7 years of blogging!

It was 7 years ago to the day that I started writing this blog.  It is amazing how time has flown.   2013 now seems like a distant memory and an age away.     In terms of distance my location in 2013 is around 7000 km away.   I remember being sat in our villa in Al Ain in the UAE, sat on the bed in the bedroom watching TV but with my laptop to hand when I suddenly decided to start a blog and to share thoughts and ideas with the world.   I think part of the driving force behind my decision to start a blog was wanting to share some of the content I had used, or was intending to use, in presentations.   I also wanted to try and give back to the education community having previously been happy to make use of others’ blogs, and of social media, to get ideas and resources from.

Since then I have shared a variety of content and have found myself revisiting why I was sharing.   This marks my 273rd post.   My focus continues to be to share ideas with the hope that someone will find it useful or maybe even insightful, but also to share things for myself to help me better reflect on my thinking processes and outlook when looking back from some point in the future.   I suspect it is in providing insight to my future self where my blog has been most successful.

I look a bit older (and am a little heavier and greyer in hair) now however I continue to enjoy discussing and sharing ideas in relation to education and EdTech in particular.   I therefore look forward to continuing to find time and to share ideas and I hope that for some at least it proves to have some value.





Author: garyhenderson2014

Gary Henderson is currently the Director of IT in an Independent school in the UK. Prior to this he worked as the Head of Learning Technologies working with public and private schools across the Middle East. This includes leading the planning and development of IT within a number of new schools opening in the UAE. As a trained teacher with over 15 years working in education his experience includes UK state secondary schools, further education and higher education, as well as experience of various international schools teaching various curricula. This has led him to present at a number of educational conferences in the UK and Middle East.

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