Posts By Steve Sokoloski

  1. Greetings from storm ravaged Connecticut where the Halloween Nor’easter still has many folks living without power.  However with the openning of my school district I now have reliable access to wifi and wanted to share these pictures of the CT Day of Discovery CECA/CASAL Pre-Conference  event from last weekend. Many thanks to all who attended […]

  2. Discovery SCicon in CT

    SCIcon in CT was so much fun. A small but enthusiastic crew gathered at EASTCONN in Willimantic to enjoy the day.  For me it was a a day of “ah-ha” moments as the presenters shared their tips and tricks. One quick picture here and a link to a few more on Flickr.

  3. The “Best Of” Time of Year

    As evidenced by several posts in the DEN Blog Network this is the time of year for reflection on things past, and musing on things going forward.  INMHO nobody does this better than the multi-award winning educational blogger Larry Ferlazzo. Larry’s voluminous tweets and blog posts are always worth a read and follow, but there […]

  4. The $35 Dollar Tablet?

    One of the great things about summer is that you have more time to spend with newspapers and other paper media. So it was last Saturday when while enjoying a second cup of coffee that I ran into the article in about India’s announcement of a prototype tablet computer that they believe will market for […]

  5. ISTE 2010 – Tuesday

    To pick up where Howard left off, ISTE 2010, is an amazing source of inspiration and rejuvenation. It is absolutely huge. There are 14,000 people attending. The conference site is so big that there are internal “bus stops” where an oversize electric golf cart will move you from one area to another if you are […]

  6. ISTE 2010

    This weekend the ISTE 2010 Conference kicks off in Denver. I am fortunate to be able to go and combine a little technology, with mountains, and old friends, three things dear to my heart. Even if you are not in a role as a pure technologist in your teaching, every teacher who uses technology deserves […]

  7. Me and My Droid

    Is 2010 the year launching a new era of small portable devices? The iPad, the Kin, HP purchasing Palm, the Kindle, a new iPhone, and rumors of a completely revamped Blackberry OS all have made the news in recent months.  What does this rapidly developing market mean for schools? Are we picking unripe fruit or […]

  8. CT Distance Learning Consortium

    The Connecticut Distance Learning Consortium ( has a redesigned website, doing a nice job of re-organizing access to the  many services they provide to the K-20 Connecticut education community. The CT Distance Learning Consortium is the gate way to CT Virtual Learning where high school and middle school students can participate in online learning.

  9. 2010 Horizon Report: K-12 Edition

    Many thanks to Lucy Gray who passed along a link to the recently released 2010 Horizon Report: K-12 Edition via her Facebook posting. The research based report looks at tech trends that will impact K-12 education over the next few years.  Here is a bit from Alan Levine’s  (cogdog on Twitter) introduction for the New […]

  10. Photo Peach

    Last week I had the good fortune to participate in a workshop led by Discovery’s own Kathy Schrock.   The Stafford Public Schools under the leadership of their Technology Integrator (and  CT Discovery Education Leadership Council majordomo)  Lynn Reedy, were awarded a grant for this school year under the CT State Dept. of Education’s  Enhancing Education Through […]

  11. Green Gazelles Are Good!

    Do you know about Gazelle? Gazelle is an online recycling service.  The company pays you cash for used electronics (cell phones, laptops, mp3 players, projectors, blu-ray players, digital cameras, and more).  You look up your item in their online data base, describing the condition, the site makes you an offer, and sends you a box. […]

  12. Social Media in Your Inbox?

    The month of February brought news of two developments in the social media marketplace. One,  an ill-fated debut of  Google’s service called Buzz, a second almost under the radar announcement by Microsoft, about social media plug-ins for Outlook. If you are a person who has not chosen to clutter your life with the streams of […]

  13. Digital Nation on PBS

    PBS’s Frontline premiers “Digtal Nation” tomorrow night on its broadcast stations. The program and some great additional resources are available on the companion website. It promises to be a provocative look at our always on, always wired world. Check it out on air, or online! Many thanks to the wonderful Nancy Hovorka for forwarding the […]

  14. Educon 2.2 – Science Leadership Academy, Philadelphia Jan 29-31, 2010

    Over the next three days over 75 formal educational convesations and many many more informal conversations will be happening at this year’s Educon 2.2 Conference. This unique gathering at the Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia will bring aout 500 educators together for a truely amazing 3 days. One of the best thinjgs about it is […]