Reach: Class Begins April 20th

Just a quick announcment that another 1 credit class around my book Reach begins on April 20th. Last week I got to interact with those taking the first class. It was great to read their reflections on the book, ask questions of me, and use the book as a starting guide to building their communities and networks for their own professional development. The course, much like the book, is meant for newbies to the web and web 2.0 tools. So if you know of someone in your school or district that needs some structure and a grad credit to get them into the Web 2.0 world this just might be the thing.  Here’s a PDF Poster with information about the course that you can hang in your staff lounge as well. Thanks again to PBS, WVIZ and of course you….my PLN!   Click on the Image to download the...

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Reach becomes a Class

Thanks to wviz.org and PBS who are putting together a short course based on my book Reach. I was excited when they contacted me and asked if they could offer a course. Not sure if anyone will sign up but if you want to learn about building personal learning networks and communities for your own profesional development and are in need of a graduate credit not a bad way to get it. I’ll be joining at least one session online and will be following this closely to see what people think. I’m just honored they decided the book was good enough to offer a class around.   Amazing what can happen when you openly share your thoughts and ideas on the web. First you start blogging…then you write a book…crazy world we live in.  $2.00 OFF LIMITED TIME! To celebrate this I’ve decided to offer Reach to those of you who have not bought a copy or gotten one of the over 5,000 free copies to date a limited time discount of $2.00 off. If you have already bought a copy I appreciate your support!  1. Go to the website here 2. Enter the discount code: DT3PXCWH (CreateSpace is an Amazon.com affiliate) (If you take the course the book is...

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2,669 Downloads of Reach!

Thank you for helping to support the launch of my first book Reach. Here are the final numbers of the downloads in case you were wondering. This Blog: 2,151 U Tech Tips Blog: 77 Twitter: 403 LinkedIn: 1 Facebook: 37 Completely blew away any expectations I had on giving away the book. I appreciate your support, your comments, and your help in getting the word out about...

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803 Downloads to cap off a week to remember

(Prepare yourself it’s a long one!) (Read to the bottom to find out why it took me over 12 hours to post this reflection!) What a week this has been and with the launch of the book today, it’s made it all the more amazing of a week. As of this writing, Reach was downloaded 801 times today. My networks and communities once again surpassed my expectations. As I told my wife yesterday, I’d be tickled if 200 people downloaded the Free PDF. To have 800+ do it in the first day alone is just mind boggling. As I say in the book, once you become connected to this network, professional development like you have never known before starts to flow your way. This book as been as much a part of my own professional development this year as anything else. On top of that I get to reap the benefits from people posting about it, quoting it, and thinking about it on their own blogs, twitter updates, and everywhere else on the network. Some have asked if the book is OK to share with others. I have released Reach under a Creative Commons 3.0 License as found on the copyright page of the book. Meaning you are free to distribute it as you wish to your school community or to your own network within the guidelines of the Creative Commons Copyright. Part of what I wrote about in the book, and part of what I believe overwhelms people, is this idea that you have to be everywhere and that every site is a silo. When really, once you understand the connectivity of the Internet, it can all come to you in one place, and you can talk to your network through one channel. So in sharing Reach today I decided to do a little experiment on where my network and community (and yes they are different….you’ll have to read the book to learn how) are coming from and how they are connected. So I released the Free PDF within all my networks and communities. This blog, the U Tech Tips blog, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. Here’s how the downloads panned out (as of 10pm June 15th). This Blog: 511 Twitter: 228 LinkedIn: 0 U Tech Tips: 32 Facebook: 32 I was surprised at first that more people downloaded Reach via my blog than via Twitter. I was expecting...

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FREE BOOK DOWNLOAD

The free download period has now ended. You can purchase a copy of the book by clicking on the link below. Thanks for your...

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