Let them Soar!

  NYSCATE11 is just around the corner and I, along with the conference committee, anticipate another worthwhile conference.  I’ve been to a number of conferences for various organizations (state, national and international) and this conference is always the most special.  I’m not just saying that because I volunteer on the committee.  There is something about…

Share the Joy

I’m slated to conduct a session at EduCon 2.3 next weekend titled Sharing the Joy. During the time that the RFP was open I was really down about the state of education and where it seems to be headed in our country. How could one not be, right? While things were (and still are) being…

Students Wanted

11/12/2008 Update: We’ve decided to take a more grassroots approach and slowly grow interest in a student conference. I’ve debated whether to put this out here in the great wide open because it’s really an experiment in the making.  New at NYSCATE is a student symposium where students will attend (hopefully), share (double hopefully) and…

NECC – Pre-Conference

I often receive rolling eyes when I mention conversations I’ve had with others. Well, NECC is here and a lot of it is about conversation. Conversations in the halls of the conference center, the Blogger’s Cafe, before, during and after concurrent sessions or at dinner. Tonight’s conference kicked off well for conversation with Brian Crosby,…

Mobile, Digital, Ubiquitous

Back blogging from NECC… My conference started at a mobile device panel discussion. Julie Lindsay shared a video one of her students created and posted on YouTube… Janice Kelly talked about how her students were using Palm IIIc handhelds. lashed the question to the group about whether anyone’s solving the mobile device access by seeking…

From Zero to Handhelds

This session was about how to implement handhelds in schools that have never thought of them before. Lynn Lair & Rob DeLilli from Wheelerville Union Free School a rural school in Upstate New York. Their introduction to handhelds was through the Magellan Foundation’s NY Talks Program several years ago. They started with this question: How…

Creative, Cool & Crazy

Wendy (my better half) and I had the chance to meet Tony Vincent prior to his keynote address at MAHC 2006 and chat about some tools to use for her classroom. Tony’s keynote was about the creative, crazy and cool ways to use handheld computers in classrooms. Creative uses: Contacts – create a category in…

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