Friday, July 24, 2009

Remembering Another No Hitter

After hearing about Mark Buehrle's no hitter, I fired up iTunes and listened to my favorite folk singer, Chuck Brodsky, sing his song about an even more amazing no hitter thrown in 1970. If you don't know the back story to Doc Ellis' no hitter, you have to listen to Chuck sing, "Doc Ellis No No".

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

A Personal Jib-Jab

There isn't much I can add to the visual imagery created by my nephew at His sister's wedding provided the pictures of me, my brother, my father, my brother-in-law, and my son. Wedding videos will never be the same again.
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Friday, July 3, 2009

I'll be Attending NECC All Summer Long!

My three days at NECC were typical. My brain is about to explode and the sessions are a blur, because I'm forgetting faster then I can remember. My calves are tied in knots so tight that the Gordian Knot is a loose shoe string in comparison. There were friends I didn't get to see and sessions I couldn't attend without breaking the laws of physics, but I loved every minute of it!

There wasn't enough time to even attempt a quarter of what I would have liked to accomplish, but thanks to ISTE Vision TV I can continue to attend NECC all summer long and attend sessions and keynotes I missed. It's like NECC On Demand!

ISTE cameras were capturing highlight, sessions, spotlight sessions, and keynotes. They are all online. The amount of educational brainpower and creativity that ISTE has made available, is like a national education treasure.

(FWIW) There have been many people and many organizations who have been trying to drive change in schools, but this video collection is one of the most signficant contributions I've seen in my 30 years of teaching. Many of the spotlight sessions featured folks who have been preaching change for the past decade or more. We are at the point where people are actually listening and ISTE has made it possible for everyone to reap the benefits of their experience.

Over the summer, I hope to watch many of the presentations that I attended in person and many others that I missed. As I watch them I'll be embed the video here and provide my two cents to help spread the word.