I just participated in the introduction session on collaborate. It was really cool. I loved the interaction (although mine was minimal as I’m home with a baby). We were left with two questions, both of which I wish I had different answers to.
How do I share my learning?
I don’t. Not really. I share with colleagues. I share with learning teams in my district. I have shared at many pro-d sessions, both in district and outside. But these are all ‘private’. I’m not putting myself out there much. I’m not using the sharing to push myself. I’m hoping I can share more. By sharing more I will learn more. I guess one of my learning goals for etmooc is to learn how to share publicly, and to start doing it.
How do I contribute to the learning of others?
My answer here is probably even worse than the last one. I have commented on blogs occassionally. I have had a few conversations on twitter, although mostly I lurk. I do work really well with my colleagues. In fact there are a few of us at my school who really push each other’s learning. But ‘a few of us’ isn’t much. I could do better.
So rather than feeling bad about my answers, I’m going to use this etmooc blog to change my answers. Or at least that will be my goal for the next 10 weeks. If I do it successfully it will become a habit in that time. Right?