Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Tech Sherpa Show: Episode #55

This host this week are Jake and Kern.






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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Tech Sherpas go International!!

The Tech Sherpas had an amazing time this weekend at the first Student Summit and the largest Google in Education Summit to date.


Friday, the Tech Sherpas participated in the Student Summit with the Ottawa Catholic School Board. We had a couple hundred students from various schools where high school students were teaching sessions on Google tools to younger grades. What a fantastic model for learning!  


The kids were excited to be there and of course, the Sherpas were happy to help out. These students asked questions, dove into the tools and kept us busy!








Next up was the largest Google in Education Summit to date!  Ottawa, where the Tech Sherpas presented, helped out and rocked the demo slam!




All said, we want to thank the OCSB for inviting us to the Student Summit and EdTechTeam for inviting us to participate in an amazing opportunity!



Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Tech Sherpa Show Episode #53 - Interview with Ethan Porter about Project Login

This host this week are Matt and Kern.
   
  


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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.


   


  


We will be back next Tuesday at 3:00 EST

Tech Sherpa Show - Episode #50 Learn Everywhere Conference

This host this week are Billy and Jared.




   


  


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