On Monday, May 21st I attended the PAECT Student Technology Showcase in the Harrisburg Capitol Rotunda. It’s such fun to have a 3rd grader talk about a project that he or she is excited about. As I’d approach a table, the little guys and girls would greet me with outstretched hands, telling me their names, and then proudly tell me all about their project. One such 3rd grader, Peter, showed me his SCRATCH projects. Really accomplished for an 8 yr old. All the students did such a good job. Their teachers can be justifiably proud of each of them.
On April 27th, I will be presenting a workshop on “Exploring the IPad in the Classroom” to teachers and staff at Holy Family University. This session will go beyond “IPads for Dummies” but will dig deeper and talk about how to teach with them. We will discuss how teaching and learning is different when all students are carrying an IPad. This will be hands on work, with dialog and collaboration and practical examples and discussions. I am looking forward to it.
I am excited about presenting at this year’s Villanova Technology Exposition on April 26th. I will present two sessions: one called “Presentation Makeover” and another called “Rethinking Your Computer Classes”. Through presentation and open discussion we will delve into how things are (should be?) changing. I hope to see you there.
I had the opportunity to once again be a judge at the Regional High School Computer Fair held on Monday, March 21st at the Capital Area Intermediate Unit. This was a great opportunity to see some of the talent coming from our local South Central PA schools. I’m also a Judge and Sponsor at the State Computer Fair held in May at the Dickinson campus in Carlisle, PA.