To Graham Stanley (Barcelona), Judi Franz (Irvine, CA), Don Federico Salvago (Toluca, MX), my husband, John (Oberlin, OH), Adora Thurber (????) and Verónica Hendrichs Troeglen (Toluca, MX): my sincerest thanks to you for being available to talk on Skype and for leaving posts on blogs and for helping me teach my workshop at Middlebury College. You helped me emphasize to a classroom of individuals the importance and the power of loosely joined yet fluidly interconnected communities of people who use tools like Skype and blogging for teaching and learning…. THANK YOU.
To Rita Zeinstejer (Rosario, Argentina), Camino Bueno (Pamplona, Spain) and the ever awake Buthaina Al-Othman (Kuwait)… your willingness exchange resources to help me teach my Spanish class and to help Ali’s Arabic language students over the past semester was extraordinary. I hope your students also benefitted as well.
To Barbara Ganley: your enthusiasm and your energy is infectious… I have so many posts rattling around in my head thanks to our 48 hour adventure in technology and teaching… but first I want to get home and see my family and just stop moving for a few days. But oh the things I have seen, heard, thought about, wrestled with… thanks once again to you.
To the people at Logan Airport…thank you providing rocking chairs and wireless internet access while I wait for my plane back home. You made the 2 -3 hour delay almost a pleasure.