Monday, June 29, 2009

NECC 2009 From Where I Sit - Part 2

As I've done each summer, I plan to do a lot of learning this summer. NECC always presents a great opportunity for learning, even if it's done from a distance. To harness that learning, I thought I'd experiment with something else I'm learning this summer: PBWorks.

I've enrolled in the PBWorks Summer Camp; we're just starting the second week. The main reason I signed up for the camp is that PBWorks (formerly PBWiki) has always been a bit confusing for me. I think it's just the way it's laid out; that sidebar is quite different from the Wikispaces sidebar that I've grown accustomed to. But I'm adjusting! I'm actually feeling a lot more comfortable with PBWorks now that I'm through the first week of camp. Actually, I'm thinking it may be an even better solution for me with my organizational challenges. The use of folders to hold your pages is tremendously helpful!

So, how am I combining PBWorks and NECC? I've started a wiki to collect all the information that all of my friends are sharing from the conference in Washington, DC. I add to it throughout the day, so be sure to check back and see what other wonderful things we're learning.

McTeach.pbworks.com

You'll notice the wiki has other folders that don't have much information in them...yet. I plan on using this wiki to help me process all of my learning goals for the summer. Up next: Understanding By Design.

One other way I'm keeping track of all the information coming out of NECC is through my Diigo account. I've created a list called "NECC 2009" and use that to save links to as I get them. Feel free to check it out:

NECC 2009 List

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