I spent some time over the weekend following all the NECC postings. It really is terrific to be able to attend in such a way. It seems the conversations were the best part. Iâ€™ve listened to podcasts, read posts and viewed some great pictures. It really is like being there.
There was great coverage from so many bloggers. Wow! Have we come a long way! One standout for me was Julie Lindsay of elarning blog . She did a terrific job of posting about many of the NECC sessions. Thanks Julie, for such great coverage.
Check out these podcasts from K12.org:
Will Richardson on Learning with Blogs
Tom Hoffman on School Tool Project
Michelle Moore on Moodle Course Managment System
Adam Frey on WikiSpaces
Webcasts of many of the sessions are located here and bloggers are listed here. Rolly Maiquez took picture after picture, even one with the url for a great catalog of Open Source Sofware for Education. It is fun seeing all the pictures so thanks to all who took the time to include those.
One of the best parts of blogging is the lessons you can learn from those who are taking the time to enjoy some side trips during the conference. Eric Langhorst of Speaking of History provided a great podcast of a tour he and another educator took of the USS Midway. Eric said:
It was such a thrill to walk on the flight deck and think of all the amazing history that took place on this ship. Not only did this ship see action in war, it also picked up the astronauts as they returned from the moon. The Midway was in service for 47 years and was home to over a quarter of a million sailors in her career.
The podcast is great. Don’t miss it! Eric is an eight grade history teacher from Missouri. He has a great blog.
Jen W of technospud provided an interesting male vs. female post that is an interesting read. And the NECC Edblogger meet up at Rock Bottom sounded like great fun. I wish I could have been there.
And Kathy Schrock closed the session with a wrap up that is highlighted by Suzanne on In the Heart of a Teacher is a Student. Now the fifth grade blogging video that Kathy used just happens to be my kids from J. H. House Elementary School so even if I couldn’t be there, my kids were! How cool is that! Here’s the video, Possibilities, from my Wrinkles blogging group featuring Emily and Jennifer!