Thursday, December 29, 2011

Post # 2

I have commented on 5 blogs from various district educators.  I was able to comment on on their different experiences and challenges and express my thoughts about the 11 tools.  I think as I get more comfortable with this process, I will be see the benefit of participating in a PLN.  As teachers, we love to share great ideas, things that work well and things that don't always work.  This process now gives me the opportunity to do this in a new and adventurous way. I see the benefit of sharing my thoughts publicly, but am still uncomfortable with it at this point.  I was not able to comment on my teammates blog yet, since the new list has not been updated with the next group of participating school and I'm not sure how to find them. I think blogging with my teammates will be a little less intimidating.  I loved the sight, Mixbook.com on Cheryl's Sharings blog.  I can see the benefit for using this personally and for sharing events and successes in the classroom (field trips, author visits, cultural arts).  The 11 tools will be a personal challenge for me and I am going to do my best!

Post Tool # 1

I have just created my avatar and added my voki.  The step by step directions were very helpful.  Thank you, Linsey! Hopefully the next tools will go smoothly too.