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Okay, I’m SO  inspired!

I “attended” the  140 Character Edu Conference via the live streaming- thank you conference organizers for this option. I love that we have this incredible way to be able to participate in conferences across the globe. And if I were a little more savvy about using twitter and hashtags, I could’ve been participating and making comments as I watched.

Amazing! Fabulous!  I’m awed at the power of social media and the technology at our fingertips. Since I was raised in the pre-internet world , I’m still astounded by the spirit of openness and collaboration that is growing.

It was wonderful to hear from educators using social media and technology to help students discover their passions and connect globally.  It’s sad and frustrating to realize how many educators struggle to implement great ideas while fighting a system resistant to change.

It was exciting to hear my baby(@DaleJStephens), the last speaker of the day, talk about UnCollege, Hacking Your Education, and taking self-directed learning to a whole new level.

I’m thrilled that so many folks, from all kinds of backgrounds, are working to innovate and  improve formal and informal education. I loved the speaker’s who reminded us that:

I am hopeful that as we work to create new and better means of education we are also working toward connection, justice, and peace.