Attending the Long Island Tech Summit.
David Warlick, the second keynote speaker at today’s event just showed a great site he only became aware of in the last 24 hours. Check out Trendsmap, to keep up to date on what’s happening where on Twitter.
Later today, I am participating on a panel discussion on the use of Google Apps in schools. It was interesting to see David effortlessly and without fanfare or attention, integrate a Google docs worksheet into his presentation this morning. You can check out a very new (not yet fully developed) Google Site I created as a central point for the roll out of our Polyvision Eno, as an example of the free tools available to educators.
Both speakers were very informative, of course. More importantly they left all audience members questioning their beliefs, methodologies and practices concerning technology in their schools. Questioning what technology is made available to their staff and students, and how that technology is currently being used.
Check out this terrific site, The Committed Sardine and you won’t be disappointed.
This resources found at this site are always plentiful, and often thought provoking. Mr. Ian Jukes and his colleagues never fail to produce. If you ever get the opportunity to see Ian in action, do not miss out.
If you are curious about the interesting name for the site you can find out all about it by reading why we’re called committed sardines.
We have rolled out the first 15 of our potential 500+ eno interactive whiteboards from Polyvision. To date all is going extremely well. We now have boards in various classrooms throughout the district from 1st grade through high school. Though the boards were installed as recently as late August and early September, they were widely used on the very first day of school.
While acknowledging a learning curve that would be associated with any new product, all feedback from teachers using the boards has been extremely positive. In addition to the available board tools, many teachers are very excited by the use of the RM Easiteach software with the new boards.
The teachers who have them are very pleased. Those that do not are very curious and anxious to get one in their classroom soon.
If all goes well, all teachers in the district will have one before the end of this school year.