Walking (and learning) in Memphis

Midway through the 2013 Lausanne Learning Institute and I already feel re-energized, ready for the school year ahead. I LOVE this conference. It’s where my life was changed nine years ago and I have been back every year since – and for good reason..the learning is great!

Tim Rylands

This year’s event kicked off Sunday with pre-conference workshops and a keynote from Science Leadership Academy Principal and general all around learning rockstar Chris Lehmann, followed by today’s morning keynote from British educator Tim Rylands, who¬†both challenged and entertained the crowd with his masterful storytelling. In between the stories he managed to share a number of ideas about gaming and digital resources with us and, while I had seen/used many of the tools before, there were a few that I am nudged to go back and look at again and a few new ones. Tim shares his resources here.

I was inspired when Tim reinforced my belief that personal blogging should be a central component to a student’s school life, a place where they share the best of their skills and passions with the world. I am now excited to get to my “Learning to Blog – Blogging to Learn” session tomorrow.

I shared in three sessions today, and four more tomorrow. It’s exciting to see people get excited about what you share. Up tomorrow are a couple of practical sessions on blogging and creative commons and a couple of bigger picture sessions on new approaches to teaching and learning and personal branding on the web.

It will go by quickly!



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