Wednesday, August 13, 2014

West Coast Tour



It's been a terrific trip to California! In a single week my son and I hit two Google Summits, attended a team building day 

and keynoted the kick off event for the Burton School District school year






My favorite part of the trip, however, came before we even got started. I said to Kaiden, "We're headed to California, is there anything you'd like to see while we're there?" I assumed he want to see the huge sequoia trees (we did) but he thought for a second and said, "Caine's Arcade."  Now, if you don't know about Caine's Arcade watch this video . . .  



 . . . and you understand why I was so excited that of all places, he wanted to go there. Two things came to mind, first how did he even know about Caine's Arcade, and second was it still even around?

He told me he learned about it from his teacher last year (kudos to Mrs. Maxium) and then we researched to see how to get there. We used all the typical online tools you'd guess, Google Maps, Search and Facebook and found directions. 


We got to meet Caine's dad (and get a Fun Pass of course) and I realized that his rockstars - are not the rockstars I had at 9 years old, but other kids his age making things he can relate to and sharing them online. Enter Minecraft video walkthroughs. The reason why a kid from Maine would even know to trek to east L.A. and search him down was the video, so as the school year begins, imagine ways to promote the work you do and connect your students with those around the world.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Alan November's Building Learning Communities Conference

Another amazing year at +Alan November's Building Learning Communities. This years began with sessions on creating Digital Portfolios in the Classroom and was followed up with the Tech Sherpas teaching and learning from educators from around the world! 

One of the highlights of the trip is getting to spend time with +Darren Kuropatwa. He was generous enough to join the Tech Sherpa Show after his terrific keynote.




Here's a blast from the past, one of my students interviewing +Darren at BLC 2008! 


(Like Darren says, nothing on the Internet ever goes away!)

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Tech Sherpas - Episode #51 Minecraft Day!

This host this week are Kern and John.


   


  


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Tech Sherpa Show - Episode #50 Learn Everywhere Conference

This host this week are Billy and Jared.




   


  


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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Tech Sherpa Show - Episode #49 Conversation with teachers at Texas district LCISD

This host this week are Matt and Kern.



   


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Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Tech Sherpa Show - Episode #48 Buying Domains for Students

This host this week are Jake and Kern.

 





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Tech Sherpa Show - Episode #47 Back to Blogging

This host this week are Matt and Kern.







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Friday, May 16, 2014

Tech Sherpa Show: Episode #46 Interview with Megan Fowler, Student Inspirational Speaker with Cerebral Palsy

This host this week are Matt and Megan .









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Wednesday, May 07, 2014