Thanks, #Ednado, or How I Loved Connecting Face to Face with my #PLNSunday, April 26, 20158:32 PM
I typically enjoy any conference with good company, good learning, and good food, but I had really high expectations for Ednado. Ednado, a free conference that took education by storm yesterday, was a great day of learning and fun for many different reasons:
- I presented with my best friend Dani for the first time. How could I have not realized how much more fun it is to present when you love your topic, audience, and co-presenter? This was legitimately the most fun I've ever had in one of my own presentations. I think I'm a good presenter and usually feel like participants have learned and haven't had their time wasted. This was probably the first time I felt like we all had fun, too. Thanks to EasyBib for the hype as one of the 5 sessions to watch out for! If you are interested in backchanneling in the secondary classroom, our presentation is here.
5 Must-See Sessions at New Jersey’s @Ednado Conference http://t.co/ha0ZhQXqhI #njed #edtechchat #SuptChat pic.twitter.com/yz8bCdByyn
— EasyBib (@EasyBib) April 24, 2015
- I didn't set myself up to be overwhelmed. Too often at conferences, I feel like I try to do everything. I attend every session, no matter how much I think I'll learn. Ednado was casual, relaxed, and fun. I learned a lot but also spent my day hanging out, meeting people, and having great conversations. Instead of attended every session, I followed the learning on Twitter and opted to dominate the scavenger hunt, learn from the amazing Student Tech Team, and connect with my #PLN.
Student Tech Team is awesome! Learning about @HaikuDeck at @ednadoedu #ednado pic.twitter.com/G0I7a2LT1g
— Adam Schoenbart (@MrSchoenbart) April 25, 2015
- At Ednado, my #PLN became F2F friends. I love connecting online and participating in Twitter chats. I love meeting new people at conferences. But this was the first time where I was able to meet people who I had established Twitter-connections with in real life. And it was awesome.
Educators Unite! #EDJusticeLeague is coming to @edcampphilly @iruntech @missraskin @AJBianco @MrSchoenbart pic.twitter.com/ysHZQy5V8H
— Christopher J. Nesi (@mrnesi) April 26, 2015