The POD’s are Coming! BLC09

The Presentation: The POD’s are Coming View more presentations from David Truss. This is a story I think all educators need to hear. The question I wonder is, ‘Am I telling it in a way that they will listen?’ I told this story at BLC09 last week, and I’ll share some of my experience there before getting back to that question. —– The Conference: It is hard to describe a conference like Alan November’s Building … Continue reading

Learning in Louisiana

I had the opportunity to join a team from November Learning last week in Louisiana. Our fearless leader Jim Wenzloff, with GPS in hand, brought together Seth Bowers, Lainie Rowell, Howie DeBlasi and I, and set us up to present the world of Blogs, Wikis, Podcasting, PLN’s and other Web2.0 tools to groups of teachers divided up by grade groupings. The teachers were great! Their school year just ended and there they were all ready … Continue reading

Reflections: Visit Counts, Technorati, Comments and Ego: A Good, Bad, and (almost) Indifferent Post

An honest look at my blog. The Good: • This site, elgg.net, is not going to be called EduFilter (seems my e-mail wasn’t the only complaint). Elgg is now EduSpaces, a name a number of us recommended – though I bear no claim to my voice being listened to since I also offered a dozen other alternatives. The Bad: • All my links to the site need changing, this isn’t necessary since elgg rather than … Continue reading

The Web2.0 Prophecy: An Adventure

Originally posted: March 13th, 2007 Reflection upon re-reading and re-posting: Until now I have been adding my reflection at the end of these re-posts. However, I thought with this post it should come first. Why? Because it is important that I share the date of the original post before quoting other bloggers who were expressing views/moods they may not currently hold. Of all my posts, this one really seems forward thinking and, well, prophetic. We … Continue reading

Kidnapped!

A Typical Day… Last Thursday started out as a typical day. I was supervising my Athletics Leadership group as they ran their first lunch-time 3-on-3 basketball games… the event went well with participants and spectators from all grades. Right at the warning bell for the end of lunch, another teacher came to me and, with a serious look, said, “Didn’t you hear the announcement there is an important meeting for all teachers in the staff … Continue reading