Magic carpet ride …. to NECC!

If you’ve noticed the new by-line on my blog header then let me fill you in on the source of this. This comes from my guest column Learning is a Multimodal Conversation,” appearing in the Blogger’s Cafè section of ISTE’s December-January issue of Leading & Learning with Technology.

I know some international colleagues won’t have access to download this short column so I’m providing a copy of the article here.

So it seems that ISTE is a bit of theme for me this year…..or more correctly, the NECC conference in San Antonio. I’ve visited ISTE HQ quite a few times, and have enjoyed a warm welcome each time. magiccarpet.jpgI really enjoyed meeting up with Docent KJ Hax (Kevin Jarrett) who took Sue Waters and myself on a fabulous magic carpet ride around ISTE island and beyond. Kevin blogged about this adventure at When Virtual Worlds Collide!

Today I chatted with Clare Lane (Lisa Linn), first on twitter, then a bit of skype chat, and then ended up dropping into ISTE HQ to ‘meet’ her. I stayed at the ISTE social, and had a great campfire chat led by KJHax and his friends.

Meanwhile, I’m busy planning my trip to San Antonio, and am really looking forward to meeting so many of the people from my read/write world.

OH, and I’ll be joining a fabulous group of teacher librarians to present a panel session at the conference. I’m joining with Joyce Valenza, Cathy Nelson, Carolyn Foote, Diane Cordell and Anita Beaman – which will be a bit of magic for me for sure!

That’s what I love about the holidays! When I am back at school I won’t be able to stop in the middle of my day and go and relax ‘in world’ or just launch skye for a quick chat before diving off to the real world shops for some fun and mischief or wandering off to the terrace to do a bit more reading.

  • 2 thoughts on “Magic carpet ride …. to NECC!

    1. Hello Judy
      I have also found the holidays a great time to catch up a lot of discovery and updating. Just started using twitter seriously and follow you there, so decided to visit your blog. Thank you for this. NECC sounds great so look forward to your updates. I will revisit this blog because you have a lot of great widgets, advice and discovery awaits me I know. Thanks!

    2. Judy,

      Believe it or not, I may not make NECC, but I have to say, with the number of amazing, quality connections I’m making via Twitter etc. it’s going to be awfully hard NOT to go!

      Glad you had fun at the social and I look forward to seeing you inworld!


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