Almost 24 Hours Later

Teachers Watching Presentation in Bangkok
Teachers watching the Opening K12 Online Conference presentation from Bangkok.

I leave in just a few minutes to talk about “Our Students • Our Worlds” to the Superintendents Quarterly Meeting here in Raleigh — a meeting of the district superintendents across North Carolina, from Murphy to Manteo, as they say.  But what’s really got me thinking is the chat site that I started up with the opening presentation for the 2007 K12 Online Conference. 

The session was installed and opened around 7:30 yesterday.  Part of that web page were instructions for using a chat program to discuss the opening presentation as people were watching it.  During the first few minutes, messages appeared from the U.S., Korea, SecondLife (that was me), Australia, Thailand, and The Philippines.

I can think of nothing that illustrates the changing boundaries of our teaching and learning environments than this.  In almost 24 hours, 2,539 messages were posted to that chat room.


Image Citation:
Kim. “Watching.” SuperKimbo in BKK’s Photostream. 8 Oct 2007. 9 Oct 2007 <http://www.flickr.com/photos/8107002@N03/1514401959/>.

Author: David Warlick

David Warlick has been an educator for the past 40+ years. He continues to do some writing, but is mostly seeking his next intersect between play, passion and purpose, dabbling in photography, drone videography and music production.