March 01, 2005

The Longest Day

This is one for the record books. I got up at 5am in Phoenix to put the final touches on my keynote. Hoofed over to the convention center at 7:30, gave my presentation at 9:00. It went well, I think. The audience really didn't want to be there, as it was a required meeting for those who received the last round (ever?) of PT3 grants, so it was like trying to get a laugh at traffic school. A number of people who wanted copies of the slides... always a good sign.

Then back to the hotel and airport for a 1pm flight to San Diego. Taught my 4pm class (which was gratifying because I got them over a technical hump and now they're ready to make a million web pages.) Then June picked me up and got me back to the airport for an 8:15 flight. And now, comatosely tired but blogging with my last faint breath, I'm back in Phoenix, ready to enjoy the rest of the conference. More tales of interesting sessions to follow.

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At 5:31 PM, Tamara said...

Hey Bernie,
I am glad to see you're back. I hope you're doing well. I am teaching at Helix, first paid gig :) YAY!!

Oh, a little weird thing. I used to read my blog at the school during my prep, and often I am reading other teaching blogs and such. Well, today I discover they've blocked all .blogspot accounts.

I emailed our tech guy and he says these are "personal websites" and will no longer be accessible. Frankly, I think that stinks...what if I wanted to use blogs. Schools can be so picky.

Oh well, glad you're back,
Tamara

 
At 6:36 AM, Bernie Dodge said...

Wow. That's the first time I've heard about BlogSpot getting blocked. Fortunately, there's a new blog system designed just for education. See BlogMeister.

Your tech guy should have no reason to block that.

 
At 4:43 PM, amyemints said...

I was wondering if schools would have a big problem with blogging. I have mentioned it to a few teachers and they think it would be cool for the school to have it's own blog. I will have to check out BlogMeister! I guess I don't have to worry yet about being blocked, since I am the "tech guy" at my school:)

 
At 10:58 AM, Tamara said...

Hey again,

Actually, don't know what happened, but even after the tech's reply to me, it's no longer blocked. Hmmmm.

 

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