Whew! I’m in day 3 of the FETC conference. I have learned a lot, but the absolutely coolest thing was meeting face to face (F2F) with some of my twitter friends. If you haven’t read my blog before, Twitter is a social networking site that allows you to update yourself/your activities in 140 characters or less. When I first started on Twitter, I was VERY doubtful. Who would want to know what I am doing? Why would I want to know what anyone else is doing?
Well, I was more wrong than you can imagine. I now have “friends” from all over the world. We share ideas, share websites, share inspirations, share conundrums, share advice, and share triumphants. The key verb there is share. I have learned so much! This is my personal learning plan. I am learning daily and contributing to others learning. You choose who you want to follow and others can follow you. At this moment, I am following 252 people and 193 are following me. That means I have a learning opportunity for professional development from 252 people from all across the globe!
Yesterday, I was able to meet Kathy Shields. She and I share a mutual “friend” Jen Wagner. I have gained so much from these ladies. Kathy and I met so she could make a uStream of what we have experienced from the conference thus far. uStream is an online live stream. Kathy was able to interview the presenter and several participants live.
Several other teachers were uStreaming sessions. That means that teachers from all over the globe had access to FETC even though they couldn’t virtually attend. They also have the opportunity to type in a chat windows so the viewers can ask questions and make comments. This is completely amazing to me!
I’m excited to see what today brings. I hope you continue reading and find something that is beneficial to you.
Until next time ~ Danita