2) I liked Shelly's approach and instruction since Day 1 of this course, but I had no idea what I was getting into, and what the whole concept behind a "Paperless Classroom" was. On the first day of class I was skeptical about why and how this would even be worthwhile/beneficial in addition to the mounds of extra work we need to do for the classroom. I did keep an open mind....eventually got bit by the SM bug, but still have more to do to get involved and build my PLN!
3) I posted a comment on an article on tech education...Check out the article and comments on Weblogg-ed at this link. Here's a copy of my comments below:
"At the start of each school year, instructors across all grade levels are encouraged to introduce their set of rules and expectations in a positive list of "Do's" rather than a negative list of "Don'ts". This way, we can set the year off on a more nurturing and positive note, instead of making students feel like they are always breaking a rule or up against authority -- their teachers who care about their growth as students and young individuals. This philosophy aligns well with what Will promotes here, so I definitely agree!"