The students presented digital projects in small groups, talking about everything from medical support groups, to online missionary work, to the power of blogging in the realm of learning and research. I enjoy all areas of digital networking, from blogging here, to facebook to twitter.
**And as a side note, I just have to interject that I was utterly and completely attracted to my husband tonight, both as I watched him up front leading a passionate discussion about using media in the classroom, and later, as I had students approach me and call themselves "Burtonites". Now, I don't share this for any other reason but to testify of how great it is so see him in his element, having an effect on minds, and getting these students completely charged up about ways they can contribute to communal learning.
Another thing I discovered this week, as I was indirectly involved in Geo's prep for this big evening, was www.justin.tv. Incredibly, you can broadcast live video straight to the web, using your smart phone. I already have the app on my iPhone, and I am ready to give a broadcast a try soon. My channel has been set up as www.justin.tv/kazzy11. When I will be putting something up I will give notice here and see if I can get some live audience. Things are archived, like at youtube, but with the possibility to see things live it opens a lot of cool doors for faraway family and friends. A one-way facetime that will allow people to be part of what is going on here. I am psyched about it.
It is a wonderful thing to be hooked in to a university and the buzz that goes on. I left the event this evening glad to be alive in such exciting times, where I can make connections and express my self freely. Thanks in advance for being part of my experience here.