Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Rotorua magic

Tuesday began with a very emotional Powhiri, truly magical.  
Claire and I tweeked our presentation then set off for a visit to Hell’s Gate. 

I really don't think you'd litter if this would be the consequence....

Mud, mud, glorious bubbling mud...

Sooo soothing....

Really magical natural wonder.  Loving being a tourist.  Even time for two geocaches on the way back from Hell's Gate.  
Back to the Rotorua Events Centre for the beginning of #Ulearn11 with the Pecha Kucha.  This was an amazing networking time.  So amazing to meet educators from all around New Zealand, all gathered together for a very exciting learning journey.  The Pecha Kucha is a fast paced sharing time with presenters sharing 20 slides in 6 minutes.   Wonderfully quick learning opportunities.  Inspiring thoughts from DK – the magic of social media, Charles Newton – ten , Karen Melhuish – face to face, Derek Wenmouth - gutenberg to zuchenberg - Literacy developing, democratization..., Stephen Heppell – the anatomy of change,  Janette Murphy @jeanettem1  -  inspirational slideshare  (as blogged by @AllanahK) 
This wonderful evening was completed with a dinner at Fatdog.  Such magic to catch up with some very special people…. @heymilly, @erinsawyer, @heheboy, @allanah, @barbs1, @marama and friends, @keamac, @AllanahK, @Barbs1
The magic of this day: amazing first ever North Island Powhiri, first ever Pecha Kucha, and magic dinner with friends.  

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