Gosh, one year ago today...I was attending one of the best educational gatherings ever (for me anyway)... EdubloggerCon08 that was held in San Antonio. I learned SO much on several levels about working in the virtual world, learning in the virtual world and just how much fun all of it can be. The big plus was meeting and talking and sharing with like-minded people! I was floating and didn't need Second Life to do it!
The whole week (as it moved into NECC 08) was so overwhelming...all the things there were to see and learn and all of the people who wanted to share.
The results from my attendance:
1. After seeing almost EVERYONE working on a MAC, I was determined to bring MAC back into my life and I did and I love it just like I knew I would!
2. I AM a part of the revolution and PROUD of it.
3. I came away even more convinced that I must be an agent of change and do as much as I could to bring about change in my own little circle of influence. In my mind, it is not that education (and school libraries right along with the bigger picture) need to change ...they HAVE to change...and not everyone involved believes it...yet!
and I almost forgot one of the most important things I learned...
4. be sure and bring the power...the power strip that is! If you have an extra plug or two available, you get to meet the coolest people up close and personal. That is Cathy Nelson of TechnoTuesday who shared a bit of power time with me! I really enjoyed the 2-3 brief encounters we had thru the week.
I came across the pictures while searching for something else in FlickrCC and just decided to mark the anniversary by showing you I was there! :-)
Here is the link to this year's EduBlogger Conference...including the traditional "stair" picture and notes from the discussion.
Here is the link to NECC 09 and all of the resources.
To everyone there, have a grand time...I am definitely there in spirit! And I will be checking in as much as I can.
Credits: The Edubloger08 pictures are from kjarrett