Tuesday, June 29, 2004

Days without thinking about NECC

I made a commitment last Wednesday to blog; I want to stick with it. I spent time tonight reviewing the NECC site to look up the handouts from presentations I went too - and presentations I wish I had gone to. I'm finding that few people are posting handouts, rather there is a link to a website. Here are the sites I want to look up in the near future and review:
Tech Savvy Classroom

Grant Writing

Thornburg Center

George Lucas Foundation – Edutopia

Alan November

Kathy Schrock

PBS Teacherline

Anne Davis – Weblogs

Partnership for 21st Century Skills

Wednesday, June 23, 2004

Getting Started

So many times when I go to a workshop, the information sounds so great, the ideas so profound, but a week later, the change hasn't happened. I am endeavoring to make the change happen this year. I want to blog! So here it is.

Last year at NECC in Seattle there were a ton of people with blogging t-shirts. I wanted to know more about it, so I started reading up on the Internet. As the proverb goes, getting information off of the internet is like taking a drink from a fire hydrant! I quickly got overwhelmed and couldn't function with it all. Though I did learn something - the difference between threaded discussion and blogs. More later - they are trying to pack up.