A Busy and Invigorating Monday

Wow, what an invigorating, but busy Monday morning. I have spent the teaching and troubleshooting our two US History classes recording their found poems. I spent one period assisting our 12th grade Psychology students work on a digital story telling project. I spent a fourth period introducing Moodle to our 7th graders. I now catching my breath while proctoring my study hall, catching up on email and readings, and getting ready for the afternoon. This afternoon brings a planning meeting with the head of IT and our Assistant Head in Charge of Finance and Advancement and then the initial meeting […]

Geez, I Blew It

In my obsession for neatness and organization, I have deleted the post which I had placed my notes from Tim Wilson’s presentation at the Illinois Technology Conference for Educators (IL-TCE). I will do my best to recreate it in the next few days. Seems it was both in my list of drafts, but was actually published. I guess you live and learn.

My IL-TCE Experience – More Measured, but a New Path Emerges

Yesterday, I spent the day traveling to the Illinois Technology Conference for Educators. While driving, I was trying to determine the number of times I have been to the conference. I came up with the number 20, as I was on the vendor floor for at least seven and as a school employed attendee the 13 of the past 14. I always enjoy my day at the conference, listening to wonderful presentations and catching up with friends, both new and old, in meet space. Driving home last night, I was processing about all of the new information that I gathered. […]

The Five Technologies for the Next Five Years

David Pogue,New York Times Technology Writer Featured Speaker Illinois Technology Conference for Educators <These are notes from the presentation and are not the reflections and ruminations. These, I will post within the week> These are five broader technologies which will cause serious societal shifts. Voice Over IP (VOIP) Internet Telephone. Phone Company not involved – $20 per month for calls anywhere Need Broadband connection No taxes or fees. Federal Government hasn’t found out Carry your number. It doesn’t matter where you are. Geography does not matter. Will give you second number in area code that you want. Every feature know […]

I have become that person

After years of attending conferences, armed with an open mind, a blank notebook, and a good pen, because I did not want the technology to get in way of the thinking and pondering I would often do during presentations, I have become the person who sits with laptop balanced precariously on my lap, with my iRiver t10 recorder around my neck capturing the precious thoughts, blogging the notes for all to have access to. I am now sitting and waiting for David Pogue to talk about the five technologies for the next five years at the Illinois Technology Conference for […]