Wow! How could it possibly almost be the end of 2006 2007? Each year goes faster and faster, and this year, of course, is no exception…

Looking back, I can not believe that I started this blog only a year and a half ago, in August 2006. It has become such a natural part of my life that I honestly do not know what I’d do without it. I was just explaining to Alex that my thoughts just rumble around in my brain until I can write them down – without the blog I’d just be a lost pile of disconnected thoughts wandering around. Honestly, what did I do before blogging?

Reading over some those old thoughts makes me realize that this was an especially exciting year for us:

Double wow! All of this started with just a small group of amazing colleagues who were willing to share their time and thoughts with me – I honestly can’t believe how much (and how fast!) it’s grown over the past year! I remember jumping out of my chair with excitement at my first comment, and literally dancing around the house the first time someone else actually mentioned me in their blog! What a year it’s been!

All I can say is, thank you so much to everyone who helped, guided, and advised me over the course of the last year. I could never, ever have done this alone. I am so proud to be part of this learning network, it actually brings tears to my eyes!

This will be my last post until after the holidays so,

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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Tags: elementary, 21stcentury, globalcollaborations, internationalschool, flatclassroom, collaborations, socialnetworking, socialnetwork, classroom, network, yearinreview, 2007

10 thoughts on “A Year in Review

  1. Kim,

    You have been so awesome this year and I have absolutely loved keeping up with your adventures through this blog. I hope you and Alex have a fantastic and well-deserved break and I can’t wait to see what’s in store for you in 2008!


    Chris Craft

  2. Kim,

    I love the irony of a world grown simultaneously smaller and infinitely larger through technology.

    Your blog and tweets are always fun to read and stimulating to consider. I’m a few “steps” behind you but enjoying the learning process.

    Have a wonder holiday season and an exciting new year.


  3. Kim,
    Wishing you happy holidays across continents and oceans. I have enjoyed your blog posts and twitters tremendously . I am “Always Learning” from/with you. Having “colleagues” like you help me feel like an “international” educator. Thanks for all the time and effort in sharing your projects, ideas, trials & errors with others.
    Happy New Year, Feliz An~o Nuevo & Ein Frohes Neues Jahr 2008!!!!

  4. I read your final post of the year and am intrigued as to what incredible digital adventures you will pursue in 2008. I must say that I read your blog with a passion and look forward to strengthening our digital connections over the coming months. Always learning, that’s what happens when I finish reading your post, you make me reflect and think of the connections that are possible. Thanks for sharing!

    Frohe Weihnachten, let me know the card arrives to adorn your collection.

  5. Just dropped by via a link from the top 100 list. This post looks like a great resource to get caught up on what looks like a very interesting blog. Thanks for taking the time to do this detailed wrap-up.

  6. Kim,
    You have truly had an awesome 2007, your blog has for some time been part of my required learning/reading, I feel that your audience has grown along with you, on your and our adventures – Many thanks personally for the advice you gave me re: my change of career – it must have worked, as I start working with the you and the rest of the exciting global group of teachers on Monday morning ( ooooh scary new boy starting-lol).
    I look forward to being able to draw on your experiences quite soon, and possibly in 2008 to actually meet – you never know.
    We are bound to speak soon take care both and a Very Happy New Year to all in Bangkok from here in Wales :-)


  7. Silvia,

    Thank you so much! I look forward to connecting with you on some fabulous project in 2008!


    Thank you! We got the beautiful card – you are the picture perfect family :) Here’s to hoping we’ll work together (f2f) again in the near future.


    Thanks – it was a good excuse to reflect on the year and see how things have developed in one place.


    So excited for you in your new position! Will you, by any chance, be attending the ECIS Librarians conference in Berlin? I know it’s not really within your realm, but often those ECIS conferences have a few IBO admins lurking around. I’ll be there, so it would be great to meet you in person!

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