I was recently surprised and excited to be listed by Sheri Edwards as an educator who inspired her this week. What a compliment! Much of her post centers around #etmooc and building something even more meaningful than a professional or personal learning network – a professional learning NEIGHBORHOOD – an idea started by Ben Wilkoff.
Although I don’t feel like I can take on #etmooc this year, I was inspired to share a “map” of my learning neighborhood by updating my blogroll. When I first started blogging 20 months ago, I didn’t have much of a neighborhood, but it didn’t take long to find one. With not many contacts of my own, I depended on other people’s suggestions to find professionals to connect with. After reading Sheri’s post, I realized it was my responsibility to share with those who stumble upon my blog suggestions of other blogs that they might be able to learn from and enjoy.
My first neighbors:
Through those first neighbors, I have found a wonderful community. Some of these blogs I found and recently as today, and others I have followed for a while, but all are worth a read!
Books in the Middle — Bernice Homel
Color Wheel Symphony — JoAnn Jacobs
Day’s Class Notes – Barbara Day
Grade Six Teacher “Extraordinaire” — Lorraine Boulos
Laura Gilchrist.blogspot — Laura Gilchrist
Learning is Change — Ben Wilkoff
Integrating Technology: My Journey — Gallit Zvi
rhonimcfarlane — Rhoni McFarlane
Sing Imagination — Yoon Soo Lim
The Educator’s Café – Debbie Fucoloro
If you have a blog, add it in the comments here so I and others can check it out! I would also love if people would share their own blogrolls here. I am always trying to build a bigger neighborhood.