Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Getting Ready For CUE
Last day before I head out for CUE. I've been to CUE several times, but it's been a few years since I've had a chance to go. I first attended CUE during my first year as a teacher back..... in 97. It seemed kind of overwhelming and chaotic. I wasn't sure what everybody was so excited about. I did see some cool stuff, but not sure how I would use it in my classroom. A few years after that CUE moved down to Anaheim, California. It was a lot closer to my work in L.A. I attended twice then. By this time I was starting to use some old Pentium II's in my classroom and we had internet connection at school. I would download freeware and use on these computers. At this time I also bought Kidpix and Kidspiration to use with my students. The sessions that I remember the most were David Thornburg giving a hippie tech talk. I also enjoyed one session given by Peter Reynolds from Fablevision and how he was using a tablet to draw on a screen.
Now a few years later, I am going back to CUE. Since then I have been out of the classroom and now back again. I have built my network with social networking sites like edtechtalk and twitter. I am hoping to meet F2F some of these educators these next couple of days. I have high expectations. I am looking forward to connecting with other educators and enjoying a few days out in the sun!