Recently, on two separate occasions, my colleague and friend, Wesley Fryer asked if I would be willing to guest blog on Moving at the Speed of Creativity for the weekend. On both occasions I was planning to be at my cabin at Table Rock Lake. By design I do not have broadband Internet access and use as little technology as possible when I am there. Therefore, I declined, but third time a charm. This time Wes asked if I could take over his blog while he vacationed with his family. I agreed to do this and have agonized since Monday that not one new word has been posted. If you are reading this, it is probably because you are a regular and your RSS reader let you know that the content had been updated. By the way, Wes text messaged me earlier today and he and his family came down to Los Alamos to see a movie because it had snowed where they have been camping at altitude. I was a little envious since at the time he texted it was in the 90’s and very humid in St. Louis.
On Monday when Wes welcomed me as a guest blogger, I knew it before I checked Google Reader because I was getting e-mails alerting me to new twitter followers and requests for membership for Web 2.0 4 Teachers Ning Network. Oh, the pressure. The last time my twitter followers spiked and Web 2.0 4 Teachers had a higher than usual number of membership requests was the weekend after Wes posted his RSS: Ready for Some Stories on April 25 and linked to Ning. That’s the power of a well-read blog. Guess I better contribute to the Ning network and add something worthy of following to twitter tonight, tooJ
And now for the Adventures of Google Earth Girl…
Yesterday, I met with Cindy Lane, a.k.a. Google Earth Girl (GEG), to plan our presentation proposal for the K12 Online Conference. Over coffee at Starbuck’s, we worked out the details of our presentation entitled “Who Needs S.L.E.E.P.?” Assuming our proposal is accepted, and you attend (watch) the conference, you will learn what the acronym means. Otherwise, it will remain the secret of Google Earth Girl and her sidekick (me). We are planning to submit S.L.E.E.P. to the FETC and the METC, too. It does have something to do with a lack of…And now, the adventure begins…GEG found out today that she has been selected to attend the GOOGLE TEACHER ACADEMY on June 25th in Mountain View, California. Cindy will become the first Missouri Google Certified Teacher and will join the elite ranks of only 150 certified teachers in the world. Congratulations to Cindy! You Go, Google Earth Girl!
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- Balancing Choice and Freedom for Happiness and Satisfaction - 2016
- The Story of My Dad's Photo with President Kennedy - 2013
- Digitizing Vintage Photographic Negatives and Prints - 2012
- Artistic Creativity by Bunky Echo-Hawk at the Hard Rock Hotel in Tulsa #atalm12 - 2012
- Why Is Storytelling Important [VIDEO] - 2012
- AT&T ends unlimited iPhone data plans - 2010
- Apple pulled PixelPipe app in March 2010 - 2010
- NCLB damages US education by narrowing the curriculum - 2010
- Thanks Project Gutenberg for underwriting our 6th grade summer reading list - 2009
- New videos to share with educators - 2007