David Warlick, in his blog post from last week, asks some good questions that are helping me spend my time wisely at NECC. Why are you going? What do you hope to learn at NECC? What’s important to us as educators? What are the conversations we all need to be ready for?
I love to learn new stuff … I love to get overwhelmed by information overload and then sort through it slowly. This will be my first time at NECC and I’m hoping that it will live up to what my friends and colleagues have said about it. Here are my other goals for the conference
I want to hear the “experts” opinions on some questions that I have: David Warlick, Julie Lyndsey, Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach, Wes Fryer, and more. I will be one of the hoard of iPod interviewers trying to button-hole people and record their brief comments.
Last, I want to hear some new ways to use what are now the old tools. I’m not sure if I want to learn any more new tools right now … I’m still trying to search my activities and assessments to see which tools will enhance those experiences for my students.
I will be blogging throughout my time in Atlanta, so come visit and comment on my experiences and conversations.
I look forward to seeing you at NECC – come up and say “Hi” – I’ll be the one with the faraway look and my ear hooked into an iPod with a Belkin recorder attached to the bottom.