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Illinois Reading Conference!

I’m leading two presentations on Thursday and Friday at the 2014 Illinois Reading Conference in Springfield, IL. My two sessions are: Digital Literacy and the Common Core: Catering to Curiosity Technology and Common Core Fusion: 10 Ways Google Apps Helps to Improve the Writing Process If you happen to be at the conference, drop in… Continue reading Illinois Reading Conference!

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SXSWedu Day 4 Recap!

And so we’ve reached the end of SXSWedu 2014. Fittingly enough, it was 35 degrees and raining when I touched down in Austin on Sunday, and it was 65 and sunny on Thursday when I went wheels up back to Chicago. Yeah, it’s been that kind of winter. But enough about weather. The final day of SXSWedu began… Continue reading SXSWedu Day 4 Recap!

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SXSWedu Day 3 Recap!

Day 3 is almost in the books, which means the conference is almost at an end. Sad, but I’m looking forward to heading back and sharing themes and ideas from the conference with my colleagues. On my agenda for tonight is a “Super Secret Screening” at the Alamo Drafthouse Ritz. I’m sure it will be… Continue reading SXSWedu Day 3 Recap!

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SXSWedu Day 2 Recap!

Phew! I am in desperate need of a device break right now, but first I want to get some thoughts about SXSWedu Day Two down on paper (er…Gorilla Glass?) while they are fresh. Without further ado, here’s some musings about the awesomeness that is South By Southwest Education in Austin, TX. 1. Those in the… Continue reading SXSWedu Day 2 Recap!

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SXSWedu Day 1 Recap!

Day one of SXSWedu is nearly in the books – I say nearly because there’s still the Opening Party tonight featuring Mr. Ben Kweller. It will be a brisk walk (it’s only 43 degrees right now, which, believe it or not, is 20 degrees warmer than it was this morning), but a worthwhile walk. And… Continue reading SXSWedu Day 1 Recap!