Friday, January 29, 2010

Get ready, get set, go Educon 2.2 with a math spin (I hope)

So here I am ready to do Educon 2.2. Since the event is in Philly and I'm at home I got my tweetdeck set up to view tweets that I follow along with tweets that contain #educon and #noneducon in their message. Let the circus begin....

I'm back from my first go at it. Lasted about 45 minutes. What did I make of it so far? I'm reminded of what computers were said to do most of the time: GIGO - garbage in, garbage out. It wasn't really that bad. A #educon tweet told me about an interview the writer did with Seth Godin and that transcripted in her blog. His views on education. Interesting. I followed my mind drift and clicked on an intervew Seth gave on his website as I was being bombarded by a cacophony of tweet flashes every few seconds or so it seemed. There's something fun about this blitz of info. Nothing about math. but then retrieving relevant stuff is like catching the proverbial needle in the haystack. There has got to be a better way. The show begins tomorrow. This time I will be ready for Math!

PS - I missed the virtual feed of the panel discussion at Franklin Institute. I wonder if it actually happened.