The Internet and I have reached a turning point in our relationship.
Don’t get me wrong–we’re not breaking up. I have adored the World Wide Web since we first met in the 1990s, and depend on it daily. I use Skype to talk to my family, download books to my Kindle, watch TV on my Slingbox, store my photos on Flickr, and collaborate with co-authors through e-mail.
I viewed the Internet in terms of what it could do for me.
What’s changed in our relationship is my attitude. Through TESOL’s Electronic Village Online, I met the Webheads in Action. The open, sharing attitude of Webheads shows the strength of approaching the Internet with an attitude of we–We are stronger, better teachers when we work together, share our knowledge, and connect with others.
This blog is one small part of my effort to be part of the teaching “We.” I’m definitely a work in progress, and I hope that you’ll help me grow by connecting and sharing your knowledge, too.