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. Anonymous3:18 PM

    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?


Wait for the site to stop loading before you comment. Thank you for your patience as we work on this glitch; we value your contribution to the conversation! (Moderation is turned on.)