Some of the things that I took away from this event:
1) Microsoft's Productivity and Future Vision
Is this what you see in the future? When, how far away are we? I know I leaned over to IT Darcy a number of times and asked him when I could get this in our classrooms!
2) Digital Citizenship: Tania Sterling (@taniasterling) was great. She shared this LiveBinder full of resources for digital citizenship in our schools. There were two ideas that I want to run with
- Family Acceptable Use Agreement - Parents and students all sign them, but do they really know what they mean? I want to make a serious effort in engaging our parents in this conversation and education.
- Students involved in PD - students may be our best resource as we navigate 21st century skills. It's time to enable and encourage them to become leaders. During upcoming PD sessions I would like to use students as facilitators.
- Google is in process of totally revamping Google Presentation, otherwise know as the ugly step child of Google Docs
- Their motto is "Don't be Evil" when they look at doing things
- 20% on innovation, that is the rule for all Google employees. Each week one days is spent on something that is not work, can you imagine?
- Will it stay free for education? Each mail box cost approximately $1 to create and maintain. Google charges business $50, keeping it free for education.