I’m taking two online courses in Educational Technology this semester, both of which go toward some graduate certificate or the other that I’d like to earn in addition to my MA. I probably wouldn’t be detouring into certificate land if there were any classes for my MA available, but there aren’t, so there we are.
Anyway, one of my classes (“Integrating Technology into the Classroom Curriculum,” although I keep trying to say Education instead of Technology) requires that I keep a blog with mandated posts each week. I hemmed and hawed, but ultimately decided that I didn’t want to use my existing edublog for this purpose. It wouldn’t be the end of the world if my anonymity over there got shattered, but I’d like to hang onto it as long as I can.
In conclusion: I’ve set up a dedicated EDTECH blog called Half-Bakered Ideas. (It was just “Kate Baker Thinks About Educational Technology,” but Mom made fun of my inspired title, so I had to get creative.) It isn’t likely to be very interesting, but it should be… uhm… informative? Educational? Technological? Full of… cupcakes?
Feel free to read. And please, forgive me if my posting (and noveling) gets a little sporadic. I’ve never taken online courses before, and I’m not sure what it’s going to do to my mental energy levels.