Monthly Archives: October 2009
Many thanks to everyone who participated in the first THATCamp Pacific Northwest—look for links to the archives and roundups of discussions on this blog as soon as I (Julie) get my bearings! Here’s to THATCamp PNW 2010 in…Seattle?
FYI, “official” live tweeters will be using the #thatcamppnw hashtag. It is QUITE likely that conference participants will be using #thatcamp more than #thatcamppnw, but we are archiving all of them for later.
I (Julie) completely forgot to mention the traditional “Dork Shorts”—three-minute presentations (lightning talks, elevator pitches, however you want to classify them) of your current projects or other ideas. These are even more informal than the sessions themselves. We will have … Continue reading
I’m hoping to hear from those who have used etext versions of primary texts in the classroom, either on the Kindle, Sony Reader, or ebooks downloaded from Google books or elsewhere. My classes have used used blogs and wikis (and, … Continue reading
I’m sort of between ideas lately, so figured I’d throw 3 things out there and maybe some nice intersections will emerge. 1. Pedagogy. How do we best teach students ‘technological literacy’ and what do we even mean by that? Should … Continue reading
I was just thinking about this—I think Dave Lester and I (Julie) might be the only people at THATCamp PNW who have Google Wave accounts. I could be totally wrong about that, but if that is the case, and if … Continue reading
I am working on an article and book about Henry David Thoreau, and I want to immerse myself in his writings and writings about him and his times. In addition to reading print literature, I am reading him on the … Continue reading
There is a main reason social media is labeled SOCIAL. Education covers it’s eye often to the hedonistic side of this medium instead of offering a way to deal with it. I bring it back out from under the bed. Smile, lets look at what happens. Continue reading
Unfortunately due to a lingering illness that I can’t seem to shake, I will be unable to attend THATCamp this weekend. I was very much looking forward to interacting and learning from all the other campers. In lieu of not … Continue reading