I have been having way too much fun on the NCTE conference NING. It is nice to see NCTE using technologies to build connections between members and give us a place to share what we learn. Out of all the national content organization I find NCTE to be one of the most forward thinking.
I noticed the shift last year in NYC. So many sessions were focused on literacy and technology. Soon after they released a definition of 21st Century Literacies.This was followed up by a conference and then the pathways series. Now NCTE has launched the Ning to correspond with the conference. Check it out and join if you get a chance.
It will be an interesting tool and is already quite active. It will be especially helpful for me. We are expecting our first child in November and I will not be able to head to San Antonio. I will actually be presenting my sessions via the Ning by using video and discussion. It will be a first for me. Fingers crossed.