Thursday, August 14, 2008

Taking Care of Business

Today I had the pleasure of hearing David Warlick speak to the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School System Technology Facilitators. As always, I was inspired, amazed, and reminded that no matter how much I think I know, there is so much more to learn!

David was gracious and allowed me to pick from a menu of thoughts, ideas, and past presentations. The recipe made one heck of an overview of where we are, where we should be, and ideas for what others are making possible.

My takeaways:
- Knitter (like Twitter but without the joining and following)
- Machinima (creating movies/videos using Second Life/video games and video editing)
- Scratch (I had downloaded this programming software for kids recently but did not understand how to use it until today)
- Companies are already creating wearable technology