I must say...this has been one of the most interesting birthdays I have had to date!
Yesterday afternoon (4pm EDT) I was skyped a happy birthday message from Jo McLeay from Australia (where it was already my bday) and by 8:00 am this morning I had received Happy Birthday wishes via:
email (in several accounts), a Hallmark ecard, and twitter. Several folks popped in via my skype. I received notes on my wall, a gift and a message in my Facebook...F2F my kids & husband got up early to sing, I was greeted by kids in the hall at school (there are 2 seniors--twins with whom I share a birthday...word gets around), and my colleagues left a gift and card on my desk. I received messages on my home phone, my cell phone, my office phone...
So on my birthday, I started to reflect on this past year. Most of the folks who took time out of their day to wish me a happy birthday I didn't know 1 year ago...Many of them I have never really met face to face.
1 year ago, I celebrated my birthday on a hayride with my family...and then the learning began
- 3 days later I was offered my current job (tech integration coach for Classrooms for the Future) AND my daughter was born
- 1 month later I used my mac for the first time
- I attended bootcamp for Classrooms for the Future and made a few connections
- I created my Connected Classroom video and presented at PETE & C where even before the video was unveiled, I made a few more connections.
- In June attended edubloggercon where I reconnected with a few folks and connected face to face with a few more.
- In July was on staff at the Keystone Summit where connectivity was a sort of a theme
- In the fall CFF Bootcamp rolled around again...and the network I had grown helped make the presentation I did on del.icio.us pretty powerful.
In the meantime, THANKS for all of the birthday wishes, and thanks for continuing to be a part of my learning network--I look forward to many more years of learning with all of you