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A random collection of rants, reviews, and miscellaneous thoughts on everything from instructional technology to local restaurants.
So many restarants, so little time, money, and room for expansion in my waistline. Since I’ve already covered the NECC happenings for the day, I’ll just hit the highlights – the food. Lunch – the spicy aromas from Reading Terminal Market once again drew me in. Today I ate at Profi’s Creperie, which was right [...]
Today was spent consorting with the big gurus of EdTech. I first went to the keynote with Joel Barker. My impression – he’s full of it. Regardless of how much research and effort goes into a presentation, when they start making up words and base their presentation on those words, then they’ve lost me. For [...]
I gave the vendors grief yesterday with my “Drinking Game.” Understand that this was all in satire, making fun of the contrived environment of a convention exhibition floor. We maintain many partnerships with local and national vendors, and without them our program could not exist. Vendor leech – note box of trinkets, and red hat [...]
OK, so I’ve run out of Philadelphia song titles. Sure, I could have used Elton John’s Philadelphia Freedom, but that 1976 release to me marked the irreparable decline of his musicso, no, I won’t quote it. Another breakfast in business casual, and it was off to the convention center. It figures that if I bought [...]
The Webquest, developed by Bernie Dodge and Tom Marsh, turns 10 this year. The first model was developed in early 1995. In this morning’s session with Bernie Dodge, Dr. Dodge listed several reasons why teachers either don’t create webquests, or don’t maintain and/or use the materials once created. His solution is the creation of an [...]