Thursday, July 30, 2009

Technology, collaboration, and classrooms of today

I am only 2/3 of the way through my conference (Building Learning Communities) and my brain is already on overload: Wikis, Twitter, blogs, Ning,,, Diigo,, Moodle, Chatz, Gallery, cell phones, iPods,, podcasts, google docs, digital storytelling, 2.0 Technology, Facebook, transmedia, ... so many great ideas and tools! So many concepts swirling in my head! What do I do with all this knowledge?

This is when I wish there was someone else here from TCIS to brainstorm with. That was such a nice luxury at the Professional Learning Communities Conference in Denver a few weeks ago! I guess I will have to wait just a few more days to discuss when I return to Korea on SUNDAY! Where did this summer go?

One lingering thought- for better or for worse, 2.0 technology has opened so many networking doors and has changed the landscape of global communities forever.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


When I am in Korea, I expect to experience new things all the time. However, as much as the rational side of me knows that life goes on without me in the states, I am always a bit surprised. Perhaps is an egocentric thing, or an oblivious thing. Either way, it has been interesting to see my friends living grown up lives. While I have been navigating the transition period commonly known as one's 20s, my friends have also been changing, meeting people, learning, developing, and growing up. I have loved all the moments of interaction I have had with loved ones who have known me at different stages of life. Like mirrors, I think we reflect back to each other the selves we once were. We help each other realize the subtle ways that we have changed. Most of the changes are good, I think. Yet it is always a bit surprising to learn how much you have grown over time... and how much your friends (and family members) have matured as well.

Deep thoughts. Deep thoughts.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Where, oh where, has my little muse gone? Where, oh where, can she be?

On vacation I guess. Alas, I will resume writing when the inspiration finds me.