Saturday, February 03, 2007

Where to From Here?

I am assuming that if you are a microbiologist you look at the world through the microscopic lens, wondering about the microbes in your area. If you are a Reading Specialist, you probably view the world through the literacy lens. At this point, in my life I am looking at the world through the technology lens and I can simply say there is a great deal to see.

I am hooked, there is no doubt, that the implications of using technology with students is so powerful. I listen to guys like Alan November, who suggests that America's work ethic does not compare to the students around the world. Thomas Friedman, the author of the World is Flat suggests there is a quiet crisis and we, "America" needs to get going to be globally competitive.

I got all this. So, what's next? Where do I go from here? This is what I have done to jump on board the "global revolution." I have:

1. Purchased a MacBook and iPod
2. Created a blog both for personal use and professional.
3. Designed a wiki to collaborate with colleagues on a grant writing process
4. Began recording students writing samples with the intent to create a podcast.
5. Subscribed to a few podcasts.
6. began reading other blogs and leaving comments.
7. Created a bloglines account.

Where do I go from here? Do I keep on keeping on? I think at this point I need to create a vision of where I would like to go on a professional level. I would love to continue pushing the bounds of my limited knowledge base and continue to appropriately challenge my students.