Some random thoughts and notes before we hit the woods for a few days:
Here’s a cool site on Educational Technology which was pointed to by Kairosnews (a very substantive site on edu tech and weblogs) which I heard about in an e-mail from Charlie Lowe of Florida State University. I like the site, and it uses something called PostNuke which he seems to like because of it’s wide ranging collaborative capabilities. (My discussion on software choices spurred him to write.) My brain is getting heavy from what is an ever-expanding menu of choices here. We’re going to need some real tech minds to help us sort all of this out and make it easy, which again is THE most important thing for edu-blogging (I hate that term) to really find acceptance. (I’m always reminded that pretty is nice but not essential…ease of use, ease of use, ease of use…)
The other very cool contact comes from Janet Coulon at McGraw-Hill who wants to sit in on my workshop this summer! She’s the executive producer for all Glencoe and SRA’s Web sites. She’s pestering her higher-ups that it’s time for them to start doing something with weblogs, and she’s looking for some help in explaining just what the potentials are here. The time is approaching for Chapter 1…who wants to help get this tome started?