Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Shift Happens

My husband, Steve, recently facilitated an online staff college entitled "Shift Happens". While I was not successful in completing the course (he did not give me credit), I was very impacted by the message conveyed in the video we were asked to view, "Shift Happens".

I've watched the video more than once, and it's really motivated me to think about things that I can do to reflect the exponential changes in technology. I was even firing off ideas to Steve in the middle of the tasting menu at Gramercy Tavern. Can you say excited?

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Getting Over It

Here is my first blog entry. Hooray! I have thought about this blog at great length. I've been thinking about it, at least since the beginning of the school year.

A little about my writing style...I love to purchase journals, but have a block about potentially long term, open-ended writing, and as a result, have many beautiful, untouched journals. I think the open-endedness scares me, and I like things to be perfect before letting anyone else see it. I've learned recently, courtesy of Reggie Rudolph, that it is my Concrete Sequential learning style. I must say in my defense though, I did purchase a five year journal at the start of last summer. That's right, five years! The format of the journal is perfect for me. For each calendar day, there are five blank entries, one for each of the five years. The blank entries are only six or seven lines each, which is perfect for me... I am able to see an end in sight. I am proud to report that I have journaled everyday since June 1, 2008.

Anyway, I'm sure that many a blog begin and end just like this. An introduction stating that the author is not good at writing, the author is very excited at the prospect of maintaining his/her writing, and maybe some crazy ideas of the topics that might be covered in this brand new blog.

I stated in the intro that I would use this blog as a source for all things techy at Cedar Hill. There is so much that I've sent via email or have somewhere in my personal drive that I've decided it's time to keep it in a central place, and maybe even share. :) (Not good at that either, it's my CS). I'd also like to chronicle the triumphs and defeats of the integrated projects we work on with the kids.

In closing, I'm getting over it... and so can you!

p.s.- The "liking things perfect before anyone sees it" affliction is very much in full force. Since my initial posted, I've already revised and edited several times!