Posted by dougbutchy on 13th February 2012
If you are like me and unable to attend the Pennsylvania Educational Technology Expo and Conference (PETE & C), then you are probably looking to keep up with what’s going on via the social networks. @misterlamb has a CoverItLive going on via his blog. Head over to http://misterlamb.blogspot.com to keep up in real time. Thanks Jimbo!!
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Posted by dougbutchy on 2nd March 2010
My first trip to the annual PETE&C Conference in Hershey, PA was an absolutely wonderful experience! I don’t know that I have ever felt so invigorated after attending an educational conference, not even PMEA. Perhaps this is due to the fact that it is a new and exciting area of education for me. Maybe it’s just because it is different than music. I’m not sure.
I was in my element! I loved that, at every session I went to, at least 10-15 other people there were getting out their laptops or mobile devices and either taking notes or live blogging the sessions. I did take a stab at covering some of the sessions through Cover It Live, and I found that to be an awesome way to not only take notes for myself later, but to also provide an insight for some folks that weren’t able to attend in person. I intend on using Cover It Live a lot more in the near future!
I tweeted about it earlier, and in some ways, I do believe this conference was a life-changing experience for me. I am typically a shy person, and I have mentioned before that I feel that social media is helping me to become more comfortable in certain situations…like when I am around a bunch of people I don’t know. Well, I put myself in the middle of that situation on purpose this year and volunteered to work as a docent in the Social Networking Lounge. This was great for me, as I got to meet so many wonderful people that I have only known through Twitter. As I “worked my shift” in the lounge, I could tell that I was becoming more comfortable with interacting with new people…what an awesome feeling!
The concurrent sessions at the conference were awesome, and I even got to meet and talk to Sir Ken Robinson when he signed my copy of “The Element!” I’m really looking forward to reading it! I will definitely return to Pete&C in the future!
Me and Sir Ken!
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Posted by dougbutchy on 22nd February 2010
I decided to do a Cover It Live for all of my tweets from Pete & C 2010 for the next 3 days. Follow the link below to see them.
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