#AprilBlogaDay: Blogs I LikeThursday, April 23, 20159:02 PM
I started this blog motivated by #AprilBlogaDay. Educators were encouraged to blog every day in April. It gave me the push I needed, and if I end the month with 10 or so entries and a few readers, I'm thrilled with the results. Today, instead of all the talk about me, me, and me, I thought it would be a nice idea to shout out some of the blogs I've enjoyed from other participants.
|A screenshot from a hashtag search on Twitter. Find some good reading here.|
Yesterday, I caught Chantell's mention of the Draftback extension. She writes:
“It's like going back in time to look over your own shoulder as you write.” Another teacher explained that her district first started using Draftback as a tool to “catch” students plagiarizing papers. Draftback will easily illustrate big blocks of text pasted into a student’s writing,Dani and I were working on our presentation on Backchanneling in Secondary Edu for Ednado yesterday. We wanted to show how her students used a collaborative Google Doc to take class notes during a lesson. Draftback was the perfect too for this--it is fantastic.
As usual, I didn't expect to write so much, but I'm definitely finding blogging to be cathartic after a long work day and week. Thanks, #AprilBlogaDay for helping me realize it. I'm going to be a bit briefer on the next few, but the quality is just as high.
Finally, a few posts back Mike wrote about the transition toward becoming an administrator, titling the post, "My Journey Through the Dark Side." I love his honesty and passion that comes through. It's awesome to be able to know it's time to make a change and then do something about it.