After sitting through sessions all day… there is one thing I know. Every attendee should also receive a play day right after this conference. What good does it do to learn all of these great technologies, if one can’t take a day (or two) and put pieces together?
Today I heard a session on using cellphones in the classroom – which isn’t new, but NEW was the amount of tools created specifically for the cellphone and collaboration. (all links are posted on my delicious acct.) I was actually excited again about revisiting this tool. Now, I just need the time to sit down and put a plan of action together.
And, let’s face it, I let a year or two pass- did not update my Moodle version. Same goes for other software… and now, I am burned by hours of time. Time to install, time to set up preferences, time to restart the whole program into the classroom. Back-ups and restores.
So, as I sit here excited about everything I can take with me today, there is also a heavy sigh that comes with the renewed interest.
Well, I’m glad you’re blogging again 🙂 I love following you on twitter, too. Don’t get bogged down by everything out there, just pick 1 thing you’re passionate about and really dig in. No one is capable of doing everything and honestly sometimes just watching the stuff fly by is good enough – it puts the bug in your ear for when you’re looking for something new later. My strategy is to just throw everything in del.icio.us and discover it again later……or not, whatever 🙂 I’m adding you to my reader, looking forward to what you have to say!