Meeting of the Minds 2012

The #motm12 Unconference is built around stories for the purpose of making strong connections with other passionate educators who are integrating ICT with pedagogy.

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  1. "The Shortest Distance Between Two People Is A Story" 25-26th February
  2. The ball got rolling at a new venue and very different unconference. Whilst Melbourne worked hard to crank up a hot day, shorts and bare feet seemed to be the dress standard. For others, it was a chance to for a face-to-face meeting with PLN and online friends.
  3. The spaces board grew from a battle over coloured post-it notes into a wall filled with different ideas about technology and education. Have a look at how this space changed at the closing video shared below.
  4. Like all good conferences it went live to air via Ustream and bounced off the twittersphere. Some of us watched online whilst babysitting, feeding the kids, doing housekeeping, watching the cricket, even from Japan! For some participants, it was a great opportunity to learn how first-hand, how to use social networking tools such as Twitter.
  5. The conference explored ways of connecting our online and real worlds, gently teasing participants with QRCodes scattered around the venue to help inform participants or guide the curious. Somebody even found one behind a conference chair.
  6. The conference reflected on what it meant to be an educator in a changing world. To embrace failure, accept the gaps in our knowledge and explore how we acquire knowledge.
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