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21st Century Organizations

Collaboration, partnerships, and communication across organizations are key characteristics for today’s successful organizations. We are stronger and can offer more when we build strong partnerships with other organizations whose missions and interests align with our own. In this brief slide deck that I presented at a MassCUE board retreat, my points were about serving our […]

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Microsoft Education Resources

During the MassCUE conference, Annamaria Schrimpf, MassCUE President, and I (as METAA president) met with Microsoft representatives Richard Grady and Eric Robertson to discuss software licensing options and ways that Microsoft might improve their outreach to schools in Massachusetts. Microsoft is developing a licensing program for schools that will be based on staff numbers rather […]

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Pecha Kucha Breakout Session

Annamaria Schrimpf and I presented at the MassCUE M.A.S.S. Conference on Wednesday. Our topic was using the presentation format of Pecha Kucha to keep professional development on the agenda. Pecha Kuchas take less than 7 minutes to deliver (20 slides – 20 seconds per slide), so it can fit into grade level meetings, department meetings, […]

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Chris Matthews at MassCUE

At the MassCUE and M.A.S.S. Annual Technology Conference today we heard Chris Matthews of Hardball. It was an interesting keynote speech, full of personal anecdotes from his long and fascinating career, and some advice for our students. The scheduled keynote presenter was Rachel Maddow, who had to cancel at the last minute for an important […]

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Slideshare – 5 Traits Event Organizers Want From Speakers

I received a newsletter from Slideshare this week with an item called: 5 Traits Event Organizers Want From Speakers. The list seems obvious, but having encountered speakers that did not meet these standards, it is worth writing about. Here’s their list of 5 traits: 1) Understand the event’s community – get to know your audience […]

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Learn about Deploying Google Apps

Registration is now open for the MassCUE & M.A.S.S. Annual Technology Conference. REGISTER I hear from so many that they are thinking about deploying Google Apps in their schools. If you want to hear more from people who have already taken the plunge, here are two sessions that will be of interest to you. […]

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Registration is now open for the MassCUE & M.A.S.S. Annual Technology Conference

Registration is now open for the MassCUE & M.A.S.S. Annual Technology Conference.   I’m looking forward to this. REGISTER As promised, here is another session description. Adobe Classroom Suite – PreConference Discover new ways to engage students in learning using Adobe Digital School Collection software across the curriculum Today’s technology provides educators with highly effective […]

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Themes for 21st Century Education

As one of many volunteers working on the 2010 MassCUE / M.A.S.S. conference (October 27 & 28), I have been active with the conference committee in organizing breakout sessions. This means reading proposals, recruiting presenters, and helping to make sure we have sessions that cover all the strands and that will appeal to all our […]

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MassCUE – M.A.S.S. Fall Technology Conference

I am so looking forward to the MassCUE fall technology conference this year. Title of conference and dates: Tackling 21st-Century Learning Be sure to save the dates: October 28 and October 29 with the pre-conference on October 27! Registration is open now. There are four big reasons that have me so pumped! 1) NEW LOCATION […]

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ISTE Affiliate Network

MassCUE is an affiliate organization to ISTE . I am (as I type) in a large conference room with leaders from affiliates from all across the country, as well as some folks from as far away as Australia. We are all sharing best practices at NECC 2009 . The information, strategies, and aggregate energy in […]

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