Is anyone else feeling a bit overwhelmed by all of the information available here at NECC? It’s bad enough when we’re at home, but the focused concentration of all of these people on this single event within a short time period, combined with the proliferating use of both older tools (Twitter, blogs, RSS, tags) and newer tools (Summize, Ustream, CoverItLive), along with all of the new people I’m meeting (and thus want to add to my ‘personal learning network’), is leading to some serious mental overload.
Is it possible to actually attend conference (and unconference) sessions as well as … ?
talk to people
monitor the various Technorati tags (ebc08, necc, necc08, necc2008, individual session tags)
monitor the various Flickr tags (ebc08, necc, necc08, necc2008, individual session tags)
respond to the blog posts, Flickr pictures, or comments that you discover
post on your own blog!
follow the NECC conversation in Twitter and Summize and Hitchhikr
participate in the NECC Ning and/or your Facebook/MySpace social network(s)
read and respond to cell phone text messages
track down and read the various wikis, handouts, etc. that are floating around
track down and watch the various Ustreams and CoverItLive backchannels that are floating around
investigate some of the new technology tools that you learn about
and so on (I’m sure I’ve forgotten something major!) …
Maybe I’m getting old, but my brain hurts. In a good way, but it still hurts.
Here are my notes from Tuesday’s Professional Development Roundtable sponsored by the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA). This was an EXCELLENT conversation.nEffective professional development for educatorsnnPeer-to-peer training is particularly […]