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KLRN ICTT 2007 - Dr. Knezek Keynote Notes

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This blog entry includes my notes from Dr. Don Knezek's presentation this morning. Podcast appears below. My notes are in square brackets. Listen to Dr. Don Knezek's Keynote Address at the ICTT 2007 Conference Dr. Don Knezek's Keynote: Isolated Acts No Longer! Engaging Digital-Age Learners I'm really excited about being here. Some of you may or may not know that I have connections in San Antonio. I have a sister who has lived here, a wife who is Director of Library Media Services.
I want to start out talking about what you'll hear as the theme of my piece. You need to connect with each other to take technology where you want it to go. Put an end to teaching and learning as isolated activities. -Connecting to Make It Go Where You Want It to
[cat herding video] Engaging Digital-Age Learners A bit about ISTE and ISTE's NETS The refreshed NET-S…

Isolated Acts No Longer

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This blog entry includes my notes from Dr. Don Knezek's presentation this morning. Podcast appears below. My notes are in square brackets. Listen to Dr. Don Knezek's Keynote Address at the ICTT 2007 Conference Dr. Don Knezek's Keynote: Isolated Acts No Longer! Engaging Digital-Age Learners I'm really excited about being here. Some of you may or may not know that I have connections in San Antonio. I have a sister who has lived here, a wife who is Director of Library Media Services.
I want to start out talking about what you'll hear as the theme of my piece. You need to connect with each other to take technology where you want it to go. Put an end to teaching and learning as isolated activities. -Connecting to Make It Go Where You Want It to
[cat herding video] Engaging Digital-Age Learners A bit about ISTE and ISTE's NETS The refreshed NET-S…

Charging Multiple iPods

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Although I don't own an iPod myself, and have no interest, someone asked this question recently: I know there are several disticts utilizing iPods in the classroom. We are looking for an efficient way to charge multiple iPods. Any information would be appreciated. While I didn't find all the answers in 10 minutes of Googling, here is what I did find. Feel free to add more: ChargePod (7 devices)? http://tech.yahoo.com/blogs/hughes/12611 Est. Cost: $100
Desktop Family Charging Station (3 devices) http://www.smarthomepro.com/50612.html
Powered USB hub http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB_hub Know of any other ways to handle charging multiple iPods in a classroom setting?
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In Memoriam - 1 Year Later

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Note: This post was written a long time ago. I'm transferring it here from my old blog address. My Dad died of lung cancer in October 7, 2006 and the original blog entry (shown below) appeared in 2006.


In about two hours, it will be midnight in San Antonio, Tx. And, one year ago, my Dad died. I wroteabouthis dying, his death, and his final moments here. I'm going to share the entry again. It's the first time I've read it since I wrote it on October 7, 2006. It seems like an eternity ago. Since then, I had the good fortune to visit New Zealand, Panama, work on countless projects and deliver some wonderful workshops. Each has helped assuage the grief, one troubled step at a time. There's also been the daily overcoming the grief, of focusing on the present so as to not dwell on the past. Digital storytelling helped play a part in that...you can watch Garbed in Silver (YouTube …