Unconnected in the Information age

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Just some random thoughts before I get on the airplane:

It’s been over 10 days now since I had a good sit down session with my computer. Although it was worth every moment…I missed it. 🙂

I missed the conversations, the people, the reading. Which is interesting coming from a guy who spent his whole elementary career in the reading resource room and still to this day struggles with reading. For the first time in my life I found myself wanted to truly read. I finished one book and am half way through A Whole New Mind which I should finish on my 10 hour flight from here to Frankfurt. Maybe I’ll do some more IF-Blogging after I finish reading.

Then I look at my netvibes page and I have over 300 unread ‘things’ where do you begin or do you just wipe the slate clean and move on? That I would like to do, but the conversation is too important to me. I won’t read everything, but I will take the time to go back and read those located in my bloglines on the right here. Of course those usually end up pointing me to others and the reading continues.

At the same time I have 40 some blog entries from my 5th graders who are still blogging over the summer to review and post. They continue using their summer time to blog about what is important to them, or just how boring summer is. The point is they continue to want, like me, the conversation, the interaction, and power that blogging holds as a creator of information.

On another note. I did download and install flock real quick and this is my second post using it. Have to say loving it so far, but look forward to putting it through the test at my local coffee house in Poulsbo, Washington in two days. I’ll post an update of my thoughts then.

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I started blogging in 2005 and found it such a powerful way to reflect and share my thinking about technology, this generation, and how we prepare students for their future not our past.

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