Identity Crisis

When I first started this blog almost two years ago, I really didn’t know what I was doing. I figured I would post a couple entries and never go back to it. While I haven’t been the most active blogger, I am up to 160 posts. I’ve hit topics about my students, classroom management, technology projects, union issues, and random stories about my kids. While I haven’t publized this blog (it is not linked from my homepage), I have posted my name and a simple search turns it up. I never wanted to be too specific about students or co-workers. No doubt some of my students have found it, but only one ever made a passing reference to it – so far. I understand the desire for some not to reveal their name (and have at times wished I could be more blunt), but that just wasn’t for me.

With the evolution of this blog I have decided that I need some sort of name change. I am still a history teacher, but I am also an educational technologist. Now that my district’s labor issues have been resolved, I see myself writing more and more about technology integration into the classroom. All the other topics are still far game, but this is the direction I have been going.

So far I have come up with:

  • a technology-using history teacher
  • a history teacher and an educational technologist

OK, so the my choices aren’t great. Any suggestions?

I’m also hoping to do switch over to wordpress once I figure this name thing out.

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7 thoughts on “Identity Crisis”

  1. How about THE : “Technology using History Educator” or “TechHisTeach”. Ok, as you can tell, I’m terrible at names too.

    Just out of curiousity, are you going to move to or using the wordpress software?


  2. Here are some suggestions:
    * Techno-Historian
    * Non-Luddite in the Classroom
    * Beyond Chalk
    * Teaching History in the 21st Century
    * New Age History without the Crystals
    * A Different Kind of History Teacher


  3. Or just A History Tech-er perhaps? Too corny?

    From Wikis to Waterloo? (I’m a sucker for alliteration)

    The Wide-World Web?

    I like that such a reputable blogger as yourself is able to consider such things. I’m not too keen on my blog’s name anymore either, but I’ve added on Spanish instead of technology…plus I’m a little more inert when it comes to such things.

    Good luck with the reinvention!


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