Create a Blog

After reviewing the blog sites listed in this reading, I tried a couple and settled on WordPress. Although the site does much of the work for you, I had to do a lot of reading and studying to customize the site. I have spent several hours working on my site and found it complicated and frustrating at times. I am still not completely happy with my blog and need to learn more about how the blog site works.

Becoming a member of the TOOL digital learning community (DLC) is exciting. I look forward to the skills I will learn and the people I will meet. As a member of this DLC, I will become a more effective teacher. Online learning is experiencing exponential growth and being a part of this environment is exciting.


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Crossing the Bridge

Moving from traditional face to face (f2f) instruction to online instruction is challenging. Although good teaching is good teaching, connecting with students online requires a different set of skills. The Georgia Virtual Learning Open Online Teacher Training (TOOL) equips teachers to make this transition. This blog will document my experience as I work my way through the five requisite skills within the TOOL framework to become an effective online teacher. Each skill is a category on this blog: Participate, Navigate, Communicate, Create, and Evaluate.  Join me as I learn the skills needed to teach in a digital world.



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