How A PLN Got Us To #ISTE2014 – The Flats

Using Voxer as a tool for professional development really has been a game changer for me in communication, connections, and is helping me form wonderful relationships to grow and enhance my PLN. I have two fabulous book chats that I belong to, one with a groups of 100 educators throughout the world using the book Beyond the Bake Sale (which I will blog about often) and another using Eric Sheninger’s book, Digital Leadership.

It is through the Digital Leadership Voxer group that I met Ashley Hurley.  Christina Luce, a NY educator and friend in the Syracuse NY area and I wanted to go to the ISTE conference but couldn’t this year and we were lamenting on the vox thread that we would love to go but it wasn’t in the cards for us.  Ashley, in her bright, brillant, creative mind, came up with flattening our images, asked us for permission and used us as a Flat Stanley Project for the conference.  I totally couldn’t resist and I knew Christina would be up for it, so we gave her our blessing, and voila, Flat Vicki and Flat Christina were created!

Here is the beauty of social media at it’s best.  I haven’t met Ashley as of yet, face-to-face.  I can’t wait to cross paths.  Too have someone who is so creative to think outside the box and take us “virtually” to an International event says that there is a belief that we are all linked to a common thread, and that is for kids.  Thank you Ashley for taking us on your trip.  Even though I wasn’t there physically, I was there spiritually and learned so much throughout the tweets!  Your the best!

See the Flats on their trip here!  Isn’t it great?  Enjoy!

 

 

 

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