The NECC 2008 Merch Table

Scott McLeod issued a call for button designs mid-April, for use at NECC, working with the slogan, “I’m Here For The Learning Revolution.”

My submissions wandered a mile or two from his chosen theme (distractable, can’t help it) so I won’t hold my breath for the win. I will, however, take this moment to announce the grand opening of the dy/dan mercantile.




Buttons: $75.
Tees: $90. Two for $180.

Leave your order, size, and credit card number in the comments. I’ll take care of the rest.

I'm Dan and this is my blog. I'm a former high school teacher, former graduate student, and current head of teaching at Desmos. More here.


  1. Scott Elias

    April 30, 2008 - 5:19 pm

    Brilliant. That’s all I can say.

    Do you accept PayPal?

  2. Scott McLeod

    April 30, 2008 - 5:31 pm

    Dan, these are awesome. I’d wear some of these (at NECC and elsewhere). Please, please set up a CafePress shop?

  3. dan

    April 30, 2008 - 5:41 pm

    Look, y’all need to just lighten up and learn to laugh at … wait … what?

    Oh. Um. Thanks, guys.

  4. Sarah

    April 30, 2008 - 6:29 pm

    The price tag’s a bit steep for my salary, but I’m debating between B1, B10, T1, and T2.

  5. Druin

    April 30, 2008 - 7:16 pm

    I love button #1…. I feel that way often :)

    However, the price is a bit out of my league as Sarah said heheh

  6. Ian

    April 30, 2008 - 9:10 pm

    2 for $180?

    There’s no other place you can find a better deal.

  7. Dean Shareski

    April 30, 2008 - 9:32 pm

    Is it $75 for one button or all? Doesn’t matter, send me all of them. And 3 shirts for $270. I did that right, didn’t I?

    I don’t have a credit card handy but have several Arby’s coupons I’m hoping you’ll accept.

    (Fingers tightly crossed)

  8. tappet

    May 1, 2008 - 3:16 am

    Dude, seriously, move the decimal point over as appropriate and sell this stuff for real! You’ll make a mint on “I”m my entire PLC” alone!

  9. Will Richardson

    May 1, 2008 - 3:44 am

    The question is, will Jakes eat that button if we get him one?

  10. Graham Wegner

    May 1, 2008 - 4:38 am

    How about one that says “All My Edublogger Friends Went To NECC And All I Got Was This Stupid Button/T-Shirt” ?

  11. Chris Lehmann

    May 1, 2008 - 5:04 am

    T3 describes SLA faculty meetings. *sigh* ;)

    And yes, Will, Jakes would definitely wear one.

  12. JenWagner

    May 1, 2008 - 5:06 am

    I like B8 and T3.

    Brought a smile to my face today. Thank you!

  13. Scott Elias

    May 1, 2008 - 5:26 am

    I agree with tappet and McLeod — put ’em on Cafe Press. I would totally pimp an “I’m my entire PLC” button around campus.

  14. Nadine N

    May 1, 2008 - 6:26 am

    Way too funny!!

  15. Q

    May 1, 2008 - 6:56 am

    PLC = Programmable Logic Controller? I feel stupid for not getting the joke. Someone let me in on it!

  16. Sarah

    May 1, 2008 - 10:59 am

    PLC = Professional Learning Community

    Ah, ed-lingo.

  17. Q

    May 1, 2008 - 12:56 pm

    Thanks. Somehow I missed the memo on that one. I have so much to learn! Someone’s gotta make a newbie cheatsheet…

  18. Rich

    May 1, 2008 - 2:26 pm

    Dang, pot roast nachos sound mighty good right about now…. How about I skip the button and just pay you to make/send some of those nachos to me?

    Seriously though (relatively speaking), I do like the “I’m My Entire PLC” button too.

  19. JackieB

    May 1, 2008 - 6:23 pm

    I’m still waiting for the Cafe Press link. One more button suggestion? “@ddmeyer doesn’t follow me” Think of all of the sales you’d have. :)

  20. David Jakes

    May 1, 2008 - 7:21 pm

    Send me a gross of the Pot Roast Nacho buttons. Giddy up.

  21. Jen

    May 1, 2008 - 8:01 pm

    What does it say about me that I’m really taken by how glisten-y the light spot on those buttons is. They look like supernatural M&Ms. I only want a button if it really looks like that. If it does, then I want them all.

  22. Jen

    May 1, 2008 - 8:02 pm

    P.S. Thanks for the link to that post — it was exactly the one I was looking for and it worked its way right into a paper. Then my thank you email kicked back at me and uh, I forgot to try again!

  23. Michael K.

    May 1, 2008 - 9:19 pm

    Lot of comments. A lot. If you make one rhyming “Six foot seven” and “minutes in heaven,” I’ll buy.

  24. dan

    May 2, 2008 - 8:20 pm

    What is this “cafe press?”

  25. bryonm

    May 3, 2008 - 2:20 pm

    the designs are cool. the prices are nuts.

  26. dan

    May 4, 2008 - 9:13 am

    I admit I’ve positioned them as kind of a luxury item. Like an iPhone or deodorant.

  27. Gina Marie

    May 4, 2008 - 7:09 pm

    Don’t worry Q, I Googled PLC, and then when the results didn’t match anything to do with education, I tried: PLC and teacher.

    Got it.

  28. dan

    May 4, 2008 - 7:58 pm

    And now you’re in. Also: the secret handshake is a regular handshake just really really vigorous.

  29. Marcie Hull

    May 5, 2008 - 1:35 pm

    hilarious –
    \hi-ˈler-ē-əs, hī-\ – marked by or causing boisterous merriment or convulsive laughter.

    Dan’s post – #!%*@ HILARIOUS!

  30. redkudu

    May 11, 2008 - 5:51 pm

    What, no LOL cats?

  31. alexandra nw

    May 14, 2008 - 1:45 am

    i’m with michael k.

    oh goodness.