Once again the Teacher 2 Teacher Conference in Bow Island was fantastic. The greatest benefit is getting to see so many classroom teachers showing you how they integrate technology into their lessons. Not only that, but in a lot of cases you are getting new ideas for teaching the same material in your classroom.
I really enjoyed getting to hear and meet so many of the educational technologists whose blogs I've been reading and websites I've been visiting over the course of this school year. It was interesting to note that one of the speakers, Richard Byrne, still manages to teach a classroom full-time while traveling frequently to present at conferences.
Between Richard Byrne's session and a session with James Hollis I reached a simple conclusion. I need to blog more. And, I need to blog regularly. But what will I blog about? That remains to be seen.
Below is the first of what I hope will be many quick tip videos. I created this one with a handy free website called Screenr and a microphone. This one is about creating your own custom attendance page for your class using Smart Notebook. Sound clips can be found copyright-free from either Soundboard or Free Sound.
Animated Attendance (be patient, it needs to load)
Let me know what you think!