In other, happier news, I’m going to be leading a blog and wiki mini-workshop for literacy teachers at IRA in Chicago next week, along with colleagues Chuck Kinzer, Marion Goldstein, and Dave Elfving. We’ve got 2 3/4 hours, 75 computers, and lots to cover. Last year we did this as a regular presentation, no hands on, and had a pretty good turnout. Also hoping to get the chance to actually enjoy Chicago a bit; I’ve flown into Chicago twice, only to be whisked to conferences in the middle of nowhere. Should be fun!