Back from presenting small school, Big Tech at CVCUE on Saturday with Danny Silva (iteachag). It was a blast and I really enjoyed seeing all the twitter folks in person. We had some great questions afterward and I met some guys that are trying to bring Big Tech to their school so I hope they found the information helpful. Danny also presented his Getting the most out of Google Calendar and I have to say, even though I was playing camera man recording his session, I still managed to learn some cool new tricks.
Jon Corippo’s (jcorippo) session on Google Forms and Quizlet was inspiring. If you’ve never seen one of Jon’s presentations live, I highly recommend them (any of them). He’s a truly great presenter and I always come away from his sessions with my brain in overdrive.
For anyone not in the know, CUE’s regional affiliates put on some great professional development conferences for Educators throughout the year. This is my second regional conference and I have to say, you can’t beat the value. I highly encourage anyone in education to check them out. Yes they happen on Saturdays, but that just means that the folks that show up are super dedicated to their profession and are great to hang out with. The next awesome CUE event has got to be Teach Like a Rock Star Summer Camp being hosted at the innovative new Minarets High School in Oneal’s CA, August 3-5th. John Corippo is assembling a superstar cast of edtech educators for a three day workshop at the brand new campus. I encourage anyone interested in learning from the best to check it out.
And speaking of Minarets HS, how cool is a High School where the kids do a parody of The Office with the Principle and the math teacher? Check out The Classroom!
And just a side note, Danny and I finally launched our podcast last week. Check us out at http://www.smallschoolBigTech/Podcasts. We are going to try to get one out every 2 weeks or so and hope to get guests on as soon as we work out the whole skype with audacity thing.