It’s been a rough couple of weeks for the Edublogger community. As as veteran Edublogger (my first EB post was in March 2006), I’ve have been through a few upgrades and therefore know that when EB returns, it’s even better than before. I’m thinking back to June of 2007, when there was a two-weekwindow of down time during upgrades. I was attending a NECC Conference in Atlanta where a number of “big names,” such as Will Richardson, were attempting to introduce EB as part of the their blogging workshops. Because they’re used to working through technology issues, not having access to EB was not that big a deal.
But here’s what’s changed for me … Over the past two weeks, I’ve received many emails from teachers who’ve been in my EB workshops wondering what was going on. OK, this is a huge shift. Since most of my district, county, and A3WP workshops are free, I’m never really sure if my attendees truly want to learn about blogging, or if they are just looking for free units to apply to their salary schedule.
So about those emails….bring ‘um on !What the flood of questions means to me is that I now have a growing bank of teachers who are incorporating Web 2.0 technologies into their teachers’ toolkit. What felt like just a ripple a year ago is starting for feel a tsunami. Welcome back EB!
October 12, 2008 at 10:28 am
I, too, got some emails from folks who had started up blogs in workshops, wondering what was going on.
And I agree — each time, the network and apps get better, so I preach patience.
PS — Remember the commenting problem? I think it is some conflict with this theme and CoComment. When I disable CoComment, I can comment on your blog. When it is on, I can’t.
October 12, 2008 at 12:00 pm
I think you nailed the issue with this theme. I couldn’t comment on Amy’s blog (same theme), so I removed CoComment and that solved the problem.