March 21, 2006

How I Spent My Spring Break

SDSU had its break last week to free up parking places for the NCAA games held here. How did it go? Am I tanned, ready and rested? God no.

First up was the CUE conference in Palm Springs, where I did two sessions. One of them GeoTeleWikiPodBlogCasting for Understanding, went especially well. I drove back from Palm Springs through a wild hail storm, or was it snow? and went home long enough to pack different clothes and head out for a red-eye to Maine, where I did a keynote and full day of workshops for the Maine Learning Technology Initiative, the group that put a laptop in the hands of every middle school kid in the state.

Then another long day in the air to get home and work on the webquest.org site. A few weeks ago my hosting provider shut down all access to the site because my 19000 registered users were hitting it too hard. They politely asked me to move. That turned out to be no small task, as the site has over 20,000 directories, and 6 separate databases. I spent the second half of the break getting all that underway.

Then, by Saturday, it was time for the first session of the Educational Podcasting course which was great fun but also great work. I was looking forward to crashing at home for awhile before resuming the site-moving work. But then, just as class was ending June got the call that her Mom had fallen again and broken her shoulder. So instead of home there were hours in the emergency room and lots of shlepping back and forth to get drugs.

So now the break is over and I'm almost done resurrecting the WebQuest site. If I have another break like this, I might break.

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4 Comments:

At 4:07 PM, LoisW said...

I see what you mean, about having no break, Bernie. I will feel your pain all too soon, as I spend my spring break in the hospital. But I did score a notebook from Dell so I can stay up to speed on the class and get my movie and webquest done. Hang in there and don't take any more breaks! Lois

 
At 6:11 PM, Mystic Thunder said...

Hmmm. Well that's intresting...

OFFTOPIC. Post some more :p your topics are intresting! Oh also could you pre register an account for me called Mystic? Or could you just validate Mystic Thunder? Please do so! my email is somewhere atm

When I'm mean that I mean do that in the forums!

 
At 3:26 PM, Philip Molebash said...

GeoTeleWikiPodBlogcasting...hilarious! I wish I was the one to come up with that one. Too bad for you, I already registered GeoTeleWikiPodBlogcasting.com/org/net/us.

 
At 4:12 PM, Mr. Floyd said...

I saw that (GeoTele....) session at TCEA. It was great. One of those deals where there needed to be more time. I look forward to more in the future, Dr. Dodge. Take the Podcasting course online, would ya? I am going to look through your resources. I look forward to the Ed Tech doctorate if SDSU ever gets that ready to go as a distance learning degree.

 

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