It’s not about the technology…it’s not about me.
It is absolutely about the use of technology to support teaching and learning.
We need to use appropriate and creative ways to engage our students (and their parents) in their own learning. The DEN has helped me in this pursuit immensely: the knowledge base of the DEN members and their unselfish willingness to share what they know and practice is one of the most powerful tools I have available to me in doing my job.
So here I am, one week home from DEN National Institute, and I have yet to comprehend all that I absorbed in Silver Spring (spending the next week @ Bucknell for KTI Summit hasn’t afforded me the time).
One thing is for certain: I was in GREAT company for the last two weeks.
DEN participants and Summit Staff and Attendees are the most awesome giving group of educators on this planet. I am proud to be part of the gang and even more proud to call them my friends and colleagues; knowing I can call upon them to assist me when I get stuck on something; knowing they will assist me with an idea; offering me suggestions without hesitation or worry ; knowing relevant and clear uses for all that we have shared (and will share).
Enough rambling tonight.