Sunday, November 23, 2008


I think you'll see lots of posts this week reflecting on NCTE. I just visited a few bloggers who have already reflected on the weekend.

21st Century Literacies was definitely something I thought about all week. The theme of the conference was SHIFT HAPPENS and I worked hard to get to several sessions dealing by people such as Karl Fisch and Tim Tyson. I was amazed at what they had to share. I loved the message from both of them and it all fits with what I believe about classrooms and schools. Amazing presenters and I feel lucky to have heard them. I plan to keep up with some new blogs--blogs that focus on these 21st Century issues. I am pretty excited about it.

And after talking with friends who are clearly more technologically savvy than I am, I decided that my technological world needs to expand a bit (actually, a lot!). I am going to try to add a few things to my life in the next few weeks. I just added blogs to Google Reader and am going to work to use the tool. I am also going to think about twitter (since Mary Lee is on the brink of twittering!) and I am also interested in learning more about Photovoice and a few other things. I am on a mission and hope to have fun playing around with all of the tools that I learned about in sessions and in informal conversations with friends!


  1. I am wanting to try Google Reader since I am on Gmail; how hard is it to get started? I am a's fun!

  2. I'm glad you enjoyed the session and I hope you got something out of it. Thanks also for showing up at 8:00 am. Let Anne or I know if there's anything we can do to help.

    I've seen Tim Tyson present before at NECC - he is truly inspiring.

  3. The conference sounds so great. Thanks for writing about it!

  4. Shelburns,
    If I can do it alone, it is not hard! I am just starting with a few!

    I did love your session! Thanks for the help offer. I think it might be a slow process--but fun!

  5. Hi Franki,
    I am also a twitter which saved my sanity a little after my hard drive crashed. I have also figured out how to link it to the blog and facebook.
    You did a great job facilitating. I can't believe how fabulous the conference was. Thanks!

  6. Our library is just finishing up a several-week initiative to all try out 23 things to broaden our knowledge and experience with technology. Want to see the list?


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