These updates really serve two purposes. One is for me. Like the before picture when you go on a diet, these videos will one day serve to remind me just how brutal I once was. I have no illusions of grandeur but continue to desire to be able to play for personal enjoyment. In that sense, I've already achieved it to a small degree. Documenting my learning via video is a useful and easy way to track progress. Outside of jotting down a few ideas to reflect upon, it's totally impromptu. I know, it's hard to tell. 😉
The second purpose is for modeling. I'm hopefully showing my students that learning is hard but fun and that being a reflective practitioner is something that will serve them well as they progress in their careers as life long learners. And teachers too.
I suppose there's a third purpose or outcome here is to demonstrate that by sharing your learning you open up the opportunity for others to join with you and teach. That people would take time to watch me struggle and offer support and advice is an illustration of using technology in transformational ways and is amazing. And when I say amazing, I mean amazing.
So here I am, still looking for support and moving forward.