Welcome to the final musings of Tech Matters 2006
I am still a bit scattered about my thoughts today but here is what comes to light this week: I need to start exploring a path away from Manila-based Weblogs, which have been the only tool in my box. I am already seeing some of the limitations at my sites and feel the need for something more flexible and manageable for the projects that I am running.
My goal is continuity — keeping our TCs and program leaders connected with the site because there does seem to be interest in remaining connected but there aren’t feasible ways to do that — Not everyone can come to the Saturday morning writing sessions or all the workshops. Technology provides a way to develop continuity.
So here I am, using WordPress on the advice of many people in this room whose opinions I value, and trying to get used to its features. My goal down the road is to establish server space for our state NWP network for newsletter blogs that can feature news, teacher writing and other information in a coherent way.
Thanks for reading.
Today is Saturday and this is our last day of Tech Matters 2006.
I forgot my digi camera (doh) but here is a flickr slide show that others put together.
There has been so many applications and possibilities out there so the question now is how to sort it all out.
I have no idea what this blog will be used for but I want to learn WordPress a bit as I can see the shift away from Manila to WordPress (there seems to be definite momentum in that direction).
Meanwhile — Thanks to Tonya for showing me a new way to do stop motion animation movies — COOL!
Tomorrow is the long day of returning home.
As part of Tech Matters 2006, in Chico, we experimented with podcasting.
You can listen in, if you want, as our small group talks about their inquiry projects and other interesting tidbits of technology trivia (ahhh, alliteration)
The Sycamore Tree Podcast Crew gets busy on the wire
(hanging out at the Diamond Hotel)
We’re in Chico and it is wicked hot out there today.
But inside this air conditioned room
with computers working overtime
and brains bombarded by ideas
The real work begins
for the tech liaisons
Here’s what we’ve been working on: