Monday, December 15, 2014

What I’ve been thinking about in 2014

It’s the last week of school in 2014.  At this time last year I remember looking back on the year and discovering that out of the 4 years that I had been blogging, 2013 was the year that I wrote the fewest blog posts (which was a surprise to me at the time).  In the previous years I’d written about 250 posts each year, however in 2013 I wrote only around 164, and as of now, in 2014 I’ve written 170.  There has definitely been a change in the way I blog since moving from Switzerland to India.  In Switzerland I blogged so much because I couldn’t share my ideas at school.  In India I’m sharing my ideas at school all the time, and then refining them, and then blogging, probably in a deeper way, about the resulting thoughts.

Yet this year has also been the year when I’ve had the most readers of my blog.  At this time last year, after 4 years of blogging, I’d just reached the half million reader mark.  Now I have almost 700,000 readers, which is a huge increase in a year.  The posts that are most popular continue to be those about the SAMR model - posts I wrote in 2010 and 2011 as I was exploring this new way of looking at tech integration.  Other popular posts include those about technology integration and the role of a tech integration specialist or coach.

Before last year I never blogged about coaching - yet last year has seen a huge number - over 70 - posts about coaching.  Other things I’ve blogged a lot about last year include global trends that will impact education, leadership and professional learning.  Over the next few days I’m going to review my thinking and reflect on my learning this year.  I’m looking forward to sharing these thoughts over the next few blog posts.

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1 comment:

  1. Keep on thinking and blogging Maggie! People are listening! And I have been astounded by how often you write posts . . . please keep it up!