Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Happy Birthday to Us; Tech Update

Today is the fifth anniversary of this blog.  It is hard to believe that we have been around for that long.  Thank you to all of our loyal and enthusiastic readers.

This blog is responsible for dragging me kicking and screaming into the world of modern technology.  In the words of the troubled public defender in the classic movie "My Cousin Vinny," I'm getting better."

One of the ways that we have tried to share information about special education law is through the new social media avenues. Many people read our posts on Facebook.  Others get our headline tweets on twitter.  The best way to be sure you get our posts is still to take one of the free subscriptions on the lefthand side of the blog.

We have added a few new wrinkles.  You can now get our post headlines on our Microblog on Tumblr here.  If you are into Pinterest, we have added a button on the left hand side of the blog you can use to pin our site to a board. (I'm not quite sure how this works yet.)  We also have added an Evernote site memory button if you use Evernote, that really cool site that remembers everything for you. And we have added a google plus button for google plus users.

The corporate overlords at Facebook have "archived" our special education law group.  We had 900+ members, but now you have to join again to participate.  Apparently we only exchanged information rather than  obsessively chattering about inane matters.  The good news is that the LinkedIn Special Education Law Group now has over 3000 members and the discussions there are very lively. You can check it out here.

As always, we are open to suggestions as to other "new" ways to provide information about special education law.  As an impartial, either a mediator, hearing officer or consultant, I don't have an advocacy position.  Our goal here is to ensure that all stakeholders have as much good information as possible and a forum to discuss issues in this rapidly growing body of law.  Let us hear from you.
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  1. Congratulations on turning five! That’s really a big number as far as the internet is concerned.

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  3. Happy Birthday!
    Thank you for all the great blogs. I enjoy reading and find usefull information!

  4. I was in a rush to get to class yesterday... I did want to come back and say:

    I got a great laugh out of the Facebook comment. It does seem, for all it’d like to call itself a “social” networking site, to be a little more about “socially-relevant advertisement” networking every day. It’s one of the many reasons I gave up on having a Facebook account. Certain local stores offer freebies to their "Facebook friends," something that I feel is unfair. Otherwise, I don't miss knowing how often my friends play Farmville.

    As far as new methods, you might be able to do podcasts over Youtube or something. I don’t know if you have the time, but maybe it’s something worth looking into?

    Thanks for updating so often, I’ve learned a lot in the month or so I’ve been reading this blog, and look forward to checking in for the future!

    Again, congratulations on five years!

  5. PJ & Sarah,

    Thank you for your kind words.