Sunday, November 05, 2006

I thought that I had better blog about today - the last day of the K12 online conference - the last official day - I am sure that the chat and discussions will continue for many weeks and months to come - The day has been taken up with hour long skype casts around the globe. I joined in at just after midnight gmt 4th November and was chatting to JeffU and his lan party members in Shanghai until about 3am!!!! ( not much sleep again). I leapt straight back in, catching Bronwen's chat this morning and joined Terry Freedman's chat at 4pm this afternoon. This evening the chat became more of a party - with a weird party atmosphere and the final hour was a bit surreal.
But it was all great fun, and a place to do some serious networking - I made many more skype contacts who I will look out for in the near future. the discussions ranged from the serious and stimulating to the downright farcical as we had some odd people who like drunks after a good night out wandered into the room to mumble and squeak before falling over and passing out!!!!
On the technical side I discovered skypecasts and how to find them following the link
https://skypecasts.skype.com/skypecasts/ongoing , also discovering the TappedIn discussion area at
http://tappedin.org/tappedin/do/RegisterAction? if you register here go into the chat area and the discussion on K12 online - if you register there you will receive an email if any of the other members posts anything about K12 and beyond. this is especially good as there is a plan to have another skypecast in a month to see how everone is getting on with aspects of K12 online - the moderators in the reception there are very helpful and will certainly sort out any problems you may have give it a go.
The people that I have been talking to today are far too many to mention- but one thing is for sure they were from all over the world - China to Australia, USA to Canada and of course the UK - it was good to chat with Terry Freedman, JeffUtech, Bronwen, Glenn, Carolyn (techno foote), Drew, Bud and Heather B - My thanks also to those such as Will Richardson et al who put the conference together - agin as Judy O'Connell says 'It's a small world after all' Thanks guys for a great day - we will meet again.

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3 comments:

Simply Science said...

Hi Blog Man,

My name is John Pearce and I was in the Tapped In discussion with you the other morning and asked for your email address however I was not quick enough to write it down. I teach a grade 3-4 class down here in Geelong in Victoria, Australia. We have been working with blogs, wikis and podcasts over this school year and are always on the lookout for others working in the same area. If you would like to check out some of their work have a look in at our class blog at http://mrpbps.learnerblogs.org/. If you would like to get in contact with me you can do so by getting my email address from my Simply Science site at http://users.pipeline.com.au/~jpearce/default.htm and taking the Contact Tab. Hoping to hear from you soon.

Cheers
John P

Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach said...

I enjoyd meeting you via the Skypecast. Thanks for all the inspring conversation during the K12online conference final event When Night Falls.

Hope to see you online soon.

Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach
K12 Online Conference Convener

Blog-man said...

Thanks Sheryl - yes it was certainly great fun to be involved in - it felt as if we were at the beginning of something over the weekend - great to have a chat with people who I only knew through their blogs and podcasts - I guess I had better get listening to all of the content that I missed - speak to you soon.
Paul

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