NECC 2009 Day 1

It was a very busy day 1 at the NECC Conference.  With so much to do, you feel guilty even stopping for lunch because you might miss something. The courtesy bus transportation from the hotel to the convention centre is so convenient that you just scoot in and you're ready for action.  Since I had [...]

links for 2009-06-29

POKE.LY - Express yourself! Do stuff to people on Twitter - poke them, throw stuff, give a coffee, etc. (tags: web2.0 twitter facebook) BBC - KS1 Bitesize Games - Literacy(English) Literacy activities for kids from the BBS - check for content and appropriateness before use (tags: literacy games reading spelling phonics interactive english writing) A [...]

Keynote at the NECC Conference

Last night, the formal portion of the NECC Conference kicked off in the ballroom at the Washington Conference Centre.  The keynote address was given by Malcolm Gladwell.  I had been waiting for some time in anticipation of this presentation. As a presenter, I've often wondered how you prepare and deliver a keynote to an audience [...]

links for 2009-06-28

50 Free Resources That Will Improve Your Writing Skills | Developer's Toolbox | Smashing Magazine Effective writing skills are to a writer what petrol is to a car. Like the petrol and car relationship, without solid skills writers cannot move ahead. These skills don’t come overnight, and they require patience and determination. You have to [...]


If you have had English language rules and use drilled into you throughout your educational experiences like I did, you'll enjoy this blog. Entitled Apostrophe Abuse, the blog is devoted to showing off real life examples of abuse of the apostrophe. It was a little serendipity that lead me to actually find this blog.  I [...]

links for 2009-06-27

19 Twitter Desktop Apps Compared Twitter (Twitter) has become an integral part of our social media lives, marketing strategies, and business objectives. We have multiple accounts, hundreds of followers to watch, Twitter trends to track, hashtags to follow, and a frequent need for continuously updating search results. (tags: twitter apps tools socialmedia twittertools comparison desktop [...]

The Call

We all know - "I call upon the youth of the world, to gather four years from now ..."  It's a call to arms for the Olympic Athletes to assemble for a competition for the next Olympics games. Today, the call might be "I call upon the educational computer users of the world, to gather [...]