New #DENChat Coming This Thursday!

The first two weeks of #DENChat have been phenomenal.  The discussion is on target with tweets whizzing by at nearly the speed of thought.  If you haven’t joined us yet, or have been hesitant about participating in the conversation, here are a few things to think about:

  • Its ok to “lurk” in the conversation.  Sit back and watch it all unfold.  At least one thing (probably at least twenty) will cross your screen that will make you click a link to see what its all about.  And if you get that one thing out of the chat, you’re time has been well spent.
  • Even if you don’t want to chat, click the links offered.  Check out other hashtags that are used.  Find the resources.  Learn about new learning networks.
  • Be sure and browse through the list of people sharing.  When someone posts something of interest to you, see if you already follow them.  If not, take the time to do so.  I’ve added over 30 DEN Stars to my list of people I follow in the first two weeks alone.  These are great resources for learning!
  • If you forgot to attend (and who hasn’t!), set an alarm on your calendar to remind you.  We’ll send out blog updates and tweets, but you might miss them.
  • And if you’re in another meeting, you can always come back to the DEN Blogs and find the archive!

With that out of the way, this Thursday will be our third DENChat.  We’ll talk about a simple, but important idea.  Are you ready?  OK, here it is:

What engages you in Professional Development?

We’ve all done it. We’ve gone to conferences and workshops and school or district sponsored PD and been disappointed.  We’ve been unengaged.  And we’ve spent our time checking our Facebook pages or writing a blog about how bored we are.  Well, OK, maybe not all of us have done it.  But I have.  I admit it!  And if you want the whole truth, I’ve probably taught some of them.

And then we’ve also gone to those conferences and sessions where we just simply couldn’t get enough.  We couldn’t take notes fast enough.  We were tweeting out great stuff as fast as our fingers could hit the keyboards.

So, this Thursday, we want to know about that second part.  What truly engages you?

#DENChat.  Thursday, March 14th (Pi Day) at 8 PM EST.  See you there!



  1. Paula Naugle said:

    I have set my Google calendar reminder and hope to be a part of the conversation this week. See you at #DENchat.

  2. Carolyn Stanley said:

    My initials are CRS! I definitely will set my Google calendar from now on. Even if my iPad is off, it beeps at me. I may be out tomorrow evening, so I am very glad there is an archive.

    As for last week’s topic – I really like the ease of converting videos, music and pics using Format Factory. It has been a life saver when I needed to rotate videos downloaded from my iPhone to my PC for editing in Live Windows Movie Maker.

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