As I have previously mentioned, I am presenting a session on using blogs and wikis in the classroom at the GISA conference this fall. I was reading through the descriptions of the afternoon sessions (mine is a morning session) so I could decide what to take, and I was more than a little dismayed to discover someone else is doing pretty much exactly the same session as I am doing in the afternoon. I am not upset at the other presenter at all. In fact, I think it’s great that so many teachers are using blogs and wikis and want to show other teachers how. I do, however, think it is redundant to have two sessions on the same topic, even if they’re at different times. I think it may take participants away from both of us. I wonder how it is that GISA managed to make this mistake. If the other teacher’s proposal arrived before mine, they should have told me they already had a session on that topic, thank you very much, or vice versa.
Well, here’s hoping we will both still have success.