NECC 2008 - Edubloggercon

I haven't been to NECC in years so I was really jazzed to be able to come this year to San Antonio. I came in with no agenda; my plan was to simply soak it all in at Edubloggercon. I think I did a good job of that.


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On Saturday I met a TON of people – old blogging friends, famous blogging friends, new blogging friends – the whole works. It was great to finally meet some people with whom I've interacted regularly. It was equally as fun interacting with new folks that I'd never met before. I now have a bunch of new blogging buddies. I appreciated everyone who went out of their way to come say hello. Folks have been very kind and gracious here.

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Many people were Tweeting, blogging, etc. yesterday. I didn't even touch my laptop until the end of the day. Too many conversations!

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My favorite moments of Edubloggercon

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Some interesting posts about Saturday

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I don't share many of the concerns that others expressed. Although Pearson's filming was a bit intrusive at times, it didn't bother me so much, even when I was facilitating. Mostly I just had a great time. I think Vinnie's got it right - growing pains that we'll have to work through for next year (when Edubloggercon's even bigger!)...

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Some Edubloggercon pictures from my NECC Flickr set

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