Welcome to all new members of #BIT15Reads! Hello to all of you who’ve been with us since the beginning.
We gained almost 30 new members since November 4th bringing our total membership to 92 members. Fantastic.
I’d like to propose a few ideas for moving forward:
a) we keep the name #BIT15Reads until Dec. 31, 2015 and then change it #BIT16Reads
b) we review some of our favourite books (that involve technology and education somehow)…I’m calling this the “classics” bookshelf which I’ve said we’re “currently reading” in the Goodreads bookclub site (I’ve already started a list based on suggestions and a few of my favourites but I know there are more out there…don’t be shy!)
c) We continue to expand our group’s platforms where we’re comfy…I’ve tried Goodreads, Flipboard, Google Hangouts and Twitter so far. Peter McAsh has offered to take the lead on Blab…a social conferencing tool that Steve Dotto highlighted at the conference. Any others?
d) Start thinking about #BIT16Reads books….these would be books with a copyright date of 2015 that you’d like to read/highlight as important reads about technology’s role in education. Maybe we start reading these in May 2015 to get ready for #BIT16?
Your action items:
- enjoy reading
- nominate classics books
- keep talking about the books you’re reading either from the BIT15Reads or Classics lists and tweet using the hashtag #BIT15Reads as you’re reading, when you review, when you connect to other texts etc.
- start or join discussions in Goodreads
- give me feedback
- get involved
Want to be a moderator? Got an idea? Let me know. I’m so glad to have you aboard this experiment to create community all year long.