Personally, I have been blogging for over a year now. I have set up personal blogs to share my experiences with my friends back home since I have moved to the other side of the world. I have set up blogs as part of my Masters degree where I reviewed a few iPad apps and Web 2.0 applications. I have also set up blogs to share my views about ICT uses in the classroom.
As part of my teaching, I make use of blogging to give students an experience of what it means to be authoring content on the Internet and what are the necessary rules/protocols they have to keep in mind as digital citizens. I also make use of blogging in the classroom to create whole-class resources for a specific unit of work. Finally, I have my own subject blog that I maintain regularly: AIA DRAMA BLOG
I have always been a reflective teacher. I am the type of teacher that constantly reflects on his practice, finding ways to improve and develop my skills as an educator. Sometimes, that can be rather taxing, and it can be a source of stress. Other times, it has driven me to grow and develop as a teacher.
I have been lurking on social media like Twitter (@moash245) for a while now, just following websites such as: Edutopia, WeAreTeachers and Web 2.0 Classroom, and retweeting good articles and resources. I have come across a huge range of resources that have contributed greatly to my professional development. I am now more confident to start sharing my reflections with the world, in my quest to become a more connected educator. I have learnt a lot through my teaching experience, and I still have a lot more to learn. I would like to share my experiences with others and invite their views, perspectives, advice and ideas. That is why I have decided to transfer my reflections from a private journal that no one else sees, to a blog that is visible to the world and that allows other educators to pitch in and help me grow and learn more.