So today was a finish line of sorts…once I get home (if I get home) tonight, I’m staring seven weeks of R&R in the face starting tomorrow, and I have to say, I’m ready. It’s been such a treat for me to travel around the country (and the world) and meet so many interesting and dedicated people, but the last couple of months have been crazy, and next year is already shaping up to be just as nuts. I want to do some more reflection on my travels this fall, but for now I’m ready to take a break from it all.
But today outside of Chicago, something really funny and weird happened. I was giving a workshop and wanted to demo the ease with which you could post photos to Flickr from a camera phone. So I took this picture:
Just minutes after that photo went up, Michael Stephens posted this photo in the comments noting that he had taken it during a training session he gave this weekend:
Now is that just freaky or what? Same exact room. Same exact angle. Perfect example for my workshop on how the connections on the Web work these days.
Anyway…here’s hoping the plane takes off on time…
Carol Merrill says
Hi Mr. Richardson,
I enjoyed your workshop today and I found it easy to incorporate today’s class picture into my blog site…I agree that it is freaky how connected the Web can be…wow! Thanks for all your helpful ideas and enjoy your vacation. I’m experimenting with some things tonight that we covered. Again, thanks!
Dave Sherman says
I really enjoyed your workshop today. Hearing you for the second time was good for me because there is so much to learn about blogging, wikis, RSS, etc. It is going to take me a while to truly internalize all of this new information. You probably hear this a lot, but I am really excited about this new (new for me, anyway) way of communicating with educators and others all over the world. I am motivated to keep pushing ahead with my new blog. I enjoy posting my thoughts, and I will keep reading other people’s blogs to help me with ideas to improve my work as a principal and as a blogger.
Have a relaxing vacation!
Love sweet serendipity!
So first thought was, “neat! same shot, different person, different time!”
Second was, “Same *old* classroom model- students locke in rows, hidden behind screens. Our spaces for computer learning activity are still 19th century planning models.”
Seth Bowers says
Here’s Will at that workshop! (you’ll have to scroll down)
Great workshop. Thanks.