Healthy dialogue and learning through blogs
I admit having been slow to embrace staring at a computer screen more as a means to learning and participating in professional dialogue. Two years ago I could honestly say that I did not know what a blog was – or why it would benefit me. Today is different. An understanding of how to use a "reader" site and a bit of time invested in finding bloggers who challenge my thinking have made me a believer.
Today while skimming through a blog post I ran across a link to a blog written by a math teacher who seemed to be taking a shot at prominent blogger Scott McLeod. Her elequent post and the comments that followed (including a comment from Scott) paint a wonderful picture of how blogs can indeed be a rich arena for dialogue, debate, and conversation. The post called Dr. Strangeblog, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Scott McLeod is a great read for those questioning the value of this venue (and don't forget to read the comments). To Kate Nowak, a math teacher of 4 years, thank you for initiating the conversation!