Early morning flight to Hartford for a keynote address tonight for the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools. I really dislike flying in on the same day as my work. So much can happen with airlines. So I flew out of Raleigh at 6:40, landed a little after 8:00, and then a shuttle ride to the hotel, where they don’t have a room for me yet. So I’m sitting in the hotel lobby, logged in to their wireless network. Hey, I’m bogged down at the moment, but not blogged down. Sorry!
Day three of my 2005 NECC experience will be the first day of the general conference, and perhaps my most relaxed day, with only one session. It will be more relaxed, because I will be part of a panel of some really smart people. So I won’t have much to add, with the likes of Andy Carvin (Digital Divide Network), Yvonne-Marie Andres (Global SchoolNet Foundation), Bonnie Bracey (everywhere), Ed Gragert (iEarn), Dennis Harper (Gen www.Y), and Patsy Wang-Iverson (Research for Better Schools). Here is a paragraph out of the session summary:
A decade has now passed since the first pioneering educators began exploring the potential of the World Wide Web in the classroom. Since then, millions of students have participated in Web-based educational activities, from Webquests to competitions like Thinkquest. At the same time, many K-12 educators are still intimidated by the Internet, and the successful integration of Web-based instruction into the curriculum is often the exception and not the rule.
Hope to see you there.