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Final Reflections on ISTE 2012


Conversations are critical I’ve said it before, and so have most bloggers who were there, the conversations in the hallway and at the end of the day are as critical to what you will learn at a conference as the sessions. Sometimes they are more important, because as much as we are all intrigued by [...]

ISTE 2012 Day Two


The day started with a keynote by Yong Zhao who gave a talk that was a great antidote to the Opening Keynote, that upon reflection, becomes stranger and stranger. Here is his presentation on YouTube, but the essential message was be careful what you measure with students because they measurement can easily take-over the learning. [...]

ISTE 2012 Day One


Three sessions in the morning led me to spend the afternoon in the Bloggers Cafe and resting up.

ISTE Opening Keynote featuring Sir Ken Robinson


Here are my tweets from the opening keynote at ISTE which featured Sir Ken Robinson¬†after a video message from Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, showing that while Sir Ken may be right about Americans being good at sarcasm, my rejoinder that we’re good at creating it, but not always intentionally was more apt.

Reflections on SocialEdCon (formerly EduBloggerCon)


Photo Credit:¬†100_7643 by greatnews, on Flickr It’s been three years since I’ve attended ISTE (it was called NECC last time I came in D.C.), and three years since I attended an EduBloggerCon (now renamed SocialEdCon to reflect how the medium is moving beyond blogs). Fortunately, I live in California near Steve Hargadon (who does much [...]

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Howdy! I teach sixth grade at an elementary school in Sacramento, CA. I started my career in Oakland, Ca, and moved here to Sacramento in 2001.

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