Our Talk Yesterday

Bill Sullivan of Suffield Academy, and I, presented this talk yesterday at a CAIS Conference on 21st century learning at Chase Collegiate School in Waterbury, Connecticut.

There’s no audio.  Our speakers’ notes are woefully inadequate: we couldn’t read them during the talk so we extemporized on a theme.  Not all of the slides are credited yet, and should be.  It’s definitely still a work in progress.  But it’s a huge deal for the two of us — we spoke to an audience of about a hundred strangers yesterday, the first time either of us had been involved in giving a keynote.  And we didn’t do too badly.


(God, I hope this works… )

Update: This presentation has now been viewed by more than twice the number of people online that saw it live. I guess we have to develop the accompanying audio track now.  Please leave a comment if you think Bill and I should do that.

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  1. Thanks for sharing – wish I could have heard it! I especially liked these slides:
    Forms of Expression – wow! What a comparison!
    The ‘Map on Face’ picture – time of GIS GPS, Google Earth and Yahoo! Maps
    I got a lot out of your slides – soundtrack or not!

    • I have to admit, that the Map On Face Slide and the poor kid abandoned on the street both came from David Warlick’s blog, http://www.dangerouslyirrelevant.org/. He regularly produces slides that you can drop into powerpoint / keynote addresses “as is” or with minor alterations. I love them, and I regularly save them for my presentations.

      I think that this is one of the important things about teaching these days — you don’t have to stick to your school’s own “best practices”. You have the world to draw on, and all the varied, wonderful teachers in it.

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