I was lucky enough to spend some time discussing Contemporary Learning with fellow teachers recently. One subject was blogging and a teacher from another school described their path towards starting blogging at their school. A very detailled, inclusive and planned process is underway, where they are engaging students, staff and parents in the process before the creation of their first blog. Other schools, like mine, had ‘jumped in the deep end’, created blogs, experimented and now very much working on fine-tuning the purposes and goals of our blogs.
I was very impressed with the process of the other school – taking the time to work through the issues and potential and found myself reflecting on our process and, at first, wondering if we had done the right thing. The schools I am comparing are very different by nature, geographically, physicically and historically. They are very different as are their pathways. In reality, each result will be a reflection of the schools creating them.
After reflection, I returned to being happy with where we are and how we got there. I will watch the other pathway with great interest and see where it leads them.