Teacher Challenge Extension Activity 2
I have been following numerous bloggers over the years, but there are two that I find absolutely essential to keep checking out. I have found so many useful tips and tools by reading their blogs – a BIG thanks to HEY JUDE, and Techie Brekkie.
As part of the Kick Start Your Blog Teacher Challenge, I am going to share two great posts from educators and justify their effectiveness…
I find Judy’s posts great because when sharing tools she does so with their use by teachers and students in mind.
- The post title refers to the contents – it isn’t trying to be too catchy and ending up making the content unclear.
- The content is well set out – the white space allows better uncluttered viewing. Headings, links, bullet points and images all add to the effectiveness of the post.
- Judy adds her educational spin to this tool by promoting the need to teach students correct attribution skills.
I found Henrietta’s blog inspiring at a time when I felt that I had not been effective in seeing ICT really take off in our school. I was frustrated and burnt-out. My IT blog for school had been started, but not kept up. Lunchtime sessions had been tried but not really embraced. I read Henrietta’s experiences and the reason for her blog, checked out some tools on her blog, and became enthused once more! A new year of new possibilities was coming up.
This was one of the first posts on this blog that I read – and I found the tool very useful.
- The post title says it all – to the point!
- There are paragraphs – probably there could be more, and some headings included – but the content is easy to read, and is again, from an educational viewpoint. This is early on in the blog history, and it made me want to try the software – so I think it was effective!
- There is a sample of what you can produce with the software posted. This inspires people to investigate further.
I am finding this challenge great – but need to reduce the time I’m spending on some parts! I tend to get carried away…