If you’re looking for a place to recharge and reconnect, the CUE Annual Conference is the place to be. Like last year, I had a blast! It was great to meet new techies colleagues, reconnect with old ones, and share the triumphs and pitfalls of technology integration in the classroom.
This year’s offerings were larger than the last. There were SOOOO many workshops and not enough time. In fact, when I set up my Sched, I actually booked two to three workshops for each time period so that if one room was full, I had backup options. And believe me when I say that I’m thankful for those backup options!
My take-aways from these past few days include…
- Interest-based learning –> “What matters to you, matters!” – Glenn Warren
- Voxer is a means to connect & collaborate
- Finding the citation for an image taken from the Internet is quite easy
- Bring humor into the situation when someone asks a question that is Googleable (yes, I know that is probably not a word) –> lmgtfy.com
Though this type of conference can be taxing on the mind (there is so much to remember and process…), it was totally worth it when one factors in the relationships built over shared triumphs and frustrations when integrating technology into the curriculum and PD. I left Palm Springs this morning with a heavy heart because I know that I have to wait a full year for the next CUE conference. Having said that, I am confident that the connections made this past weekend will continue to grow as we reach out to each over over Twittersphere…and perhaps maybe Voxer. 😉