I have been a connected educator for only about 3 years (2 on Twitter) so you would definitely call me a newbie. But I learn fast and I'm so engrossed in learning that it has become an addiction for me. (See prior
I happened to mention to a couple people today what my day was like and to a tee, they commented that it was a ridiculous day, life is too short and it isn't worth it. I, however, didn't look at it that way. I looked at the opportunities I was afforded today because of me being a connected educator.
My day started off with what was supposed to be a 30 minute presentation that turned into an hour and fifteen minutes (oops) of sharing my #digcit course with local principals, directors and teachers. Apparently I can talk a lot about things that I am passionate about. :) Out of this is coming several days to work with my colleagues from the region to help implement a #digcit course.
Next, I did what was supposed to be a 20 minute interview with a former student for her grad class project that turned into a two hour conversation about how we are meeting the needs of our students in this day and age.
Next, I have been afforded an amazing opportunity and that is to be part of the EdChat radio show, which is a continuation of the conversation from last night's #edchat about how meetings are used and how we could be using them for PD.
After that, I am again graced with the awesome opportunity to help moderate #edtechbridge. This is one of my favorite
Every single one of these events today is possible because I chose to become a connected educator. I am invigorated by every one of these conversations and opportunities. I wouldn't have it any other way. I am a better person, educator and community member because of my choice to become a connected educator.
So to get back to my colleagues, it was (is) hectic, life is short and that is why this is TOTALLY worth it!
As an update to this post:
On Saturday, April 25th, I followed 3
I have helped to organize 3
I am now a Beta tester for 5
I was in a chat with @arneduncan during #edtechchat and was QT by him!
I was able to contact the author of
I was able to do a GHO with a tech company in real time when having a problem.
I found out today (10/28/15) that I was chosen as a