Today I gave 2 workshops (one on a overview of Web 2.0 and the other on Digital Storytelling.) Both of these were quite well received, and I should persobally thank Lisa Parisi for the wiki from her course of We 2.0 and for her calling in to my session today using Skype. My attendees were flabbergasted first by her Skype call and the ability to interact with someone in New York City, and then by her wiki for the course, which included many video links and websites to help people get started in the exploration of web 2.0.
I also need to thank David Jakes, and Will Richardson, who both allowed me to use their wiki links on the topics too. It was nice to be able to focus on the introduction and/or sharing about my topics rather than focus on a handout for once. I should also give kudos to Chris Craft for allowing me to share his “Life ‘Round Here” videos that are a part of his phenomenal global digital storytelling project. And Chris Betcher (of Sydney Australia) and Ann *** (NJTeacher) surprised me today when I showed my own first attempt at a Voice Thread by leaving txt and voice comments! My audience was so excited. Just imagine how the kids will feel when I share this. You guys ROCK!
During both of my sessions today I also asked my twitter network to warmly greet my session attendees. You did not let me down, and I was able to show how my global network is awesome
Look at my twitter images at all the greeters!