(That’s me on stage, introducing one of the speakers.)
There are some great teacher blogs out there that are written by international teachers. Check out Jeff Utecht's The Thinking Stick. He gave a fantastic presentation on how to get started with podcasts, which inspired me to get my kids to use podcasts for their upcoming poetry unit. Another one worth checking out is Doug Johnson's "The Blue Skunk Blog".
This week, "Shamash Says" turned one year old. There was no candle on a cake, but instead a birth: to twins! Shamash stayed up till the wee hours of the morning creating two sister professional blogs, and they have all their fingers and toes.
"Shamash Says" began as an experiment to see if a non-tech-geek English teacher could maintain a personal blog. A year ago, Shamash barely knew what the word “blog” meant, yet alone how to act on one. So she entered the blogosphere a bit naïve, and completely unprepared for how blogging would revolutionize her life.
To this day, Shamash knows the names and faces of but two friends who blog. The rest: she met in the blogosphere.
Sometime last night, Shamash Says had it's 10,000th hit. My regular readers will remember what happened in May, which was somehow more significant than this number. I'm not sure why. The 10,000th hit came via this yahoo search. Thanks to all of you who take time to read Shamash Says, and especially those who take the time to comment. Blog on!
"Five years from now, professors won't need to be convinced that some academic blogs can be considered scholarly sources. And in ten years? Educators won't be relying solely on university libraries to find an article that has been peer reviewed. By then, the educational academia will have caught up with the professionals who work in law, politics, and journalism."