Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Unconference Format

Just attended a really cool event planned at #DENLC10.  It was termed an "unconference".  Instead of top down... here this is today's agenda the participants tossed out ideas.  Individual passions uncovered today's mutual passions and discussions.  It was an incredible experience to be a part of.  Last night people threw out ideas.  Someone's comment sparked my own thought "How can I better utilize inexpensive MP3 players in the classroom?".  I decided to stand up and be counted and offer the suggestion to the group.  There were a few nods and so it was.  Then today we broke up into several sessions and discussed our topics.  I enjoyed all three topics that I was a part of today.  But I am so impressed by the communal knowledge that came for from today's exercise.  We created a google doc where we all collected information regarding the use of mp3 players in the classroom.  The amount of resources and ideas that were brought about I am just so impressed by.  Thank you to all those who participated in RL and virtually!