Learning online has its ups and downs. I was super happy today because it went nearly perfect for me. I had a brief flashback to EdCamp Home (online PD that used Google Hangouts and I couldn't start a session) however, closing and reopening the browser windows was the quick fix for smooth sailing during the rest of the session. Technology is getting better and computers are faster and more capable making today's learning adventure a possibility. Google Hangouts is an incredible tool that I know I need to leverage more to share out lessons learned and to help lead staff and students to better infuse tech into the classroom for richer, better experiences. Brent Catlett shared a TweetBinder and I included some snapshots below. It blows my mind the far reaching impact of these brilliant educators.
Tips I learned for blogging:
- don't sweat the small stuff
- enlist parents as virtual volunteers (read/review/comment on posts)
- create student groups to support each other's blogging
- blogging offers writing without constraints
- camaraderie and grit
- be the "noisy group", it's fun and inspiring!
P.S. David, I also worried there was going to be a "barnyard blitz at 10." But it turned out to be a really, really great experience for me and I hope for many of the other 200 participants.