You know what inspires me?
People saying stuff like this:
If you don’t know Jim Groom, you should. While I’ve never had the privilege to meet him in person. I’ve followed much of his work pretty closely. Tonight he was justifiably celebrating the success of the Domain of One’s Own project and posted this on twitter to go along with it.
I’d like to open up Jim’s tweet a little bit. You could rewrite it in a few ways:
“What remains truly compelling about an open source project is it’s everything an iPad launch is not. It’s an ethos. We need to build it together.”
and as I’m moving my own brain into back to school mode and thinking about rebuilding my own classroom WordPress and Buddypress communities, it can even hit closer to your own classroom:
“What remains truly compelling about a classroom community is it’s everything an iPad launch is not. It’s an ethos. We need to build it together.”
Anything personalized and customized for your own students and your own school, that you build yourself is something that you can be proud of. It’s the difference between buying something off the rack and getting something tailored just for you, your kids and your situation.
And that is never a bad thing.