I have heard the phrase “Sharing is Caring” uttered many times over the years, but in light of this weeks assignments in CEP810, I thought it was appropriate. This week has been all about connecting with other people through digital means. In the past I have followed several bloggers who write about technology in the classroom. I have learned about many great tools by following what they are writing. This week pushed me to get more active in the sharing/connecting process. I have always been more comfortable as an observer, in just about any situation. However, in order for digital connecting to really enhance my life, I believe I need to actively engage in the process.
This weeks assignments also have me motivated to create a stronger technology based PLN in real life. I have mentioned before that I feel pretty isolated at my school site when it comes to utilizing technology in the classroom. Part of that has to do with a lack of infrastructure, but I know that I could do a better job of actively seeking out others who are including technology in innovative ways. As I was working this week I got the idea to create an informal meeting place/time for other teachers who are also interested in technology. I thought it would be great if people could come together and share ideas. I am thinking about inviting teachers to my room for lunch on a weekly basis as a time to connect and chat about different digital tools.