So it would seem to me that at NECC 2007 Twitter was the buzz, but not adopted yet by enough to be truly powerful. I was, AGAIN, just so busy this weekend I was not able to be involved much in all the Ustreams and Twitter conversations and more going on … but Saturday evening I sat down for about 20 minutes to check email and the like and I was checking Twitter and in just 2 windows I gleaned the following twits from various attendees:
gary stager – “as a teacher, it is your primary goal to make memories.”
Chris: Technology must be like oxygen: ubiquitous, necessary, and invisible.
Gary – technology matters, it IS about the technology.
Gary Stager – “I’d like to see Margaret Spellings write a musical. I have kids that can do that!”
Stager – pedagogical theory – a good prompt is worth 1,000 words.
ChrisLehmann -” You have to treat teachers with care – so they in turn will treat students with care.”
Lehmann: if you say you are project-based but still give tests, you aren’t really project-based.
“greatest predictor of literacy is giving them access to high-interest books.” Gary Stager
I would say that Twitter has come into its own.
I also saw the end of about 4 presos being Ustreamed and could feel the energy. It reminded me of the energy in the Blogger’s Cafe and the EdBloggerCon before NECC 2007 … except this one lasted a weekend instead of one day.
Since it is looking like I might be able to attend NECC this year too, I can’t wait to see how the bloggercon evolves.
Learning is messy.
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