Previously, students learned about language. Now, students learn how to use language.
I think the ideas in this image are powerful, because so many people get lost or caught up in the technology itself without understanding that it’s a tool to engage in collaboration, critical thinking, etc. Teachers may be afraid of the technology, not realizing the powerful potential it holds to engage students in ways education has not been able to do previously.
I believe it’s important, as educators, to start engaging in blogging ourselves. If we want our students to use it, we need to know how to use it as well: We need to understand its purpose and power as a tool for ourselves first, then see it realized as a classroom tool for students.
Shelley and I have to decided to collaborate on a presentation to teachers regarding the idea of digital leadership within education. If our proposal is accepted, we’ll present our session to teachers within the Peel District School Board this March. Both Shelley and I are interested in using Blogging as the impetus for the discussion.