ASCD Literacy in a Digital Age Presentation Notes

Posted by on Mar 26, 2010

The following are my notes, reflections, and slidedeck from my ASCD literacy presentation. I presented this session with Angela Maiers, a true guru in the land of literacy. Angela and I began our presentation by asking the participants to answer the question, “What is literacy?”  Certainly there has been much written and discussed on this […]

UbD and Technology

Posted by on Feb 26, 2010

Notes from the session “Understanding by Design and Technology Integration” by Mark Fijor. Presented at the ICE 2010 conference on Friday, February 26. Wiki link: Start off with an essential question.  Something that is debatable. For example, “Can technology really enhance and support standards-based curriculum or is it just a passing fad?” Determine whether […]

Our Ideas are Interactive

Posted by on Nov 29, 2009

I read a great post by a student in my grad class last week that has me thinking again about the idea of a backchannel.  I wrote about this a while ago, but it seems the topic has surfaced again recently about the value of a backchannel. The past several conferences I have attended have […]

NECC 2009

Posted by on Jul 2, 2009

Yes, this is my gratuitous NECC 2009 reflection post.  There were too many experiences and too many conversations that took place for me not to stop and reflect on the week as I experienced it. The most noticeable observation I can make is the comparison of experiences from last year’s NECC to this year’s.  Last […]

Conference Connections, or Lack Thereof

Posted by on Mar 11, 2009

Educational technology conferences are strange beasts.  Masses gather to focus and discuss technology, all the while maintaining throughout the discussions that it isn’t about technology.  It creates a rather odd juxtaposition.  I actually really like Ryan Bretag‘s statement he made a while back on Twitter that he prefers to go to content-specific conferences rather than […]