Posted by Cheryl Lykowski on October 10, 2007
I think I have discovered a new disease (and what a fun one it is!). I call it Technology ADD or TADD. It occurs when your learning network has grown by leaps and bounds in a short amount of time. Symptoms to be aware of are: Mulitasking using such tools as Twitter, Skype, Bloglines, UStream, and many others. Trying to obtain as much knowledge and connections from various sources such as k12 Online Conference , and finding yourself trying to explain to people who have not been afflicted with this wonderful disease, only to have the ‘deer-in-the-headlight’ look staring at you.
Last night, I participated in several wonderful connection and learning opportunities, and at one point I felt as though I had ADD – my mind, eyes, and fingers were flying in so many different directions. David Warlick presented a fantastic Fireside Chat for k12 Online Conference. At one point there 111 people in the Elluminate room! From there, I headed over to Will Richardson’s tv channel (odd that we can now have our own channel). After that, I spent time with friend and co-presenter of Teacher Talk Webcast, Susan van Gelder on a Skype call and a practice run-through of streaming for our upcoming show next week.
All of this took place within 3 hours. WOW! The possibilities of connection still astound me. A link to the Fireside chat video has not been posted yet, but you will find the Fireside chat below.
And now off to work!