Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Guest Speaker from Apple - February 29

On Wednesday, February 29 from 4:30 to 6:30pm, at the Cailloux Theater (downtown), we have a guest speaker from Apple to come share about how mobile technology is changing how our students learn in and out of the classroom. This topic is one our AEC: Technology group has been discussing all year and we want to invite others to participate in this conversation.

We have Maria Henderson (on Twitter @iTeachDigital) from Apple coming to share. She has been an educator for over 20 years and is currently working in Apple’s Education and Field Marketing department. She speaks all over the state and helps teachers with professional development in implementing mobile devices in the classroom.

The event is free and is really for anyone who wants to participate in open dialogue about mobile education. We are encouraging attendees to bring their own devices (Apple or non-Apple) as there may be some tips you pick up along the way or share with others.

We have not opened this up to the entire community but we have invited partners in Kerrville who may help us develop a new vision for these types of devices in schools. We also have attendees from other area districts coming in.

The event is first-come, first seat. Flyers are available and should be posted in your mail or workrooms. If you have select groups of students you think would enjoy this, invite them.

Monday, February 20, 2012

If you were a web browser, which one would you be?

Popular Web Browsers

Web browsers have become part of daily life for nearly everybody working with computers or technology. Once used to occasionally check information on static websites, the introduction of web apps, software as a service, social media and fully interactive sites has meant that the browser is our window to nearly everything.
With this flourishing of the modern web we have seen strong and healthy competition in the browser space, sparking browser wars and a growing deeper connection with the tool that puts us online. Certain browsers have certain personalities, and as with teachers we all have our favorites. So… Which browser are you?