After being told that the person due to do the presentation just after Joe Dale would not be taking part, I thought "follow THAT" as Joe was sharing his wonderful ideas and tricks to turn powerpoints into truly interactive classroom resources.
As a summary, I would highlight the following:
- I believe that 100+ brains are better than just one-even if it is mine! That's why I love twitter and social networks.
- Networking is one of the most effective ways to solve problems-ours and other people's.
- Twitter is spontaneous, messy, professional and individual-that's real life
- Diigo is the best platform to find like-minded colleagues to exchange resources and ideas with them.
- I am a Ning addict but sometimes, sharing is just about making yourself available and dipping into selected conversations. Time IS a precious commodity.
- VPD is the future-When will we get regular VPD free periods to network and exchange ideas about Learning & Teaching?
- To anybody who tells you that they prefer talking to "real people" rather than take part in online communities, tell them that I have met a lot of people from my online communities at the IOW Conference-they seemed pretty real to me...
- Sharing does not just happen, opportunities for sharing must be engineered within the school context. It must also be a genuine two-way process.
- All threats and inconveniences can also be opportunities to "spread the word" within and across departments, across the LA, the country, internationally...