I had a brainstorm the other day for a new blog so I thought I'd try it out. I think this is an original idea, if not let me know and I'll cease and desist! About seven years ago I went to my first NECC conference. I went to a session, I can't even remember what the topic was, the presenter used primary sources to inspire student thinking and group discussion. I was hooked. Since then I have presented a workshop called "Using Primary Sources in the Classroom" at two NECC conferences and numerous times at other conferences. You can log into the workshop site using the username "necc" and password "student". I've also presented "The Marvelous Library of Congress" at NECC a couple of years ago and got rave reviews. I think that workshop got me a "Top Presenter" recognition. Since I spent so much time researching primary sources I thought I'd blog about it. I'm going to focus on the "WOW this is so cool" documents, online applications, websites and more. Check back often so you can say "wow", too.