Back from NECC 2007

My trip to NECC this year was even more inspirational than last year. I spoke with many many teachers who are doing great things with Wikispaces in their classrooms. Every conversation only made me more determined to keep working to support you all. I don’t think I’d been “twittered” before so thanks to those of you who spotted me in the blogger’s lounge.

The most important conversations, in my opinion, were those that focused on the methodologies that teachers use in their classrooms while supported by technology. We’d like to do as much as we can to help spread the word about best practices for teachers using technology in the classroom so let us know how we can help.

The session that Vicki Davis and I presented on Using Wikis in Education was standing room only and well received.

Thank you so much to everyone who introduced themselves and who have supported Wikispaces so much over the last year. Look forward to seeing you all again soon.

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7 Comments

  1. Posted July 2, 2007 at 12:03 pm | Permalink

    It was certainly a pleasure meeting you there, as well. And, as I mentioned to you at the blogger cafe when you overheard someone mentioning wikispaces, “That must be fun” – to know that you’ve provided such a good tool that is being used by so many teachers with SO many students.

    Many thanks for all you’ve done.

  2. Rachel Murphy
    Posted July 2, 2007 at 4:52 pm | Permalink

    Indeed, your session was standing room only…..I was one the many standing in the back. I wish I had stuck around to introduce myself since I have been using wikispaces for nearly a year in our k12 technology professional development programs. I think wikispaces is great! Thanks for supporting education with all of those free sites! Next year, I will be using it with students-6th grade students in a high access eMINTS classroom in Utah. Your session gave me lots of great ideas, and I appreciated all of the classroom examples.

  3. Tiffany Cantrell
    Posted July 2, 2007 at 6:21 pm | Permalink

    I truly enjoyed your session. I am a newbie to wikispaces. I began using it right away. I also immediately told other teachers at my school about it and am encouraging them to use by my post of all of the new information, I, myself, was able to gather while at the conference. I hope that they will visit the wiki and the sites listed and then add their own comments and ideas to it.
    Check it out at: http://cantrell.wikispaces.com/NECC+Atlanta
    Thank you so much. I can’t wait to use it in the classroom.

  4. Lisa Berg
    Posted July 3, 2007 at 6:52 pm | Permalink

    I, too, was one of the participants standing in the back. Great presentation. I am new to wikis and I am anxious to get started. I will be practicing this summer so that I can introduce it to the teachers in our district.

  5. Pamela Pritchard
    Posted July 5, 2007 at 7:07 pm | Permalink

    I attended the NECC as a newcomer and thought it was fantastic. Wikis and Blogs are new to me and I am looking forward to using them this year in the classroom. It has been hard to convince teachers to use technology, but when I showed a colleague the Wiki; she saw immediately the advantages wikis have for her students.

  6. Gail Ramirez
    Posted August 6, 2007 at 3:11 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for posting your slides and notes. I wanted to attend your session but had a workshop at the same time. I plan to incorporate wikis more extensively this year and can use all the help I can get.

    This was my 10th year to attend NECC and I believe it was one of the best ones! See you all next year in San Antonio.

  7. Juliette
    Posted August 12, 2007 at 2:49 pm | Permalink

    Although I attended NECC-Atlanta, I did not make it to your session. (I have been away for three years.) However, I subscribed to the Educational Conf Connections via Itunes and was able to download the podcast. I had not heard about wikispaces until this year’s NECC. While sitting at one of the morning keynotes someone casually mentioned it as a session she was attending that day. It sounded interesting; I took notes from her comments and downloaded the podcast a few days ago. I Listened to it while visiting my son (again) in Atlanta. Now I’m sitting in Barnes and Noble experimenting. I have a few questions however. I will email them to you. This is wonderful! Although it has been user friendly so far, I have run into a glitch (I’m sure it is something I have overlooked.)

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