Educators have been on a learning curve for more than one year by the time this last school year ended. We do love to learn, but that was a lot of learning! With new formats to contended with did you use existing tools in new ways or did you branch out to discover new tools for those new ways? Please share any new tools or new uses of previous tools. Welcome to Week 4 of the #8weeksofsummer Blog Challenge 2021.

Teachers adjusted to both asynchronous and synchronous teaching this past year. Each had a unique set of requirements to help a teacher succeed. The ping-ponging between face-to-face and distance was especially hard for some educators. Did you find a way to keep that constant change organized?

Share the idea of blogging with your colleagues as a way to process the full year of multiple formats. Take the ideas of the friends in this challenge and hopefully build a future teaching repertoire prepared for multiple formats!

The Prompt:

Describe new tools you discovered or mastered this year.

The Rules:

Have a Blog: You may blog on a traditional blog, podcast, or use Facebook; any platform with an independent URL for each post.

Write & Include:(1) This at the start of your post: “This post is week 4 of 8 in the #8WeeksofSummer Blog Challenge for educators.” and please link that sentence to
And (2) please use the hashtag #8weeksofsummer in social media shares of the post.

Comment on my Prompt: Post a link to your blog in the comments of each of HLT’s 8 blog prompts in a timely fashion (We are on vacation, and you may not even know which day it is, so let’s say within a couple weeks of posts 1-6).

This 2021 #8weeksofsummer blog challenge runs June 7 – July 31, 2020, and is for any educator. The challenge prompts educators with the opportunity of reflection. Each prompt asks them to blog about their reaction, thoughts, experiences with some facet of their professional practice.

Check June 7th and every Monday until July 31st for prompts.

Check on June 7th and every Monday until August 2nd for prompts. Any educator can participate in the 8 weeks of summer blog challenge. Successful completion of all 8 weeks commenting/linking back/sharing via social media will result in one entry into the drawing for $100 USD Amazon Gift card one week after July 31st – when teachers need it most!