I had the great pleasure of spending a couple of hours with about 40 Alabama teachers yesterday during an Elluminate online conference session that I gave on Blogs in the Classroom. Even better, Darren Kuropatwa came in for a guest appearance and talked a bit about his experiences. I have to say that despite finding Elluminate to be somewhat chaotic what with hands going up and chat rooms and all sorts of functionality, it’s a great way of reaching out to people where they are, bringing them together in a very supportive and easy environment, and having some great conversation. It’s just another one of those tools that gives me a whole bunch of optimism for the uses of technology in our classrooms and a great example of how quickly things are changing. Thanks to Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach, John Norton, and Cathy Gassenheimer with the Alabama Best Practice Center for inviting me.