01 April 2016

Starting the #100DayProject - Day 001

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I have some pretty amazing friends who help inspire me to do great things. They are often making major changes to their classrooms and/or schools and they push me to try new things even if I'm a little nervous or scared to do it. And sometimes they even use peer pressure to get me to join them in their crazy antics as well. This is what has recently happened and now you all get to see how the latest round of "inspiration" turns out.

I was tagged in the following tweet from my good friend Stacey Lindes (@iruntech | iruntech.me) "inviting" me to join her in a crazy idea about making something for 100 days!

Maybe it was more like peer pressure-ing me into it, but either way it worked because starting today (this counts as Day 001) I will be posting something to this site daily until the very end, Day 100, on Saturday, July 9th!  Wow, I hope you're all ready for this because I'm kind of excited and nervous all at the same time. This is something that I have wanted to do for a while but yet have been nervous to commit to anything. Here goes nothing.

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Where did the idea for the #100DayProject come from? You can read more about it on TheGreatDiscontent.com/100days, but the gist of it is to get people making something for 100 days and see what they come up with. The original #100DayProject ran from April 6, 2015 until July 14, 2015, but Stacey thought we should start it again now and see what happens. I have always wanted to commit to writing more on this site and I figured this challenge was a great way to get me going.

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In order for me to actually do this successfully, I need to set some ground rules so I can have the positive outcome I'm hoping for. Not that I want to block myself into something too rigid and difficult, but I really want to set some boundaries for myself so I can be more successful in the long run. I don't want to fizzle out and quit part way through so I think the following rules will really help ME to achieve this goal!


  1. I will have at least 1 post per day on EdTechBabble.net tagged with #100DayProject. I may do more than one, but I have to post at least once per day.
  2. In order to make that happen, you may see all sorts of different things posted here besides just education or technology topics, but that's where the "babble" part of the title comes into play. 
  3. In order for it to be considered a "post" it has to have at least 1 paragraph of text that is my own writing, not just a quick picture or quote. I want to see if I can improve my writing by taking part in this challenge and this is a good way to keep me honest. You may see some link-posts where I am sending you to check out another great article from some other site, but I will still include at least a paragraph of my own commentary with the link. A great example of a link post is when I wrote about Making Space on iOS where I linked to an article that Bradley Chambers wrote about how to move things around to make more space on an iOS device. It was a great article and I still stand by the ideas he shared. 
I hope you all will consider joining in the crazy fun of making something for 100 days to see what you can come up with. And if you do, please be sure to tag it with #100DayProject so we can all see what great stuff you are making.

1 comment:

  1. This is a great way to start day 1. Not sure how I feel about the peer pressure comment, but I'm glad you're doing this with me any way you want to frame how you started.


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