Teacher-Librarian Ning (one of the many nings I'm "supposed" to follow) is getting a makeover. I am... underwhelmed.What I am overwhelmed with is destination fatigue. I "must" follow this blog... that twitterer... read this column/magazine/journal... participate in these forums/nings/discussions...@erniec said "still figuring out how to make a portal to all my digital spaces - nings,… Continue reading Destination fatigue
The idea of a back channel is still relatively new to conferences - for those of you who don't know what one is, it's the ability for the audience (and I'm using the term loosely, because it includes both those actually at the session and those following it from afar) to interact with each other… Continue reading Back[stab]channels
Peter Godwin posted about the Researchers of Tomorrow (who use Google) and commented Far fewer respondents, however, have received any training in using more advanced technology‐based research resources and tools such as research methods,finding and using online datasets or working in virtualresearch environments... In a snapshot of information‐seeking and research activity, the majority of doctoral… Continue reading How can I help?
Doug and Joyce wrote about the things that keep them up at night, and Diane asked people to "please get out of my profession". @Gwynethjones commentedWhat concerns me is that we're preaching to the choir here: those who NEED a PLN are not likely to join Twitter, or read a wiki - then what?At a… Continue reading Where do we go from here?
Julia Stiles' post about Twittering in a forest struck a nerve. People need to have a record of their experience to validate it, to remember it, to understand it. Why else did we start writing? That’s all the more exaggerated now in this hyperactive age of constant reportage; Twitter, Facebook, three million “news” stations each… Continue reading Making Connections
This is truly the Fortnight of Learning for me - first the AASL Conference, and now NEIT. While I love the energy of AASL, and seeing so many friends and gurus from across the country, there's something about a >150 person conference that leads to greater connection. AASL had a Blogger's Cafe, NEIT will be… Continue reading Things I Hate About Conferences