Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Alabama Buddies!


I had the good fortune to sit in on an elluminate session given by Will Richardson called "Using Blogs as a Teaching Tool." There were over 30 teachers from Alabama participating in a session orchestrated by Sheryl Nusbaum-Beach, Cathy Gassenheimer, and John Norton. Two hours passed by in 5 minutes. It was the first time I've had the chance to hear Will present; he makes everything seem so natural. He has a very personable and engaging style of speaking. You can't help but feel comfortable as he discusses a suite of engaging ideas followed up with striking examples. There was one comment he made that really resonated with me: "Don't hand it in; Publish it!" I'm going to use that with my students. ;-)

I really appreciated the invitation to join the group from Sheryl. I've had some correspondence with several Alabama teachers and I "bumped" into Jeanne Simpson and Aimee Smith. I also met Suzanne Culbreth who is running 3 classroom blogs this semester. All the teachers in the session were so enthusiastic about blogging in the classroom and made me feel such a welcome member of the group. I had thought I would just sit in and listen but the conversation going on in the chat room was so engaging we all had a lively discussion. (There was a lot of chatter abot wikis too!) It really was a blast! I left feeling pumped up about blogging all over again! Thanks to Will, Sheryl and all my Alabama Buddies! ;-)


Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach said...
15/3/06 19:56  

Thanks for participating Darren! I can't wait to see what we cook up next! It was great fun.

Learning about learning ...

While walking ...
Best viewed "full screen." (Click on bottom right corner of any video when playing.)

With pictures ...
Best viewed "full screen." (Click on bottom right corner of any image when playing.)

Curating discoveries ...


Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Licence.

My Class Blogs

Class Blog 2004-2005
Class Blogs 2005 - 2006
Class Blogs 2006 - 2007
Class Blogs 2007 - 2008
Class Blogs 2008 - 2009

Delicious Links