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
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
The Connecticut Distance Learning Consortium (CTDLC.org) 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.
The Connecticut Educator’s Computer Association (CECA) has opened registration for its annual fall conference! As usual the good folks at CECA are offering special deals on pre-conference registration. This year if you register as a group of 5, you pay for 4 and the 5th person goes for free. The special offer is good until
Ever find yourself in the position where you “cant get there-ah from here-ah”? You know that you can use that file if only it was in the correct format! Here are a couple of tools that may help. The first is an online file conversion tool – Zmazar (http://www.zamzar.com/). In Zamzar you upload a file
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
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
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.
At last week’s EASTCONN Regional Tech Council meeting colleague Marji Roy of the Ashford Public Schools passed on a wonderful app for iPod Touch and iPhone. The folks from Nuance who make the PC speech to type program, Dragon Naturally Speaking, have a free app for the iPod Touch/iPhone, Dragon Dictation. The app launches and
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