Getting Ready To NECC

In a stack of papers called Technology.

  • Jul
  • 01
  • 2006

Through my Next Vista connection, I’ll be a co-presenter at this year’s NECC. Stop by our poster session, “Creating a Free, Online Library of Video Resources for Everyone,” on either Tuesday night or Wednesday afternoon for a chat. I’d like to meet any readers. Plus, the Next Vista stuff is definitely worth your time.

If you plan to attend NECC in San Diego next week, leave a comment or drop me a line. I don’t think I’ll be scheduling the workshops I attend in advance, so tell me if you’re going to something interesting or if you have the inside scoop on their schedule and know of a cool workshop going on.

My plan is to attend a few about how to put technology to use in the classroom, a few dealing with video, and swing by the Apple presentations as much as I can. If you have any suggestions, let me know. Expect a write up about how the workshops went in about a week.

Now, I’ve written and thought something similar to that last sentence several times. Read Time magazine and we’ll talk about it here; I’ll write about how the trips to Japan went; a write up of the 2005 NWP Conference in Pittsburgh is forthcoming; I just read this cool book and I’ll write an entry about it (I’m working on a draft of that one right now). Yet, I almost never do those things I set out to write. This applies to other writing, too. I’ve had lots of ideas for stories that I’ve lost because I didn’t jot down what I was thinking, that sentence or that paragraph or that description. This time, for sure! I’ll type something up each night to reflect on how that day went.

And I took a trip to Portland, OR last week with my girlfriend. Though it doesn’t have much to do with education, it’ll fit into the Personal category and that’s not such a bad thing. I saved receipts and brochures from the trip, with the intent to write some reviews of what we experienced there. Short version: Portland is a really cool city, a miniature version of a small-scale San Francisco. And start using Powells instead of Amazon. It’s a much cooler bookstore and it’s independent.


1. Ben says:

[7/1/2006 - 3:16 pm]

Enjoy NECC and have fun presenting. I really wish I could say more, but I’m so jealous that I won’t be attending I don’t want to start another tussle in your comments :) I don’t think your blog could stand another one after going back and forth with Sheri (which was an interesting conversation to read by the way).

Oh! Make sure to post how your session goes, or at least put your resources up; I’d love to learn what you know about free video services as I’ll be moving into a new position next year and will be looking for video resources since we don’t have access to United Streaming.

2. Justin Solomon says:

[7/2/2006 - 7:19 am]

Hi —

I thought you or your readers might be interested to know that my “Algorithmic Gymnastics” presentation originally scheduled for Friday has since been moved to 11-12 on Thursday. The presentation will cover advantages of and methods for teaching algorithms as part of introductory and advanced Computer Science courses and is a revised version of the presentation from last year. If you have any questions or need more specific information about the material I plan to cover, check the conference page:

or feel free to email me at . I look foward to seeing everyone on Thursday!