I have fought against it, but I have to admit that I am blog-fading. There are several reasons for this, so I think I will share this with you.
1 – I don’t teach much journalism anymore. This year I’m down to two journalism classes – yearbook and broadcast journalism. I no longer teach newspaper, photojournalism or intro to journalism. I’m teaching many more technology applications classes – desktop publishing, web design and video tech. Next year I mostly likely will add Digital Art and Animation.
2 – I’m more involved outside of school, both in my son’s scout pack and my church. That leaves less time to blog.
3 – I’m using my district’s Moodle server and much of what I used to post here, I now put up there. I really enjoy my Moodle, and I wish there was a place to back it up online or a way to share it without taxing the district servers. If I find it, I promise to share.
4 – Economic, my former two-income household is a one income household and I’ve been spending more time helping mi esposa find a new job in this wreck of an economy. Texas laid off tens of thousands of teachers and so, finding a teaching gig is not easy with 4-5 applicants for every new job.
So, at least for the near future, this blog will go dormant. I will leave it up for those who still find it useful and may occasionally post something here. I hope to share more via Twitter – you can follow me at teach_j.