As promised here are a bunch more links that I hope you will find interesting and useful.
The CSTA blog had a couple of recent posts of interest:
Lynn Langit (@llangit ) is a developer evangelist at Microsoft who has a passion for education as well. In a recent post she talks about Volunteering as a Comp Sci Teacher – How To It’s an interesting look at how to volunteer to teach and what it is like for a professional developer type to do it. Also check out her Teacher-for-a-Week post that tells the story of her recent experiences at the Girl’s Middle School.
I found a bunch of videos on new things in Office 2010 for teachers:
- What’s new in the Office 2010 applications
- What’s new in Word 2010 for teachers
- What’s new in Excel 2010
- OneNote 2010 for teachers and students
- What’s new in PowerPoint 2010 for teachers
- How to make interactive quizzes with PowerPoint
Looking at Windows 7? Highly recommended. If you are or if you have it check out 67 Windows 7 tips, tricks and secrets I found things I didn't know here. Some cool stuff!
I’m a big fan of FIRST Robotics. The regular season is over but I found this list of FIRST Robotics post-season events run by local teams. If you haven't been to one you should go and see one.
From @CapstoneEdu is an interesting looking conference event event May 6th in Cambridge, MA.
Capstone Partners and Microsoft are organizing an event to discuss the education landscape from K-12 to Post-Secondary and how technology will change the experience in the future. We will discuss challenges schools face in competing with online programs, business models that are emerging to improve education (not just test scores), and technologies that disrupt the status quo. Topics will include:
- student retention
- lecture capture
- cloud computing & info security
- tools & apps: wikis/ phones/tablets
- online proctoring
- open-source textbooks
- learning management systems of the future
- distance learning across borders
Register: http://bit.ly/a1sWJb They really need more real educators to show up and make sure they don’t go too far afield I think.
Don’t have enough time for social media? You may find this post that answer the question How Do Busy Leaders Find Time for Social Media? interesting. It was written by Michael Hyatt (@MichaelHyatt) who is the CEO of a major publishing company. And related to that Doug Peterson asks about teacher’s online footprints at 404 Educator. What do people find when they search for you