Saturday, June 27, 2009

NECC 2009 From Where I Sit

It's been quite awhile since I've posted anything here, and what better time to write something than the start of NECC 2009! Unfortunately, I wasn't able to find the funds to go myself this year, but I know I'll be learning plenty in the next few days as I read, listen, watch, twitter, and plurk from the comforts of my own home.

With all of the information that will be coming out of Washington, D.C. during the conference, I decided to try my hand at creating a Netvibes page with feeds coming in from several websites (Delicious, Diigo, Flickr) as well as a number of blogs from the folks I follow on Twitter and Plurk.

It is definitely not easy to keep up with all of the information that comes out of NECC, so I've got a couple of other ideas I'm working on. One idea is a wiki to use as a collecting spot for all the links that will be coming out fast and furious starting tomorrow. I don't know if that will be the best way to stay on top of things, but it might be at least a bit better than the mess from last year. (Don't ask!)

I'll be sure to share as I go, and if you have any other suggestions, please let me know.

For now, if you have a Twitter and/or Plurk account, be sure to follow the hashtag #necc09. Or, if you're like myself, you can also choose to follow #notatnecc09, a hashtag that @marierush came up with this morning for those of us who were unable to make it to NECC (in case you couldn't figure that one out on your own). To search for hashtags, go here:

Twitter Search
FriendFeed Search

For a Twitter search that updates in real time, you have to try TweetGrid! I'm sure it will be moving fast and furious tomorrow!

2 comments:

Karen Bosch said...

I love the idea of a "not at NECC" hashtag. I'm also trying to learn as much as I can from a distance!

McTeach said...

Hi Karen! Thanks for stopping by my blog. If you hear of any links or cool tools being shared at NECC that I haven't posted on the PBWorks wiki, please let me know and I'll add them.

Distance learning...doesn't seem quite so far anymore, does it!