Wednesday, January 25, 2012

CLIME's Resolution is implemented!

Mark Workman, the director of conference services at NCTM, sent me a letter in response to our proposal (see CC blog 92) which included the following: 

We are pleased to inform you new this year, we will be introducing a technology supported area called the “BuzzHub” at the NCTM 2012 Annual Meeting […] in Philadelphia.  This is in addition to offering speakers the most current A/V choices at no charge for their presentations. Also complementary wireless access will be provided in the concourses and Overlook Area in the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Some of the “BuzzHub” offerings include: 
  • “Member Showcase” providing technology support to update your membership information and more.
  • “Social Networking Lounge" is an area for attendees to sit, relax, access WiFi (paid for by NCTM), charge their devices (through electrical outlets), mingle and network with other attendees and stay connected with the latest NCTM social media. This large lounge will also feature live Twitter and Facebook feeds will be displayed on monitors.
  • “Internet Station” computers provided for attendees to check email or access the line conference planner.
  • “NCTM Presentation Spotlight Stage” is a place for attendees to stop by and listen to short sessions and to include NCTM journal editors discussing how to write an article NCTM journals and become a reviewer, technology supported short sessions on Coretools research, Online resources and Illuminations and many other exciting sessions.

We are excited to showcase this new area and enhancing NCTM and the technology experience for all. Thank you for submitting the proposed resolution. [See entire letter - PDF.]

This is very good news. I'll update you on details in future blog entries. I hope to see you either at the CLIME booth #1337 or the BuzzHub in April.
Clime Connections #99

Monday, January 23, 2012

Weekend in Philly - Educon 2.4

This weekend I'll be at the Educon 2.4 Conference where I'll be leading a conversation entitled "Math 2.0 and the Wannado Curriculum." Here's the description:
The power of Web 2.0 is just beginning to become a part of the consciousness of the average math teacher. Historically, emerging media is usually tamed to fit in with the grammar (current paradigm) of school. How can we avoid the same pitfalls with Web 2.0? My response is to create math curriculums that kids actually want to do (i.e. via simulations & games). Lead discussant will pose potential pitfalls and conundrums which the group will try to unravel.
A recording of this event is available at this link.
I'll be sharing about the conference on Twitter @climeguy as well as #educon.
If you are going to Educon let me know via this form.
CLIME Connections #98