Well, it’s off to NECC we go. I can’t believe how much Read/Write Web stuff is going on. As David’s quick research shows , it’s clear that we’re not the new kids on the block anymore. About time. We’ve got everything from “Blogging for Peace” to “Blogging for International Audiences” to “Blogging for Dinner.” Well, maybe not the last. A whopping 35 blog sessions in all. 31 for podcasting! Whoa!
My how far we’ve come.
Still, we’re only talking about a small percentage of educators who really understand what’s happening here. And the percentages of parents and businessmen and folks outside of education who we need to support these changes now more than ever are just as tiny.
At some point, we have got to start taking this message and this conversation beyond our education circles, because as much as we want to believe that change will come from within, it’s not going to happen quickly enough if we don’t start sending salvos in other directions. We need to find other blogs to comment on, other conferences to take the message to, other magazines to write for.
So I’m going to enjoy NECC this year and take some time to really just enjoy the progress that’s been made over the last two years and just be in awe of all the good teachers that are out there plugging away. But Atlanta in 2007 has to be more than San Diego in 2006. The message is getting out, now how do we turn that into real change?
See you at the convention center.