Coming down now from an amazing Building Learning Communities conference of thoughts, ideas, the works. I was privileged to meet many of the educational technology Communities 'royalty' (though none would enjoy being called that) and have two of my students interview many of them.
I will be posting photos and audio of the conference here. You can also find some of the Skype chat sessions at David Jakes blog. Some great back channel conversations.
I'd like to add one of the comments from my 9th grade student there:
"its hard beign the only kid in the chat with tonz of adults"
Hopefully we can change that feeling for all our students.