Last year I invited readers to share their thoughts for a January 1, 2008 post entitled “What Did You Learn in 2007?”
Many people responded, and I’m doing it again this year.
Feel free to write one-to-three things you feel you’ve learned this year in the comments section of this post. I’m not going to give a specific restriction on their length, but please try to keep them short. Please submit them by December 28th. I’ll leave them in moderation until I include them in a January 1st post.
Also, please include a short sentence you’d like me to use to describe you.
1. Change is liberating.
2. Possibilities are endless as are hurdles to cross.
3. Learning to golf is humbling.
This year I attended Google Teacher Academy and learned about all the wonderful educational uses of the free Google Tools. I incorporated Google Apps for Education in my classroom this year and it had made a huge impact in therms of collaboration and communication among my students.
Colette Cassinelli is a 7-12 computer teacher at a private school in Beaverton, OR.
I’ve think I have learned two lessons this year. The first is that “my” blog is rapidly becoming “their” blog. I’m not sure when it happen but the class is slowly taking over the ownership of the blog. We have started a daily student column, student cartoons, stories, and all sorts of things that I used to do and now have kids stepping forward and doing. And i am actually ok with that.
The second thing i’ve discovered is that my blog has taken on a life of its own. I started out blogging just to let parents know what homework we have for that night and now its a little bit of everything, and that’s ok too.
In 2008, I started a blog and learned about feeds, widgets, embedding content, stats, and all things “blog-ish”. I learned both how large and small this world is, how easy it is to reach out to folks on the other side of the world. There is so much to read and do; I learned I want to know more.