Wow, it has been a while since my last post! I do try to avoid cluttering this blog with needless ramblings. At any rate, I've just returned from IETC (The Illinois Education and Technology conference) where I was a first time presenter and boy am I exhausted. I love educational/technology conferences and getting to learn and share new things with my colleagues, but tend to get about 4 hours of sleep over the course of three days.
Incidentally, if you'd like to see what I presented on, you can. Here and here.
While I may be physically wiped out, my emotional state is fully charged and my soul is re-enrgized. I had been a nervous wreck in the weeks leading to the conference. Were my presentations ready? Were they informative enough? Would I stumble through my presentations and leave session attendees feeling empty? Truly the stuff of nightmares. But as usual, I overcomplicate things and over-prepare to avoid failure and everything worked out in the end. Funny how we can add undue stress to our lives isn't it? I'm already thinking about FETC (Florida Education Technology Conference) in January, ICE in February and IETC 2010. The ideas are churning away in the brain.
Meanwhile, I will be blogging and reflecting over the next few days and with the long holiday weekend rapidly approaching plan to re-launch the webtopia.tv project I began over the summer. I'm even considering authoring a book over the next year on the power technology can have in the classroom. Stay turned!