Friday, October 10, 2014

Picture a Lesson

So I was thinking:  I love to write and I love photography.  How can I put these two things together to create a cohesive blog entry for this week?

Well, I could use this forum to set up a lesson in photography.  A step by step guide to taking the best pictures of your life.  A tutorial for students.  Easy to follow with pictures added and the opportunity for feedback or questions.

The Blog could be used to showcase the best of the photography tips and the worst when things go wrong. It can also give information on how to correct basic mistakes in the post-production of photography.

Blogging allows lessons to be learned and with a personal touch from the writer.  I could share my most frustrating experiences and anecdotes that my students might find entertaining and informative.

And just for fun, here is a Sneak Peek of my work.  This is a photo from a Photo Session this week:

Monday, October 6, 2014


Sometimes as a Blogger, I find myself asking myself, "Is this blog-worthy?"  Is what I am about to written worth it for my intended audience?  Will it have any impact?  Will I have anything new or interesting to say?

Successful collaborative blogging requires consistency.  Regular updates.  Regular checking-in.  The blogger has to be connected with his or her readers.  Quick to reply.  Quick to engage the reader.  If students have questions, they should feel like their inquiries are addressed. Topics should be interesting and should serve a purpose.  In education, a blogworthy post should encourage additional investigation.  

So what do you find blogworthy? As an educator,what might entice your readers?

Monday, September 29, 2014

If a Student Blogs in the Forest, Would Anybody Read it?

Why Blogging?  Well, why not?  It's a great collaborative tool.  It can close gaps of mighty miles an d distances.  It can open up a dialogue that might not have had a platform prior.  Blogs can create safe havens to learn and ask questions.  Blogs can make the reader feel less isolated and part of a larger community of educators and learners.  That can encourage a more open experience and a better understanding.  "I didn't understand that concept and neither did that person."   And along comes an in-the-know Blogger able to shed some light.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Resistance is Futile

Let's face it:  technology is here to stay.  All we can do is catch up and stay current.  Fighting it is futile. The best way to incorporate technology into education is preparation, implementation, and execution.  Blogs utilize technology and supplement traditional classroom teachings. we go.