NECC09 Roundup (part two)

Continuing to look for gold among the dross... Second Day Keynote: Are Bricks-and-Mortar Schools Detrimental to Education? This "debate" felt forced: the pro side gave same-old/same-old constructivist arguments without explaining how a school building was problematic No one talked about the need to inculcate basics before allowing students to explore On-line learning was lauded (no… Continue reading NECC09 Roundup (part two)

Conferences, Pedagogy, School Libraries

NECC09 Roundup (part one)

I've already blogged about the Opening Session, and those that follow me on Twitter know how excited I was by the PowerPoint presenters. Despite that, I went into each session hoping for the best and expecting to learn from the presenters. Enable Reading with 21st Century Skills The skills mentioned were nothing new: digital reading… Continue reading NECC09 Roundup (part one)