Ben, Happy to hear that you think it is good enough to present again. If asked I will be happy to. I am also working on a new session titled Free is Good part Deux - Taking it to the Web. Nice job with the MACUL Space. Good idea. I would like to invite all the past presidents to have a space. If you can get your hands on their email addresses I would be happy to assist.
Ben - Nice to be a part of this. It's my first social networking experience. Kevin Galbraith and I have a running discussion about whether or not I need to do this. Maybe it's my age but I can't quite get myself to latch on to this format the way others seem to. I really am looking forward to connecting with others.
I guess I needed that reminder that I have a dream job. I wear many hats, develop technology projects, train staff K-12, introduce new tech tools. teach afterschool classes, work on every curriculum committee... It doesn't feel like the end of the year, too much to do. You're clos, we should get together and see if we can get some cross district sharing going.
I felt something like a trespasser, being from VA and all, but I wanted to see what you were up to. It's a really good idea. I've got a good friend on the board of VSTE (the Va version of MACUL) and I might push this idea to her. Although, we got a VSTE forum that last year and it was a big deal so we're kind of easing into things :)
It looks really good. I am impressed. I like this style of site because it seems to relax people and lead to more instantaneous response/conversations. It also seems to bring in a lot of people who don't participate otherwise. It's very nice for getting groups like this together.
Ben, Thanks for leaving the comment on my page. I'm having fun learning to navigate around the site. I think this will be a fantastic way to keep connecting to educators. I had a great time presenting at MACUL and hope to do so again next year.
Thank you for the welcome! Being connected with technology oriented groups opens the door to great ideas. I share these ideas with my students. Students who study World Languages (foreign languages), ESL, ELL, etc. make tremendous gains by using appropriate technology. It's great being able to network with others on this site.
7 years ago Infotech was split about 50-50 as far as the time spent on library stuff and technology. It has evolved into at least 75-25 tech heavy, especially in the upper grades with research and projects taking the most time. However, in the lower grades and to an extent the upper grades, we are using technology to better understand the fiction we read on the library side of things.