Social Networking at TechForum Midwest

Today I feel pretty darn privileged because I get to spend the day networking at TechForum Midwest, which just happens to be local for me 🙂 No flight required!

Highlight of the day has been the networking taking place. Sheryl Nussbaum Beach set the right tone with her opening keynote, encouraging the attendees to spend time today building out their own personal learning networks. And without a question, people have been taking it to heart. Tweet’s have been flying all over, sessions are being uStreamed and recorded for podcasts, and the networking has truly been exemplary. Of course, there are about half a dozen STAR Discovery Educators or so around, who are leading by example!

As promised, here is a link to my afternoon presentation dealing with AUP’s, Social Networking and Internet Safety. It’s a messy topic to be sure, but we had a great discussion and there seemed to be many lightbulbs switching on above people’s heads.

Great stuff, and I was glad just to be a part of it.


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  1. kmulford said:

    Thanks for posting the PPt. I’d forgotten that I’d signed up at until you mentioned its potential. The “walled garden” is most intriguing to me, so I’ll be spending some time there.

    Another thought — I’d spent time considering my own digital presence, but your thoughts about your son’s made me realize that I’ve not done this about my own two sons. Will have to get right on that!

    Loved your anecdotes — almost as much as the disclaimers! Thanks again for an enjoyable afternoon.

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