I learned a ton at NECC this year.
Not sure what else to say.
Except that this was one of my favorite moments (Chris Lehmann, not pictured, is inconspicuously taking out his copy of Learning & Leading with Technology - the issue with Karl Fisch on the cover. Oh, and Karl was sitting next to me. Very funny moment. Guess you had to be there.):
This was another favorite moment (it really doesn't get any better than this):
Both of these moments took place in the Bloggers' Cafe: Facilitated discussions, planned but still casual. AKA: The kind of learning environments and conversations I had always hoped could grow out of NECC Unplugged.
Along those lines, this moment and its accompanying hour was also incredibly productive:
To be able to discuss social networking and professional development with Steve Hargadon and other key players was time very well spent for which I am extremely grateful.
Not long before this picture was snapped was also really good:
It was then that I met Robin Ellis for the first time in person. Having taught three classes and given three conference presentations together already, I feel like I've known Robin for years. Nonetheless, it wasn't until this time that I had actually met her face to face.
Weird, I know - but pretty cool, too.
This moment was classic, as well (but for more personal reasons):
After EduBloggerCon, Robin Ellis, Kelly Dumont, and I decided to hit the Alamo. A part of my personal MO is to take pictures of myself with important geographic features in the background - you know, a kind of photo journal of places I've been, things I've seen. Never before, however, had I been caught in the act. Here's the picture I took for my personal journal of vanity.
Image Sources: Flickr users mrplough, kjarrett, Wesley Fryer, and derrallg, and Robin Ellis
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I learned a ton at NECC this year.
- Why I Struggle with Teachers pay Teachers #OER
- What is the Purpose of IT?
- The Educator's Guide to the Creative Commons
- Teacher Needs in Anticipation of the Instructional Use of Technology
- Social Media Use by (Public) Schools #edreform
- MOOCs and the Elite Edupunk Way
- The Conversation We Call 'Blogging'
- Facebook, Ignorance, and Freaks #fb
- Why Graduation Ceremonies are Important to Me
- School Design in the 21st Century
- ► 2012 (11)
- ► 2011 (31)
- ► 2010 (45)
- ► 2009 (40)
- The Squeaky Wheel
- Stupid Is As Stupid Does
- Massive Open Online Course
- The Breakfast Buffet of Educational Technology
- How Real Men Spend Their Free Time
- Come On Disqus, Don't Make Me Hate You
- The Most Effective Teachers Have Much More To Lear...
- No Good?
- Classroom 2.0 Live Workshop, Salt Lake City 2008
- Making Informative Decisions Based Upon the Resear...
- What Are We Really Doing Here?
- Success In Distance Teaching
- The Possible Price of Being A Student 2.0
- Thoughts From NECC
- Sometimes Low-Tech Trumps High-Tech
- iJohn's NECC Post
- When Students Become Teachers Become Students
- Favorite Moments @ NECC
- Quotes & Questions - Chapter 11: Promise, Tool, Ba...
- Quotes & Questions - Chapter 10: Failure for Free
- Quotes & Questions - Chapter 9: Fitting Our Tools ...
- Quotes & Questions - Chapter 8: Solving Social Dil...
- Quotes & Questions - Chapter 7: Faster and Faster
- Quotes & Questions - Chapter 6: Collective Action ...
- Quotes & Questions - Chapter 5: Personal Motivatio...
- Parties, A Caution, and Additional Evidence
- Quotes & Questions - Chapter 4: Publish, Then Filt...
- Quotes & Questions - Chapter 3: Everyone Is a Medi...
- ▼ July (29)
Sandy, UT, USA
An avid educational technology enthusiast, I currently serve as the Director of Education Technology for the Canyons School District (although the views expressed herein are mine alone).
Husband, dad, leader, teacher, learner, presenter, tech-lover, tech-hater. Pedagogy first!