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.



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,

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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