Just a quick thank you to the wonderful hosts of the WOW 2.0 for the excellent opportunity to be part of the "Over The Top Educators From Down Under" webcast. It was a privilege to be part of a conversation that enables global educational collaboration and I'm glad that a casual Skype chat with Vicki Davis helped to germinate the concept. Next time, I'll take a leaf out of Jo McLeay's book and do some preparation beforehand as I found myself rambling during my speaking opportunities and thinking about all the points of conversation I had actually wanted to say!
When the audio is posted I'll post a link to it here. I have to take my hat off to Cheryl, Vicki, Jen and Sharon - what they offer all educators willing to tune in, chat and then download is top class and is grassroots change at its best.
Whenever I catch one of these online events as they unfold (which isn't as often as I should or would like to) I end with some new connections to cutting edge educators somewhere else on Earth. In this case, it was a previous written connection that has now been strengthened via Skype. The well known Darren Draper buzzed me early afternoon (my time) via Skype and we had a great conversation that built on some of our previous cross referencing via the blogosphere. It was great that he's been thinking long and hard about how to foster international connections and revealed joint plans for EduBloggerWorld, a Ning based site. For those of us jealous of the energy and learning spilling out of the Atlanta event, it could be just the starting point we're looking for.
Update: Here's the link to the show and I didn't sound as gooby as I feared.
Isn’t it great about the ongoing learning and connections that happen when we just participate. It was great this morning Graham, and thanks for your kind words
I thought you were simply fantastic and you sounded well prepared to me!
Whoa! Have been busy this week with school back…. but have time now to properly peruse the edublogosphere.
Was great to listen to you the other week on WOW2… and NO you definitely didn’t sound ‘gooby’ (!) also nice to hear the Aussie accents in contrast to the American lol. I rushed home to listen to the show andd missed the first part – so have caught up now.
I’ll be dropping by future WOW2 shows during my lunchtimes (but can only listen to half the show as class starts).
Awesome to have a “down under” perspective 😉 I think I hide it really well that I am actually an aussie in disguise!