page with lovely settings and photographs etc.  Please God remove all these expectations, and help me do one thing at a time.

The reason I am starting this blog is twofold.  Firstly, I like this idea of posting my newsletter this way so that we can collaborate, and parents and students can see our posts.  Secondly, I love the idea of keeping archives, must be the "librarian" in me!  Having one's own domain is a distinct plus!

So if you have not listened to Greg's podcast this week please do so.  I joined Blogger.com and was amazed at how easy it is to use.   I would love for my students to be doing their own blogs, especially my middle and upper level students.  I know that some of my book club students are already blogging and reaching out to students all over BC.  But you can choose to make your blog personal and closed, by going to settings.  I look forward to meeting you here on my blog and chatting!  God Bless!

4 comments:

  1. Pippa I was so excited to see you act on this within minutes of listening to the podcast. You are a doer and not just a listener. Someone who pays attention to what they see in the mirror (hint, hint). I can hardly wait to see what you publish!

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  2. Thanks for the encouragement Greg.

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  3. nice colours -- spring time!

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  4. :) Skye. It's So easy you just pick a template. Now I have to add the details- that involves a bit of work embedding images etc.

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