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Amazing Stories Took a Wrong Turn At Albuquerque

I’m going to leave it to John Ittelson to tell the full story, but I am a bit embarrassed to all my friends and colleagues who responded to my call for More Amazing Stories of Sharing.

Like the wascally wabbit, there was a mixup, and the event at which this new version was supposed to be presented… did not get us in the schedule.

Eeeek. Will this be the last time I can pull out the Tom Sawyer Paint My Presentation Fence trick?

I don’t think so. You see… I got this great new collection of stories, they are really good, and I can still share them with you. In fact, you, me, and everyone else does not need a conference to present something– we can share these anytime, without the bad conference hall fluorescent lights, ugly test pattern hotel carpet, and without the Dreaded Conference Chicken.

cc licensed flickr photo shared by MrGluSniffer

Nope, we dont need no stinkin’ conference…

So, I am here to present to you, the newest set of Amazing Stories of Sharing, the 2010 version, which like last year’s, you can watch individually or explore them all in the CoolIris format.

I really want o thank the following folks for sharing their stories, all are worth sitting down and listening to… and then picking yourself up and doing something similar.

  • Dean Shareski and Darren Kuropatwa who shared a pair of stories on the tail end of their trip to the BLC10 Conference
  • Students in led by Dave Cormier’s class on Educational Technology and the Adult Learner (ed366). Be sure to see the group document the class wrote on this topic
  • Rod Lucier (aka The Clever Sheep) for just sending a story that is not only Amazing for how hos resource got shared in Sweden and back again, but also for the rich way he shot his video.
  • Robin Neal (Beaver Country Day School, MA) and
    Darren Kuropatwa (a two-fer) for their story on how one wiki influenced another.
  • Tim Lauer, the most Amazing principal a scholl could dream of, for his story of Ted’s bee sting, in the very early web days, becoming a point of connection between his elementary school students and a bee expert in Arizona.
  • Martin Weller cites the case of “Everyday Amazingness” where as one of presentations became “made of openness” through the power of sharing.

Thanks again, and all of you have the ticket to call me in for a return favor.

Now, about that turn in Albuquerque…. I Tawt I Saw a Puddy Cat….

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An early 90s builder of the web and blogging Alan Levine barks at on web storytelling (#ds106 #4life), photography, bending WordPress, and serendipity in the infinite internet river. He thinks it's weird to write about himself in the third person.


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