#neisdpln Rocks!

Just to clarify, I knew all of the people involved in last night’s chat would be great.  I was just worried that I would mess up as host – spell something wrong, forget the hashtag, lose my wi-fi connection.

I almost didn’t have a wi-fi connection.  But that’s a long, boring story. Suffice it to say that only a few people looked at me sideways as I camped out in a booth at a local restaurant with a caffeine-free Diet Coke, my laptop, an iPad, and my iPhone blanketing the table.

You can see my concerns about last night’s chat here.  I have a Storify of the entire chat here. (I apologize for all of the duplicate tweets – not sure what happened there.)

I’ve participated in lots of chats.  It surprised me how interesting it was to be the “Questioner” as opposed to an “Answerer.”  To be honest, I couldn’t think of a lot of great answers to my questions when I was writing them.  I obviously don’t have the vision that many other people have!

It’s hard to pick a few highlights because there were so many great responses.  I’m just going to randomly choose a few, and encourage you to visit the Storify when you have time.

What would you SUBSTITUTE for grades? (Lots of consensus on this one!)

 

What other venue would you COMBINE a school with? (Rackspace was a frequent answer!)

How do you think schools will need to ADAPT 20 years in the future?

Many seemed to agree with Amy on that answer!

MODIFY!  If you could make anything bigger or smaller about school, what would it be? (This is where we had a LOT of really creative answers!)

PUT TO ANOTHER USE – What is another use for teachers? (Thanks to Julia for posting this question yesterday!)  

 

What would you ELIMINATE  from schools today? (And yes, testing was a popular response!)

 

And, finally, how would you REARRANGE the curriculum?

Thanks to all who participated.  Don’t forget to join us next Monday for #neisdpln, 7 PM CST.  I have no idea the topic or who is hosting, but it’s sure to be a fascinating conversation!

 

 

 

6 Replies to “#neisdpln Rocks!”

  1. You did a fabulous job as the moderator. I really liked the SCAMPER approach. I had not seen that before but the questions (and answers) were very thought provoking. Wish we could actually control some of that stuff 😉

    1. Terri Eichholz – Terri is a curriculum and tech integration specialist, speaker, and author with a passion for engaging and empowering learners. She delivers engaging professional learning, consultations on a variety of educational needs, and professional articles for various outlets . Find out more about Terri on the About page in the site menu.
      engagetheirminds says:

      Thanks, Sara! It was so much fun seeing all of the amazingly creative answers!

  2. I still think it’s a great idea. Thinking of suggesting it to my GT coordinator for next time she presents a training. I enjoyed reading all the conversations. Thank you for sharing Terri! 🙂

    1. Terri Eichholz – Terri is a curriculum and tech integration specialist, speaker, and author with a passion for engaging and empowering learners. She delivers engaging professional learning, consultations on a variety of educational needs, and professional articles for various outlets . Find out more about Terri on the About page in the site menu.
      engagetheirminds says:

      One of our GT teachers suggested we do a student Twitter chat on the same topic amongst our classes in the district. I’ll let you know how it goes!

    1. Terri Eichholz – Terri is a curriculum and tech integration specialist, speaker, and author with a passion for engaging and empowering learners. She delivers engaging professional learning, consultations on a variety of educational needs, and professional articles for various outlets . Find out more about Terri on the About page in the site menu.
      engagetheirminds says:

      That is hilarious! We really are alike! Let me know what you think when you finish it!

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