I have a few different ideas for things I can definitely talk about in session format, although I honestly don’t know if I should since I’m organizing this event and will be running around making sure you’re all happy—and I want all of you to have as much time as possible to talk about the things you want to discuss. As seen in the topics I write about for Prof. Hacker, I can talk about specific tools for use in the classroom, developing new tools, and the place of programming in one’s life/scholarly work.
I could revisit the subject of a presentation I did at another conference, on Google Docs and student responses, or the different ways one can implement Google applications in general in the classroom. Part of that discussion would be the myth of the digital native and the roles that instructors must play in the classroom if integrating technology is going to work.
Or, I could discuss a tool that I am creating, which is designed to involve students in the investigation of literary genres through folksonomy. I just developed it in my head the other day, and it will form part of my dissertation plus hopefully be presented in prototype form at a conference in May 2010. In other words, I don’t even have a digital wireframe although I could draw it out on the whiteboard, but I could talk about what it is and what I hope to achieve with it (and have students achieve with it).