Recovered from my busy week in California, I have been hard at work connecting with others passionate about bringing social media into the education system. Beginning my week on a bright and early Monday morning, I contacted and received replies from eleven other teachers and administrators who have found ways to incorporate social media into their curriculum. Tuesday was also eventful, as I was interviewed by the Daily Journal about my trip and social media education mission. I rounded out my day by recording a podcast with Mr. Wettrick about innovating the social media-education integration. This podcast can be found on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/surprise-what-happened-when/id727309092?i=169419172. It is titled “Surprise: What Happened When My Student Created Her Own Online Personal Learning Network.” Guess what the surprise is? I have traveled to California to present at Stanford University for one of Howard Rheingold’s classes and just yesterday (October 23) I Skyped with Eric Sheninger, who I have interviewed in the past and mentioned on this blog. I have finally broken ground on my end goal, as this Skype call was the first clip of my DVD!
Though it is only speculation at this point, I am focusing my time and energy on holding a convocation at my school district’s middle school to express how imperative it is to acknowledge student responsibility on social media networking sites. I have cleared it with my superintendent and just emailed the principal in hope of beginning the planning process for the convocation soon. I will continue to update this blog when more details are uncovered.
This week has been exciting, but overwhelming, at the same time. I am so thankful for all of the opportunities I have received and am anxiously anticipating the many others I will encounter along the way.