(A moment of reflection)
I have three tech chore lists going:
- the regular (mostly maintenance) chores,
- the “keep up” and “keep advancing” with tech changes chores,
- and the end of school year chores.
Blogging is actually on the “keep up” and “keep advancing” list. At least, that’s where it was when I started blogging. Re-evaluating where it belongs is on my end of school year chore list.
My end of school year chore list has a lot of annual maintenance (back up or clear out files, clean up desktops (oh, those icons!), write the annual thank you letters to tech volunteers). It includes reflection and planning (what worked, what didn’t work, review the AUP and bullying pieces, who do I need to reach differently).
There are a lot of reflective pieces, and planning pieces, in the “keep advancing” chore list, too. Finding teacher planning and training time to integrate and support the advances is always a big piece of this.
Challenges include not letting the regular chore list crowd out the others! Our school year’s almost over, and my “teacher” chore list includes writing Individualized Student Evaluations for all of the students at our school. But, I’ve given myself a brief hour here to look at the other chore lists, hence this little post!