The frustrating thing about my Friday post is boiling down the great writing that’s happening with Ontario Edubloggers into three or four of the best articles! I did and these really caught my interest.
Blogging is good; building a community based on that blogging is even better. Check out this global opportunity from Kristen Wideen’s blog.
Nathan Hall has curated a list of “no registration” resources for student use. There are two advantages to this – one is respect for student privacy and the other is the ability to just use the tool rather than worrying about registration, logging on, passwords, etc.
We’ve got to get him to add Brian Aspinall’s work to this list!
I love this post. It takes a very reflective educator and leader to do some reflection and make admissions as well as a “next steps” plan online. Sue Dunlop shares what she considers three steps to becoming a better leader. It’s hard to argue with any of her thoughts but I think we can ALL benefit right now from her third step.
This is the million dollar question for education. Read Donna Fry’s thoughts about the topic. Life was so much easier when we just plain acknowledged that teachers were the holders of all information and students arrives to get their share of it!
This is a little different. I’m going to highlight a response in one of my posts.
Brandon Grasley had a very thoughtful reply to a post that I had about language. On the surface, his recommendations make a great deal of sense. Spot
and an error? Just go back and fix it. If you look further back in my blog this week, I did an analytic that included how many people read this blog. The number that have opted to receive it via email far outweigh those who visit online. Plus there’s the RSS readers and reader surfaces like Flipboard. These may get their copy from the original post so even if I go through and fix any mistake that I find, those who are readers of the blog not using the blog, will have the original copy which has the errors! Maybe there should be a warning that if you subscribe by email that you may get errors!
Please check out these blogs in their entirety. There’s some great reading and room for reflection there.
As always, my complete collection of Ontario Edublogs is located here. Check them all out! The list continues to grow and, if you’re in Ontario Education and not listed, add yourself to the form and you will be.