Saturday, March 26, 2011
Photo #85/365: Edcamp Omaha
Today's photos had to come from Edcamp Omaha. It was my first time to attend something like this, and it was a wonderful experience. I drove to Omaha this morning, leaving by 6:30 A.M. and arriving at the Thompson Center at the University of Nebraska at Omaha by 9. The first hour was an opportunity to meet many people that previously I had known only from Twitter. It was also time for people who wanted to present to sign up for the sessions they wanted to do.
My first session that I chose to attend was a review of favorite iPad and iPod apps. There were lots of good ideas here. The second one I went to was called Web 2.0 Smackdown. This is Kristina Peters presenting. The really neat thing about the format of these sessions was the collaborative presentation. The person presenting would start things off, but then they would invite others to add to the presentation with their own ideas.
There were so many great ideas for apps and websites, that I could hardly type fast enough to get everything bookmarked and copied into notes. I will write more about this on my blog, "Day In the Classroom."
It was a wonderful day with fantastic people, not to mention, having a great lunch out. It was a day of meeting people that I have talked to via Twitter but never met face to face, and making completely new friends. I would definitely do this again!