Saturday, November 17, 2007

Many Happy Returns






Today is the first birthday of Throughlines. A year ago, I had never looked at a blog. I didn't know what a wiki was. I didn't know flickr existed. I'd never seen a YouTube video. I hadn't used Google as anything other than a search engine, and had no idea what an RSS feed even was. One year, 228 posts, and 15,000 hits later, I'm in touch with via the blogosphere with educators all over the world, I've had my students working on blogs and wikis and Moodle, I've heard from a lot of former students and colleagues, and I've got tremendously stimulating professional development opportunities arriving via Google reader every day in the form of RSS feeds from educators who care about what they are doing and are working at doing it better. Based on how much has opened up this year, I can't even begin to imagine what's going to be going on a year from today. Thanks to all of you who have taken the time to visit, to read, to comment, and to email words of objections, elaboration, or encouragement. It's been a hell of a year.



4 comments:

Jeff said...

Mazel tov, Bruce...I've truly enjoyed reading Throughlines so far. Keep it up!

Dr. Bad Ass said...

Happy birthday Throughlines! And good for you on the great stuff you're doing with your students. May your tribe ever increase . . .

Mr. B-G said...

Happy Blog Day Bruce. Your read is as good as any out there. Many thanks for the ideas and insight.

Sarah Puglisi said...

Well if this is you after a year, then we know your students are in good hands.They are lucky kids. You really do something well.
I've enjoyed reading, directed here by Doug and better for it.
Many more......Happy Thanksgiving, Sarah Puglisi (basking in a bit of flu and getting home a day or two early)