the machine is us/ing us

web2.0 – it’s a phrase i heard at the conference without totally understanding what it meant – then when i got home and investigated i discovered i was part of the web2.0 collective already … take a look at the video …

conference over

I’ve spent the last 3 days at the learning@school conference in Rotorua. This has been the best conference yet – mainly because 7 of us went from school and we’ve continued the talk over dinner and while travelling.

I’m excited by new possibilities that have been presented to me. I always thing a con is successful if you come away with something new that you can do immediately – and I’ve done that, but I’ve also come away with professional tools which I think is even more exciting (and stuff that I can use for personal blogs/web pages as well!)

The most exciting presentations I went to were two by David WarlickThe Art and Technique of Wikis and The Magic of the New Web:RSS. I wasn’t booked in to either of these but after his keynote – Telling the New Story – I knew I needed to be in these sessions.

I happen to be sitting near Teaching Sagittarian on both days and was fascinated to see her blogging the second session as it was in progress – who needs paper notes – actually who needs notes at all when the presenter provides their notes online in a wiki?