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?

7 thoughts on “conference over

  • February 23, 2007 at 6:47 pm
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    I too thought that David Warlick’s presentations were the most exciting. It was excellent being able to blog in real time, it helped consolidate what I’d learnt – now all I need to do is get a battery that will last at least 2hours!

  • February 24, 2007 at 2:07 pm
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    That is such a typical picture of me — not able to hear 😉

    I am so happy that you are going back to your home with new ideas and new skills, and hopefully some new energy. It’s why I love conferences so much! It’s about the conversations and the energy.

    Great luck to you!

    — dave —

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  • February 24, 2007 at 3:12 pm
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    David – if you visited my classroom you’d see me doing the ear thing – that’s why i do so much communicating via the web – i don’t have to be able to hear in order to be able to communicate

  • February 24, 2007 at 4:46 pm
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    Very cool. I worked on the technorati thing till one in the morning and got it sussed.

    That link in David’s wiki was just waht was needed.

  • February 24, 2007 at 4:51 pm
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    oh – i’m glad the photo i took came out ok too by the way ….

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