I just got back from attending the Space Week webinar with Allan Butler and astronaut, Ken Reightler.  It was an out-of-this-world experience!  (ba-dump-DA)  As usual, the content in the webinar was so informative and so interesting that the time just flew by and so many questions were left unanswered.  The excitement of the participants was tangible in the chat room window, which is always a great source for even more information. Jennifer Dorman’s class has come up with a term for those of us who just can’t get enough webinars in their comment, “We love webinars – we are a bunch of webinerds!”  This comment was followed by another new word, invented by Tracy Selock’s class in their comment, “Webinars give us geekbumps!”

I’m here to admit that I, Elaine Plybon, am a webinerd.  Give me webinars!  I will attend all I can!  There is just something about being a part of such a large group of people and so many excited young minds that is addictive!  Aside from the fact that there is lots of useful information presented, attending a webinar makes you feel like you’ve been a part of something big.  So, I’m here to say, “Webinerds unite!”  If the thought of the next fabulous webinar gives you geekbumps, tell your colleagues!  If we can each turn just one more educator on to the power of online collaboration, we could become a webiNation!

Thank you to all the folks at Discovery, Allan Butler and the Science Channel, Ken Reightler and Lockheed Martin for such a wonderful experience!  I’m told the transcript and a podcast will be available soon for those of you who missed it.


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