Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Inspired by ISTE- Entering the Blogging World

In spite of the numerous recommendations from respected educational leaders everywhere to start blogging, I have resisted.  However given my experiences over the past few days at ISTE Leadership Forum 2012, it is time to start.  Given that some of my take aways from the conference are:

  • Leaders must lead by example & be willing to share their journeys - especially with technology
  • That the Technology Plan is the Education Plan
  • To increase student engagement we need to, in the words of Chris Lehmann "Make kids do important stuff. Then have them share it."
Add the above to the benefits that I have personally gained by following educator's blogs such as Patrick Larkin and George Kulowiec, I have run out of excuses.

So here we go.  Stay tuned...


  1. Congrats! Welcome to the world of blogging. I'm certain that the more you blog, the more you will reflect on your role and the role instructional technology plays in enhancing instruction as well as student engagement and ownership in their learning. I was in the blogging session as well, and to prove the power of Twitter, that's how I found your blog!

    1. Thanks Ken. Nice to have a 1st comment and connect with other ed leaders in such a supportive way. I'm sure we will chat again soon. Thanks for the support!