Wednesday, May 30, 2007


So after several months of waiting whether I would get my job back (except this time as a full time position) I was called in to a budget meeting and told that enough funds had been set aside for me to have my job back! Sweet! Apparently I'll be funded at 85% by the elementary school and 15% by the middle school. I guess if everything goes according to plan I will be teaching every grade from K-8 next year. What an opportunity! I'm so excited (and relieved) to know that I'll be coming back next year. I have so many plans for the school it is really going to be a fun summer and school year trying to implement all of them. First off of course is the switch to edubuntu mini-labs in all the classrooms and then the switch to Google Apps for Education. But I also got an pleasant surprise when I was told there were sufficient funds for me to purchase an LTSP server for the lab as well! Great news all around! Hope everyone had as great a Memorial Day weekend as I did. Cheers -joe

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

The Google Teacher Academy

So I'm here in Santa Monica at the Google Teacher Academy and having a great time. Learned all about their apps for educators as well as Google Earth and Sketch Up among other things. I'd write more about it right now, but my laptop's space bar is kind of messed up. More info to come, (and pictures from the Coachella Bjork concert as well as the Shoreline concert too!). -joe