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!

About technolandy

Principaling on the Pacific in Powell River BC 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 to personalize learning!
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