Over the weekend, Monday, and Tuesday, Bea and I were at the VSTE Conference in Virginia Beach.
I’ve been a member of VSTE since 2000 and would encourage everyone of our teachers to join too–the membership is now complimentary. What do you get? Access to the energy, enthusiasm, and expertise of over 5000 educators across Virginia. VSTE today is less about technology and more about the integration of great teaching and learning ideas.
I presented a session on our teacher blogging initiative that we began in 2005. I also led a workshop on Adobe Photoshop. Both sessions went well, and of course I learned a lot from the vendors, experts, and presenters who attended.
Bea’s presentation was on Video Across the Curriculum, and if you haven’t been using video in your class this year, you ought to learn about what benefits it can bring to the learning experience. She was able to share examples from Mrs. Ware at Randolph, Mrs. Winfield at GMS, and Ms. Edwards at GMS. If you’re at GHS or GMS, please do ask her to talk about putting together a video project with your class. They can take on many different shapes. With the newer video cameras Mrs. Cross has available now, it’s easier than ever to capture video, too.
Now, back to all of the e-mails I got while I was away…