My first thought is that while everyone stressed how we need to expand student horizons, to be “global”, the more interesting projects (poetry, farming) were local in nature. As this blog post points out, we have to take care of ourselves before wearing ourselves out caring for others . Secondly, why are we seeing/hearing from… Continue reading Final thoughts on #TEDxNYED
Blog posting coming up (and yes, a follow-up to TEDxNYED is also brewing). But until then, check out the Twitter feed.
Unlike last year's TEDxNYED, this one didn't come with labeled group sessions (at least, there was no heading listed in either the program or the schedule). By the end, it seemed as thought there was only one real thread/theme: global connection So instead of giving you my thoughts piecemeal, here's one post with it all… Continue reading TEDxNYED 2011 – part one
The videos are now available on YouTube!!
Networks - a good thing, right? We talk about our Personal Learning Network, our network of friends and family. So what could the speakers at TEDxNYED say about networks? First came our second TED Talk, from Chris Abani. You must watch the video. I'll wait Back? Ok, wasn't that amazing? I'd love to have heard… Continue reading One person’s #TEDxNYED – Networks and Action
We started off with our first video TED Talk: Shereen El Feki. Then it was back to the Live, In Person talks. And first up, Jay Rosen. His theme was Citizen Journalism, and he spent a lot of his time taking us through the history of this. Rosen started by saying that he's a pragmatist,… Continue reading One person’s #TEDxNYED – Media
It's lunch and my brain is exploding - all the great ideas I'm hearing about at this conference, and trying to fit it into some coherent way in which to incorporate it at work. The thing that struck me first was, there's definitely a way to make our students' experience of class both more participatory… Continue reading One person’s #TEDxNYED
I think this topic flowed well from the first (Participation), but perhaps that had to do with the speakers in this grouping. It was at about the start of this session that I noticed that there were many people who, like me, were taking notes the old-fashioned way. One fellow pen-and-paperer said that this forced… Continue reading One person’s #TEDxNYED – Openness
I don't claim to be an expert on ed tech, libraries, conferences or any of that - nor am I necessarily taking notes for anyone but me (and trust me, you couldn't read my notes if you tried!). Having disclaimed all that, the following is my take on yesterday's TEDxNYED conference. My advice to all… Continue reading One person’s #TEDxNYED – Participation
It was a lonnng day, it really was. Long and exciting and frustrating all at the same time. Exciting because I heard some of the most inspiring passionate people (and not all were presenters: the between-time conversations were the froth on the latte). Exciting because I wonder if this structure could be translated to other… Continue reading Quick thoughts from #TEDxNYED