School’s out! Now a summer with the kids…this one ought to be really interesting what with everything else going on. One day at a time.
From the They’re out There; We Just Gotta Find ‘Em Dept: Joe Luft of Brooklyn International School’s comment on the previous post proves what I’ve been thinking, that there are more teachers out there using weblogs. We just have to connect with them. When Pat asks if I can come to SF, I’m thinking that while this summer may not be opportune, we should seriously think about some type of group event in the near future. As the technology gets more and more accessible, more and more teachers will sign on, and it would be great if we could organize into a real think tank/resource for all of this.
Another thing that kind of strikes me from Joe’s note is his pointer to Chris Lehmann at the Beacon School (nice page, again!) and his php open source project to facilitate weblogs for schools. (His school newspaper system is too easy!) It goes back to what program or platform is best, and it’s becoming more and more apparent that the answer is more about what’s available to you and what shore you land on first rather than a “best” practice. (Remember Pat’s history.) As much as this blows my socks off, I landed with Blogger first. It’s going to take more time and effort than I can give it (I think) to switch, until someone does it for me.