' I am entirely certain that twenty years from now we will look back at education as it is practiced in most schools today and wonder how we could have tolerated anything so primitive.' John W Gardner
Let me provide a little background so this post makes sense. The first thing you need to know about me is that I am a Twitter addict. The second thing you need to know is that I have a passion for my PLN. My network has taught me 1000 times more that I will ever learn at any formal training. Back in April I decided to see if I could organize my PLN to help show the power of Twitter. Basically, I wanted to see if my PLN could raise $1500 to send an educator to NECC. I asked Richard Byrne, the author of FreeTech4Teachers, to be the newbie and he gladly agreed! With the generous support of people from our PLN and from VoiceThread we were able to meet the goal in two weeks.
I am sitting with Richard Byrne in the Bloggers’ Cafe as I write this. I am more convinced than ever that Richard was the perfect choice to be the first newbie. He shares so much with so many people and his audience is still growing. If you are attending NECC be sure to track him down and tell him hello.
I was interviewed about the newbie project a few weeks ago about the project. One of the questions I was asked was would I do it again. Of course I will! In fact, I have already chosen the next newbie. I will announce who it is in my next post, but I will say this person is an incredibly dedicated teacher who has a passion for learning.
Stay tuned for more details!