As is often the case with bloggers, the more active I get offline (or IRL, to those in the know), the less active I tend to be online, or at least on time- and thought-intensive pursuits like blogging. As usual, I have a few post ideas brewing, but at the moment I’m lacking the time and cognitive fortitude to commit thought to paper (or whatever this is).
In the meantime, please allow me to direct your attention to some projects to which I’ve had the pleasure and honor of contributing:
- Terry Freedman’s The Amazing Web 2.0 Projects Book is a free e-book describing over 80 Web 2.0 projects developed and implemented by teachers in classrooms around the world. Head over to his download page for more details (and check out my write-up on the wiki created by my Honors British Literature class on page 70!).
- As I’ve mentioned before, I was a presenter at last November’s Technology Integration Showcase at the NJEA Convention in Atlantic City, NJ. During my eight-hour shift on the floor of High Tech Hall, I was interviewed about social Web tools for educators for an episode of Classroom Closeup NJ. You can watch the segment on the Tech Integration Showcase here (my bit runs from about 2:15 to 3:20).
- The Cooperating Teacher Leadership Network is an initiative based out of my grad school alma mater, Rider University. The declared purpose of the group is to celebrate and support the folks who work closest with student teachers, but I think over time the positive impact of a group like this will ripple further into the entire teacher training program at Rider, with other universities hopefully to follow. We’re in the process of planning a two-day conference for June 29-30 of this year, so if you’ll be in the Lawrenceville, NJ area this June and think you might be interested, check out our brochure (direct link to PDF). Our Facebook fan page is still new and low on content, but feel free to become a fan if you’d like to see what we get up to in the coming weeks and months.
Add to this a few presentations I have coming up and a collaborative research project that I am very excited about, and my dance card is pretty darn full through the end of the school year. I just hope I can stay focused as the seasons change and the weather draws me out of my winter hibernation!