I wish I had something witty to post here, but I’ve been working for the last three hours, retooling my class schedule. Not only are we behind, but I started having some philosophical differences with my textbook. They put Web 2.0 tools in with multimedia stuff like video and audio. I mean, yes, one of the great things about blogs and wikis, etc., is that you can make them multimedia quite easily, but I wouldn’t lump them in with stuff created with a tool like Adobe’s (now obsolete) director. Interestingly, I’m finding that I think of everything as being online and as part of the internet. I find it weird now to think of audio or video or animation as separate from the web, though I know it can be. I am constantly reminding myself and my students that internet access may not be available, possibly even at the school level. But it is hard for me to imagine learning without it.
I have a million other things on my list to do today–going to the school to pick up some volunteer materials, dropping off the car for inspection, and laundry out the wazoo. Chances are I’ll be relaxing quite a bit this weekend.