Day 60 (of 184) EdcampSAS: twitter

Day 60 (of 184) EdcampSAS: twitter

Today we did some learning via an edcamp Lite. We kicked off the first one (and of the 30+ of us [when I started my notes for this blog we had just under 20], I was the only one who had been to an edcamp) with a theme: technology. We also kept the first one short – one and a half hours.

The reminder of the facilitator that ‘everyone has to contribute’ was and is key: active participation is what drives an edcamp.

And similarly, the discussion between educators was rich and deep.

I ‘facilitated/kicked off’ a session around twitter. I know I don’t have all the answers but I am a BIG believer about the role of twitter in ‘active education professional development’ and the importance of a Professional Learning Network in the twitterverse.

It was also neat to have a cross section of non-users to power-users and a variety of teachers and principals (not using titles or subject specificity) all talking about how this has a role in learning – mainly for adults, but acknowledging the role of gradual-guides-release-of-responsibility in having students enter the social media world.

And the parallel of twitter to edcamps did not escape me: Trolling can be a good way to are what others are doing, but active engagement and participation is better! Hmmm kinda sounds like what needs to be happening in the classrooms too!

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About technolandy

Educator in BCs Sunny Shuswap Pushing 'technologization' in education: blending technology and curriculum seamlessly. Advocate for better understanding of Anxiety in Education (and use of self-regulation) Utilizing ePortfolios & Descriptive Feedback
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