Instruction & Tech Conference for 21st Century Learners

I am attending the Integrating Instruction and Technology for the 21st Century Learner conference in Storm Lake, Iowa today. It is being sponsored by the Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency.

There is a wonderful collection of offerings today. The keynote on all three days is Doug Johnson. He is a good presenter and today is doing a great job of laying the foundation for integrating technology into our curriculum in his presentation “The Technology? Skills Every Student Needs.”

I will be presenting later today. This presentation, “Web 2.0: Gadgets, Gizmos and Widgets. It is my review of over 20 goodies that I like. You can find the wiki I have created with all of the links that I will be using.

This is also the first day of the Emerging Instructional Technologies class that I am teaching this summer. Robin Galloway is subbing for me today. Even though I am away, I can’t stay away so I Skyped with the students this morning before the keynote address. It worked quite well. Good to see the students. Can’t wait until I get to meet them in person tomorrow.

Sitting in Doug Johnson’s follow-up session. Cited the Mitri Group’s report on the success of technology in education.
He has provided a wealth of information in his 28-page handout.

Well, I better get back to the conference. Will update this blog posting as time progresses. This is how you can get an on-going update of this conference.

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