Teacher blogs are everywhere. Why in the heck would anyone want to make another one?
The short answer: for credit in my grad course.
The longer answer is that, as an educator wishing to make the most of his professional development and hoping to leverage technology to make it happen, a blog serves as a fantastic Personal Learning Environment (PLE) in which to record and reflect on what I've learned, and potentially grow a Personal Learning Network (PLN).
Whoah now! Wait just a minute! Are those acronyms I see? That was some educational jive talk! Personal Learning Environments? PLNs? Is that teacher-tech double-talk? What's the difference?
Matthew Boomhower is a mid-career educator with 15 years of classroom teaching and educational leadership experience. He is Head of Innovation & Learning at an international school in Malaysia and is a proud husband and father.