TechForum — Southern CA Style

Jen Wagner, of Women of the Web, just asked in a comment on my receipt imp post, where I am in California.  Today, I’m in Long Beach, on the 8th floor of some fairly swanky hotel, with a partial view of the Queen Mary steam ship.  I’ll probably walk over there this afternoon for my Cholesterol walk.

Today is the last of this season’s TechForums, the tech leadership conferences sponsored by Tech Learning Magazine.  My responsibilities are minimal today.  Hall Davidson opens things up with a keynote address, and then I participate in a panel discussion on emerging technologies with Hall and John Fleischman, Director of Technology Services for the Sacramento County Office of Education.  Hall will talk about digital media, John about high speed Internet, and I’ll have to find something to say in less than 15 minutes about Web 2.0 and Second Life.  Weuwwww!

Then I’ll do an EduBloggerCon in the afternoon — which is always a challenge.  So many schools have so much trouble even getting permission to use these tools, that the tendency can be spending to much time talking about barriers and not so much about what can be done, once we get on the other side.  Both session should be podcasted, so hopefully it will be shared.

By the way, it just turned very cloudy here.  I didn’t know it could do that in Southern California.

2¢ Worth.


Author: David Warlick

David Warlick has been an educator for the past 40+ years. He continues to do some writing, but is mostly seeking his next intersect between play, passion and purpose, dabbling in photography, drone videography and music production.