As a person I wonder about putting things online. It used to be fear of the unknown, then people knowing too much (privacy concerns). I mean, who puts their thoughts online, and why do they do it?
Now I’m thinking more about the idea of establishing positive media presence. There are all kinds of blogs that have been talking about the idea of positive media presence. This isn’t just about getting jobs, or keeping up with the times. It’s more about the idea of creating a community, enhancing my ability as an educator, and really engaging with the world around me (something that is really hard for the environmentalist in me to understand).
While checking out other blogs I came upon this guy Brendan Lea. This article really made me think about how we need to be positive role models for students online. If we want students to engage positively and effectively online, we need to do it ourselves. Try it out, learn from it.
So, this is the beginning of my journey. Exploring how to use technology in education, calming the fears of co-workers, parents and the larger community and enhancing student involvement.
Let me know what you are you doing. How you started off? What you learned from, how you would improve, those types of things.
Big thanks to @PENathan for showing me that this is the first step to take.