The Mid-South Technology Conference (Twitter hashtag #mstc09) is over, and I am back in the classroom overseeing essays from my 7th graders today. Life returns to normal just in time for the Christmas holidays to hit. Sigh.
I will take the next few days and put up some of my thoughts regarding the sessions I attended at TETC and MSTC. Both had their good points along with some areas for improvement. If I get really brave, I might even tell you which one I enjoyed better. Hmmmm.
UPDATE: I mentioned in a previous blog about Alan November demonstrating the ease and power of Jing to create and disseminate screencast tutorials. I also mentioned that its host site, www.screencast.com is blocked in our TN schools. Today, I received a very nice email from Dave McCollom. Dave’s title is Education Evangelist. I absolutely want that title! Dave has offered to help in anyway he can to bring the filtering curtain down from around screencast. This tells me two things. First, Jing is definitely customer friendly. Second, Jing is paying attention. Two valuable lessons for us to practice in the classrooms I suppose. I’ll let you know more when I hear back from ENA regarding my unblock request.