In September, my Corporate PR students at Georgia Southern University were given the One Week of Twitter Assignment. In October, they blogged about their experiences with Twitter. A Canadian educator who I’m connected with on Twitter read my post “One Week of Twitter :: Revisited,” commented on it, and coordinated a time with me to discuss the assignment.
Rodd Lucier, an educator from Komoka (Ontario, Canada) and host of the Teacher 2.0 podcast, called me via Skype yesterday afternoon. I’ve been a subscriber to his podcast and blog (The Clever Sheep) for about a year now. Though the focus of his podcast and blog tends to be more for K-12 educators, I never fail to learn something from him every week. If you’re ever looking for someone who is stellar at making analogies, listen to Rodd’s podcast. He finds a way to connect things in our everyday lives with technology.
A note: if you ever plan on using Skype or another VOIP service for an interview, be flexible and creative. Make plans for what to do if/when the call drops. Our call was disconnected no less than a dozen times during the 30 minutes we spent together. I was quite glad that we were not trying to do this interview live, in front of a classroom. Rodd was able to stitch together the many bits and pieces of our interview.