Saturday, May 24, 2008
On the Occasion of my 200th Blog Posting
I wrote and posted my first blog entry on June 4, 2007. Re-reading that naive and hopeful little essay reminds me how far I've come and how much farther I still hope to travel.
My academic goals seem almost laughable: none of the technologies I envisioned using are in place. The best I could do for my students was to enroll them in a district-endorsed Blackboard account. All interactive sites are blocked (including PB wiki), YouTube is inaccessible, student email accounts, even those spun off of a teacher account, are forbidden. We are 19th century citizens of a 21st century world.
Personally, blogging has been an unqualified success. It provides an outlet for creative expression, a venue for professional reflection, and a connective conduit to people from around the globe.
I'm too impatient to wait until June to post this celebratory blog, so there will be a separate "Blog Birthday" message then.
Today, I decided to spotlight some of my own personal favorites from the 200.
She Never Existed Before: Mother's Day 2008
Nostalgic (3-way tie)
Happy Birthday to Me!
My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys
Age of Aquarius
Best (and only) Guest Posting
Fly on Your Heavy Feet
I'm Nobody! Who Are You?
Why Would You Want to Do This?
The Student Voice
Something of Value
Best Images - Summer
Best Images - Autumn
Most Deeply Felt
Stars were with me most of all
Thank you all for sharing this Journey with me.
“200” by xiaming