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Something New….

Today is the first day of my first blog. I had been thinking about this for awhile, but a trip to the library made the decision final. It odd, but it was the fact that my 17 year old daughter did not know how to use a card catalog (which is now on computer) that made me see that I needed to start a blog. I was amazed at the fact that this kid can zoom all over the internet, tweet, facebook, etc. but had no idea how to look up a book on a specific subject and find it on the shelves. So, I taught her. We homeschool now, but for most of her school years she was in public school. I am guessing the library was just a place to work on homework. Anyway, as I thought about our lesson on the way home it occured to me- she probably thinks the same thoughts about me as she watches me limp around the cyberworld. So, it was settled I must enter fully into this era of communication. What an interesting journey I am sure this will be. It only took me 30 minutes to figure how to post a message on by blog. I must say I felt a bit smug that Cheyenne did not know how to help me. I often think as I am teaching my children at home’ “Who is the teacher around here?” There is much I learn from them.

5 thoughts on “Something New….”

  1. Holly

    Welcome to HomesteadBlogger! Glad you’re here!

    I am a homeschool mama too–your statement is so true–some days I wonder who is teaching who around here as well!

    Look forward to reading more of your posts šŸ™‚

    ~Lisa

  2. Welcome to HSB. I know what you mean about computers, etc. I am having my youngest learning some things about building a simple website. I also am trying to branch out and learn along with her.

    Have a great day.

    ~Cheryl

  3. Hi! You are doing great! I learned about the internet while working in a library before I came home to be with my kids. The librarian insisted we all learn the card catalog but she also moved us to a computerized database and the card catalog quickly got moved into a dusty corner, sort of sad.
    I’m a homeschooler too and I’m amazed at the technology that is available to my kids. They all have learning disabilities due to their life before adoption so I’m VERY thankful for it, but I’m a bit sad for the old ways too.
    All that to say – good for you!! You are a great example to your students that we all need to keep learning!

  4. Welcome to HSB. I homeschool as well (all in younger grades). I have no idea to use the card catalog at the library either (on computer). I am not up to date with all this tech. yet either.LOL. I keep wondering why my library did not keep the old system in place for us tech. challenged people and have the computer kind for all the other people…LOL. I hope you enjoy your time here and make many new friends šŸ™‚

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