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What is the value to me?
What are some of the challenges ?
Where do I get inspiration from?
How do I make it easier for myself?

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  • Why blog? David TrussPair-a-Dimes for Your Thoughts http://pairadimes.davidtruss.com
  • Intentions:Understanding challenges & value.Provide supporting strategies. Links to explore!
  • Intentions:Understanding challenges & value.Provide supporting strategies. Agenda: • Introduction • Inspiration • Perspiration • Reward
  • My blog: A place to put my thoughts on Education, Technology, and Learning.
  • A journal that I share….
  • A journal that I share…. With the world!
  • My blog is…Head Inside: Brain Wash by ArtWerk / Yanko
  • we need more of it. By wei never sleeps / Wei on flickr
  • Where I spend time learning!Where I meaningfully connect to other educators! Where I challenge myself to improve!
  • Agenda:• Introduction• Inspiration• Perspiration• Reward
  • 1. Reading other blogs. (I use Flipboard to read blogs I’ve saved in a Google Reader folder.)
  • 2. Twitter. I follow #hashtags like #cpchat (Connected Principals Chat)
  • 3. Learning. I often write about things I’ve learnedfrom Pro-D sessions, books, TED Talks & meetings.
  • 4. Things that happen at school.Events, highlights, lessons, challenges.
  • 5. Community or world events.(Trends, news, inspiration & special events.)
  • 3 Minute chat:What would or could you blog about?
  • 3 Minute chat:What would or could you blog about? Inspiration from: Other bloggers Twitter Learning experiences School events Community/World events
  • Agenda:• Introduction Posts per month• Inspiration• Perspiration• Reward
  • Where do you find the time?(It does take time, here are some efficiencies that help.)
  • 1. Watch less TV 2. Write about things you think about anyway. 3. If you enjoy writing,it doesn’t feel like work.
  • 1. Watch less TV 2. Write about things you think about anyway. 3. If you enjoy writing,it doesn’t feel like work.
  • Create some efficiencies: Blogsy (iPad app)You can add pictures, videos and web links right from Blogsy,I usually use it to start Draft ideas that I write later on my laptop.
  • Create some efficiencies: Quick Notepad memos
  • Create some efficiencies: Record ideas on the go.
  • Create some efficiencies: Send ideas to yourself. From Flipboard (Star it) Share on Twitter, then ‘Favorite’ it. Email it to yourself. Use an app to save it and ‘read later’.
  • Create some efficiencies:Keep ideas in your ‘Drafts’.
  • LOSE THE FEAR! Take the leap…
  • LOSE THE FEAR! Take the leap… Push the button!
  • “We can never know the totality of our influence in the world, or what conversations happen in response to our work.” Bud Hunt Splash! By Luke Peterson Photography You wouldn’t be in the positionyou are in today, if you didn’t have something worth sharing.
  • Agenda:• Introduction• Inspiration• Perspiration• Reward
  • Idea Bank – (Store ideas I’ve thought about)1-stop shop for sharing my ideas on: Homework, Zero’s, Late Penalties, Grades, Testing, 1:1, BYOD, Facebook, Pro-D, Parents as partners…
  • Idea Bank – (Store ideas I’ve thought about)1-stop shop for sharing my ideas on: Homework, Zero’s, Late Penalties, Grades, Testing, 1:1, BYOD, Facebook, Pro-D, Parents as partners… I often: Google search my name & topics I’ve written about. I seldom: Send people links to my blog posts, I usually just copy/paste my ideas to share them.
  • Comments – Moving from journal to conversation! Offer “Thanks” Share Agreement Provide Disagreement (challenge ideas in a good way) Add value (and new learning) Suggest new directions (new posts)
  • Connections – We don’t need to learn in isolation! Conversations in the room andacross the world. My learning is OPEN…
  • How can you use a blog to enhance your learning? The World through your eyes on flickr by The eclectic Oneironaut / Rubén Pérez
  • Thank you! David TrussPair-a-Dimes for Your Thoughts http://pairadimes.davidtruss.com