It will be great to see Tim later today, and the fun has already started here in SF. Training with Bryan Bell today, reception tonight, discussions tomorrow. Here’s Tim’s pre-discussion thoughts:
I’m accelerating toward putting the second version of our teacher’s hands on Friday, so I won’t have time to flesh out a few ideas I wanted to kick out before edBlogger on Sunday, so here’s a quick list of thoughts:
When will the Salam Pax of the American urban public high school appear?
And will he or she get a trip to the Ivy League for their trouble?
Should we try to write a grant to fund an open source project to create the kind of content management system needed to do classroom blogging on a large scale?
It may take tools designed for use in the Third World to solve the technological problems of inner-city schools.
We should really avoid talking about our own blogs.
If I start going off about OPML or RDF or any other obscure technical issue, send me to the time-out room.
Overall, I have a really good feeling about this meeting.
I agree…this shouldn’t be about our own spaces. These conversations should have one goal in mind, to advance our use of Web logs in the classroom and in schools. This will be the first time that we’ll have this size group of people in the same room all focused on education and schools. I’m feeling good about all of this too.
By the way, Tim has started a blog for NCTE…