Hello from Redmond, Washington - the home of Microsoft. I am writing this blog entry from my hotel room at the Marriott as I get ready to attend the Microsoft Innovative Teachers World Forum. I left Kansas City this morning at 7:00 AM and reached Seattle this afternoon after a short stop in Denver. The forum doesn't start until tomorrow morning so after I checked in to the hotel I explored the area. I attempted to catch a bus to go into Seattle and check out the fish market but the bus wasn't running from Redmond into the city so I walked around the Redmond Town Center. Great shops and eating establishments. I plan to go out a little later tonight for a nice sit down meal. I'm very excited about the forum starting tomorrow and I discuss it in tonight's podcast.
I do want to mention that yesterday morning I was very excited to discover that the "Speaking of History" podcast is now listed on the i-Tunes podcast directory. I filled out all the necessary forms about a week ago and wasn't sure if I had filled them out correctly but it is now listed. I also was happy to see that two of my podcasting heroes - Steve Dembo of Teach 42 and Bud the Teacher - had commented on my first podcast. What a great feeling for me. You have to realize that I listen to both of them in my car, while mowing my lawn, watering my flowers, etc. I'm not really sure who will listen to my podcasts but to know that these two listened to at least one of my ramblings makes me feel as if I have accomplished something.
- Leaving for Seattle - early
- Exploring Redmond, Washington
- Thoughts about the Microsoft Innovative Teachers Forum tomorrow
- Huskers from Space lesson plan to teach geography
- Podcast is listed in i-Tunes podcast directory