Squinting In Southeast Texas

Sunset Near BeaumontI’ve made it to Southeast Texas, the Beaumont area. Most of yesterday afternoon was spent preparing for this week and relaxing a bit. Later, I decided to take a drive to the beach, to Sea Rim State Part, which, by the way, was closed and infested with graffiti. I drove on down the road a bit and found a packed sand road way to the beach and took it. There were a number of four-wheel drive vehicles on the beach, with families enjoying the late afternoon, a few of them in the water. I took a picture (here) of the sunset I saw from the top of a dune. There were probably better moments, but I spent most of this time crawling across the sand and beach plants trying to find my glasses. Didn’t find them, and decided to leave, just in time, as the road was in the process of being cut off by the rising tide. I should just stay in my hotel room 😉 (I’ve got reading glasses with me and prescription sun glasses, so I’m not running around blind.)

This week is the Area 5 TCEA Technology Conference. Texas has a bunch of TCEA branches, many of which have very fine regional conferences. I’ve spoken at the one in Lubbock (where I first met Wes Fryer), Amarillo, and San Antonio (where I first met Miguel Guhlin). Tomorrow, I’ll keynote the conference with a general overview of Web 2.0 and I’ll also be doing breakout sessions on blogging and podcasting.

I’ll also be doing a Web 2.0 Summit style activity with teams of educators from area school districts. I’d like for this to act like a collar around the conference, to make the even shine a little more. So look for some extra blogging and perhaps some extra picture taking to show up in Hitchhikr.

At some point this morning, I’ll have my group blogging some insights about the new conversational web, and teaching and learning. I would like to invite readers of 2¢ Worth to come by, as you have time, and comment on their postings. When they are up, I’ll post a blog here that links to a wiki page where I hope to have the blogs listed and hyperlinked. Click to some of them and comment where appropriate.

So, stay tuned!

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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.