Saturday, 28 May 2011


Before the workshops for creating a website, I was interested in the process, but had little idea about how it happened, and not convinced that I would ever need to do so in my method area of music. Why would a teacher need their own website? I thought to myself, 'what a colossal waste of time and effort!'

However... like the interactive whiteboards, the more time I spend in the classroom and think about alternatives to the way I currently think and teach things, I find myself challenging myself to find new ways to do things. And, possibly more importantly, find a way that will connect with the ever bored teenagers who believe that me, at the ripe old age of 23, is old and unable to keep up with the technology times...

I am very much looking forward to developing my own website in the coming months to assist me in compiling my teaching resources for both myself and my students for the years to come. 

1 comment:

  1. Interesting post, Emma. I reckon you're on the right track and that having our own teaching-related website is going to be a win. But it also makes me wonder where, how and what we'd put up?
    I kinda blogged about this earlier (not very in depth) but, ultimately, I'm torn: I want to share my work and collaborate with people but I'm also wary about having stuff that I've put hours of work into there for people to use without me knowing about it.
    I think that I need to just chill out and accept that that is the nature of online teaching/learning: sometimes people are going to take your stuff and use it without permission/collaboration but that shouldn't take you away from all the awesome stuff that does happen.