If all my proposals are accepted I’ll be presenting 6 times between November and June. That doesn’t even include all the little side presos I do here at ISU and the locals schools and organizations.
Am I crazy?
Well maybe, but I’d like to share about the backchanneling study (with Sharon Peters‘), about what over 900 educators from around the world had to say about their use of Web 2.0 tools, and about other skills and info that will help teachers and students. So here’s the schedule:
The 3-Tool PLN
Critical Web Skills for the 21st Century
Illinois Computing Educators (ICE) – these have been submitted, not accepted
Around the Web in 60 Days
Going Wild With Wikis
International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)- these have been submitted, not accepted
Educators’ Perceptions: Uses, Constraints, and Successful Practices of Backchanneling
Global Educators Using Web 2.0 Tools
Now maybe that is a little crazy … 6 different preps … plus I am teaching 3 new classes next semester, that’s 3 preps. Oh, well, I do always like to push the envelope. So the key is to prepare ahead and practice … that’s right, practice. I will be referring to Garr Reynolds’ Presentation Zen and Seth Godin’s Two Elements of a Great Presenter to pick up new info and cue me on what I already know. And practice … yup, there it is again. You know what they say, “Practice makes perfect.” Well … actually … perfect practice makes perfect … something I learned (and said repetitively) during 15 years of coaching volleyball.
So if you are at any of these conferences, please come up and say “Hi” – after all, that’s the biggest part of conferencing: spending time with people.
I’m not crazy … just excited and I want to provoke more excitement!
Do you have any crazy ideas? Share them!!