Clay Burell has done a masterful job
of launching and publicizing Students 2.0,
the new student group blog. It has been less than a month since the launch
of Students 2.0 and it already is in the same Technorati
as LeaderTalk, EduBlog Insights, The Blue Skunk
, and other edublogosphere favorites. The Students 2.0 blog
notes in its sidebar:

We are students: the ones who come to school every day, raise our hands with
safe questions, and keep our heads down. Except, now we have a voice – a strong
voice – to share our ideas through a global network.

A global platform for aggregated K-12 student voice? I love it!

Clay’s got his work cut out for him. As I’ve learned with
LeaderTalk, sustaining initial momentum and enthusiasm can be
difficult. Also, I think he needs more authors (maybe Sylvia Martinez and others can help?) and
he’s going to have start thinking about a succession plan. Who will replace
these students when they graduate? Will we follow this initial group of bloggers
into postsecondary education (Higher
Ed 2.0?
) and beyond? The challenges are both daunting and

Clay, I hope you’re at NECC this year so I can
shake your hand. Nice work! Kudos also to the students. They are off to a great
start. May their voices become numerous and powerful…