Thursday, February 19, 2009

Facebook Special Ed Law Group - Over 100 Members Strong; Other Tech Stuff

Well the new Facebook Special Education Law group that I mentioned a few weeks ago is already over 100 members. If you use Facebook and are interested in the topics we talk about on this blog, please join us. There are some very interesting interchanges on the discussion board and on the wall. Also there are a number of resources contained in the links section. It's a pretty good resource.

As I continue my bold adventures with technology, my soundbite-sized tweets on twitter appear on the left-hand side of this blog. I continue to need practice in using a small number of words. I have also found new ways to post to this blog through email and even by talking into my cellphone. I'm going to save those for conference developments and breaking news when I'm not at my desktop or laptop.

Another minor change: a few people have asked me lately how much a subscription to this blog costs. There is no charge, all subscriptions are free. In fact it helps the credibility of the blog if more people subscribe, so please do so. I have made it clear on the left-hand side of the blog that subscriptions are free.

We remain stuck in fourth place in the Bloggers Choice Awards Education Blog category. Please help us out with a vote by clicking on the button on the left-hand side of the blog. You will have t register and confirm your registration by clicking on an email in order to vote. As many of you know, this blog won first place for best education blog in the 2008 version of the Bloggers Choice Awards. I made a homemade brag badge at the top of the left-hand side of the blog, and if you click on it you'll see a list of all 2008 winners.

One final left side note, the poll concerning the most important trait for a special ed hearing officer only has nine days left to vote. Fairness continues to lead, but knowledge of the law and training continue to gain ground. Common sense is the dark horse. I recognize that these polls are not scientific, but they are fun so we do them. As Governor Blagojevich might say, vote early and often.