Image – tagxedo
Why do I blog? Let me give you my five best reasons:
1. I can focus in detail on learning something or I can explore something in detail.
2. I can share some good classroom practice and ideas and receive good information back in return.
3. I can share knowledge and information and contribute to a global pool.
4. I can think with my fingers which helps me to better process information. As a teacher I have a head full of information. It is nice to be able to get it out there on the blog and have a look at it.
5. The 5th reason only became apparent to me recently. I can have a transferable bank of knowledge and information which I can update and re-use. I packed up an old blog and sent the xml file to a new site and set it up and sorted through it. It was like moving house. I had a chance to see things in a new way, put familiar things in a new setting and get on with a different way of looking at that subject matter. None of the work or input had been lost. So a blog can be a living archive of what you are doing and when the time comes all of that can be transported to a new, more appropriate home on the net.
NB: Tasmania was on my original tag cloud but has been masked by the border around the edge of the image.