After such a filling Thursday, it was difficult to imagine that I could add “one more thing” to my brain. Friday wasn’t as stellar a day as Thursday. My session choices fell flat for me, though Adam Bellow’s One More Thing was a great start! The session, while entertaining and lively, and a great way to begin my day, especially after a snafu checking out at my hotel causing me to miss the Friday keynote, was filled with brutal truths in the form of nonstop one-liners. I was glad to hear him say “slides are free,” which was his warning that he had a lot of slides! No worries, they were all good slides with lots of presentation zen. Of course I knew he would hit it out of the park. A perfect session to choice to make up for the hotel checkout snafu at Las Palmeras. Happy to report sessionwise, I started and ended my day well.
Someone else has a good recap
I love that the author of Education Viewpoint(Eric Miller) has posted a thorough recap of Adam Bellow’s Session, One More Thing. I did attend the session, but my notes were scattered. If you hang around his site/blog, you’ll find more recaps.
I had wanted to attend all of Adam’s sessions, but I tried to spread my attendance to other featured speakers. I did however notice Twitter was afire for the Session Adam led titled “Double Click to Edit: Hacking Keynote.” I skipped it because I figured I already knew a lot of this. I forgot though how much I enjoy his humor, wit, and presentation style. And I knew I was missing good stuff when I realized the participants were actually interacting with him as presenter, adding to his already great material. Sigh. Note to self. Do not miss Adam Bellow at conferences, in formal or informal spaces.
I think this Tweeted graphic says it all!
— Reshan Richards (@reshanrichards) January 16, 2016
I am appending to this post a special thanks to the South Carolina State Library and Halie Brazier for accepting my application for a funding source for travel and attendance at this conference, the Future of Education in Technology Conference. My funding is directly attributed to the Library Services and Technical Services Act and the U.S. Institute of Museums and Library Services. I am deeply appreciative of the opportunity to attend this professional development opportunity.