Monday, June 30, 2008

NECC 2008 - Monday in San Antonio

Highlights from Monday

The Wonderful World of Wikis
Educational Wikis
Adam Frey and Vicki Davis

Demonstration at Blogger Cafe


Our Students * Our World
David Warlick
3 key points from presentation
  • unpredictable future
  • info-saavy students
  • new information landscape

Jing Project by TechSmith
capture images - record video - share

Sample screencast: Word 2007 Ribbon

Social Networking for Social Good
Inspire - Inform - Involve

Sunday, June 29, 2008

NECC 2008 - Sunday in San Antonio

We arrived in San Antonio this afternoon and then went to the Convention Center to pick up our registration packets. Later, I strolled along the Riverwalk and took some photos. Tomorrow I will blog about the convention and the sessions that I attend.

Tentative Schedule for Monday:

8:30-9:30am  Wonderful World of Wikis
9:45-10:30am  Student Showcase
11:00am-12:00pm  Breathing Life into Your Curriculum
2:00-3:00pm  Social Networking for Social Good
3:30-4:30pm  Social Networking = Professional Growth

Friday, June 27, 2008

NECC 2008

Going to San Antonio for the NECC 2008 Conference!

If you are unable to attend the conference, you can still participate virtually. Follow the conversation by visiting the NECC ning or NECC 2008 websites. There will be blogs, podcasts, videos, and pictures.

I am looking forward to meeting people, exchanging ideas and learning more about the role of technology in education, 21st century skills and web 2 tools.

I plan on blogging about the sessions I attend and uploading my photos on Flickr.

Search for more blogs, bookmarks and photos using the technorati tags : necc2008 or necc08

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Word Clouds using Wordle

Wordle is a free program that creates word clouds from text that you enter into the program. Frequently used words are given more prominence in the cloud. You can edit the appearance of the word cloud and then print the final image or add a link from your blog. Share with others and publish the image to the Wordle gallery.

Click to view the original image  Web24u.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Sites for Today, June 4th

Next Vista for Learners
Free online educational videos created by teachers and students. Create and post your own video!

iEarn (International Education and Resource Network)
Large non-profit global network that enables teachers and youth to use the Internet and other technologies to collaborate on projects.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Sunday in the Park

Sunday was a perfect day to visit Millennium Park in Chicago. The Gospel Music Festival had performances, children were playing in the Crown Fountain, and the flowers were beautiful. The Cloud Gate or Bean sculpture continues to draw big crowds. I enjoy watching people's reactions as they look for their reflection on the Bean.