The MACUL Conference is a smorgasbord of EdTech learning as far as the eyes can see and the legs can walk. And like most "All You Can Eat" places I might have overindulged. I'm home right, sweat pants on, trying to comb through the links, presentations and piles of swag I picked up.
A curated pile of links here for my social studies teachers there. A stack of catalogs and pamphlets here for our 'collaborative learning spaces' bond committee on this desk. Some blinking LED name badges for my kids over here. A Google Folder full of pictures of business cards in my G-Drive for later.
As these analog and digital piles stack and sort the biggest take away hits me from these days of learning. While thousands of fellow educators came together for the betterment of themselves and their profession not any two of us were the same.
There were the teachers who finally just said, "I guess this Internet thing isn't just a fad..." to those who said, "...I could've taught all these sessions..." And while we differed greatly we came together and ALL learned something about ourselves (no we don't know everything and yes the Internet is here to say) and how we can support each other to move education forward through the use of technology. I think I see a few of our friends coming together in the video below, do you?