Opening Day of NCAECT

I have the privaledge of sitting in the audience during the opening keynote for the 2009 NCTIES annucal conference (use to be NCAECT).  The keynoter will be Vickie Davis of Georgia.  I’m sitting here with Kathy Schrock and Meg Ormiston — and trying to concentrate on the task at hand.

The organization just gave $3000 to three schools to be used in “disrupting” their classrooms. 😉

Now introducing Vickie Davis, and I’m impressed with what she has accomplished in only a few years.  I didn’t know that she has just published her first book, Click Smart.

Vickie’s up, and we’re all clicking.  Sounds like crikets in the woods.  “If you like something, then click it.” 

“…and you never get payed enough..”  click click click click. Interesting.  Here class now has space in an OpenSIM, called Digiteen Dream Team. Got to learn more about this.  The only schools I’ve found that are using OpenSIM are private schools.

Just saw an amazing video produced by Peggy Sheehe, at:

Hmmm! What is a teacherpreneur? Teachers in Finland, best education in the world, select their own textbooks.

Vicky is delivering a very passionate speech in support of strong professional teachers, willing to own their classroom and retool them for the 21st century.

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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.