I found a home for me! Somehow I stumbled across a Ning site featuring Ubuntu Educators. I really did not utilize Ning much until this point. I did use it when I went to NECC in 2008 in San Antonio, but my use kind of fluttered shortly after. I have a worker under me who utilizes a Moodle Ning pretty regularly and shares a variety of information, while learning much, but for me, I never found one that scratched any itches.
Until now! Somehow I stumbled across this Ubuntu Educator’s Ning (http://ubuntuedu.ning.com/). While I really and truly love the Ubuntu and Open Source Community, the focus is definitely on business use and programming. Small pockets exist, but they are few and far between. I try my best to bring in the educational use of these tools and OSs, like the Full Circle article, but I really wanted a place with educators. But I now found a home, and those of you thinking of trying out Ubuntu and Linux, check out the Ning. After a cursory look, this is definitely the place for educators! From very complex command line programming, to reviews of software, it already appears that this will benefit us! Join, join, join!