NECC Wiki Workshop

I love the blog post from Laurie Fowler about the Wiki workshop last week at NECC.

Laurie says:

“This workshop really opened my eyes to the collaboration that the web 2.0 tools can encourage. And it reminded me, too, that it is about the content and the collaboration, NOT about the tools. The relationships we encourage students to make with one another and students around the globe are much more important than which tools they choose to communicate that message”

We had fourteen in the workshop in person and about 7 participants from around the world.  Our goal was for the participants to experience a flat classroom and, it worked!

Julie and I will be offering an extended version of this course this upcoming week in St. Louis and are talking about doing another extended workshop next year in Australia if we can find a venue and enough participants to make it happen.

We will have a very small number of openings this upcoming Tuesday and perhaps Wednesday.  First tweet, first to go on the list. (just direct message or e-mail me.)  Just remember that top priority goes to those who are there in person, although, I think it is a meaningful experience for everyone.

I think what I love most was this comment:

“And at the end when NECC folks were coming up and giving their reflection on video, I saw Kim Vance from Cincinnati come up and talk and I realized that she is in my Influencer Online Book group that we are doing with Scott McLeod from CASTLE in Iowa. What a small world!”

Here are the ustream reflections from participants:

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We still have some room in the workshop next Tuesday and Wednesday, July 8, 9 in St. Louis.  Join us!

NECC Wiki Workshop
Here are the snippets of the ustream of the Wiki Workshop.  (It is a long workshop, but you can forward it and get some out of it if you wish.)

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Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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1 comment

Kerrie Gustin July 5, 2008 - 4:51 am

Vicki,
Thank you so much for this post. Along with Laurie’s post, the videos and text have given me so much more insight into how to continue with my “Share Your Community” project on my gustinspace wikispace. Thanks for all of the effort you put forth to enhance the classroom experience for students and teachers worldwide.

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