Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Greetings from Philadelphia where the NCTM Web 2.0 Experience was Awesome

If you stumbled upon Booth 1211 (Pearson Photo Lounge) in the exhibit hall you too could have been on the cover of a post card! The photographer did a marvelous job of wiping out all my wrinkles so I now prominently display it in my office here in White Plains, NY where I'm furiously debriefing the conference. (I started in the previous couple of blogs, but this one continues my story.) For me everything that happened at the conference pales in comparison to the excitement I experienced to be a fully equipped Math 2.0 Educator. Since my goal was not to just learn from the experts who were presenting, but from the "wisdom of the crowd" as folks used the free Wifi to blog and tweet from pretty much anywhere in the conference. I have attended almost all of the conferences since 1986 and this is the first time I was truly excited about how technology via Web 2.0 tools enhanced the NCTM conference going experience. Along with mine I'll be sharing your thoughts, comments and stories related to how technology enhanced the experience of being at the conference. Please share your links to your stories by tweeting #nctm12 or adding a comment below.

A great website for reviewing all the tweets is topsy.com. Go there and enter nctm12 and relive the experience.

NCTM Conference 2012 Recap-Wifi makes a hugh difference!

What a incredible conference from a Wifi perspective. Live tweeting during the sessions added a postive dimension never seen before at an annual meeting. Unless we want to go downhill from here, Wifi is a must in Denver.

Are you sharing your take on the conference you just attended? Please tweet the info with the hashtag #nctm12 and/or in a reply below. I will be sharing them in this blog post.

Dan Meyer's tweets on Steve Leinwand's talk. Also it was a surprise to me that Steve was the kickoff presentation for the learn/reflect Strand - not Tom Dick as previously advertised.

Here's a blogpost from Mike Thayer taking advantage of the ubiquitous Wifi to post his thougths before his internal engine conks out completely:

I'm sitting in the BuzzHub at the NCTM national meeting in Philadelphia. It's Friday a bit before 5 PM, and I'm beat. I've had a few thoughts before I head out for home.... read more

Conferences as Professional Development?
By Karen Greenhaus
Last week was a crazy, hectic and tiring week at both the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM)  and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) conferences. read more

to be continued...