Posted by blk1 on May 16, 2008
I’m not a big fan of awards, (with the exception of the Oscars). As a high school teacher it was always hard to pick one and exclude all the others. And once again, as much as I’m grateful to every commenter who visits my blog and leaves something behind for me I have to take some time here to give it up to
for his Web 2.0 passion and his patience as he brought me along with him on this blogosphere journey. I was never resistant or reluctant, but I needed that hand, that instant response to keep writing away here.
As I returned to my comments page, there were very few posts since the fall of 2006 that didn’t include at least one comment from Kevin.
Our digital storytelling collaboration came out of that daily reading of my posts as I reflected on a frustrating ds workshop experience. He kept asking questions and I kept thinking and writing. I returned home and we continued to use our blogs to work into something unexpected, the ABC Movie Project and our blog: Using Technology to Tell Stories. And in November, he accepted my invitation to join us at the Hudson Valley Writing Project’s first tech conference as the conferences keynote, documented on the National Writing Project.
Kevin came to our table rich in computer skills and in online resources and he shared everything and never made me feel that I was anything but his equal.
And we continue to share. I continue to learn from him as he remains at least one step ahead, reaching back to move me along with him.
I am SURE that I am not the only one who feels Kevin’s warm aura circling them in this new learning environment. He revels in the communal nature of the web as a place to share and grow with teachers and students.
I am so grateful to be out here with him.
Recently, my favorite public radio station, WFUV put out a call for membership donations. I am a member and renew in the fall but when I heard this call, I wondered how I might add to my contribution. A suggestion from a DJ: Gift Membership for a friend. I thought about it. KEVIN: a musician (sax and guitar), a composer, and music lover. Perfect, two birds with one stone. Amazing, isn’t it, how much we are willing to share here.
Kevin, thanks so much for your comments and your friendship.