For a couple of years I have tossed around the idea of blogging and experimented with several different blogs.
I learnt how to embed images in my me.edu.au blog at http://me.edu.au/b/cecily/entry/to_blog_or_not_to.
I discovered how easy it is to take photos with my iphone and then send them to a blog at http://iphonesnapper.blogspot.com/.
I recorded my learning at a conference in a blog post at http://me.edu.au/b/cecily/entry/up_the_track_in_darwin and wrote several blog posts late in 2009 to support participants in a workshop by providing links to useful resources.
I was inspired to put my thoughts about web 2.0 tools into writing in September 2009 in a blog post entitled Why not start with the tool and used a blog post to describe several web 2.0 tools and their application to education earlier in 2009.
So what now? I think I am ready to combine all my blogging experiments and learning into one place. My aim as a participant in BlogFest 2010 is to establish a blog where I regularly try out different online tools and "tricks of the blogging trade". I also hope to use this blog to reflect on my learning and professional development. My purpose is not only to learn about blogging but also to encourage some discussion about online tools with an educational focus and how they can be used to foster creativity and higher order thinking. I am hoping for lots of comments and contributions of ideas from other BlogFest participants and bloggers in general.