Today was a pretty good Monday. I got to spend the day discussing the read/write web for learning with a great group of educators from all over the world.
Everyone’s here to attend the Jefferson/Overseas Schools Technology Institute (JOSTI), an annual conference hosted by our sci/tech magnet school for teachers and tech support folks from American schools overseas.
My part of the day was a three hour workshop presenting an overview of the basic tools of the read/write web. Despite the fact we had no AC, on a day when the temperature hit the low 90’s, things went pretty well.
There were a few glitches, of course. I probably should have checked ahead of time to see if the school was blocking stuff like iTunes (they do). And I should have reviewed my web site one more time to make sure all the links were in place.
But it’s the people, of course, that makes any session a success. And the group we had this afternoon were great, asking good questions and offering terrific ideas.
The only problem with doing a conference like this is that there’s no follow up. I would love to know if they take any of this stuff back and make it work in their schools.
Oh, and I also did a short talk during the opening session. However, I don’t remember much about that. I’m not a talk-with-a-slideshow kind of guy so I think I blanked out for those fifteen minutes.