If You Had Asked Me About TCEA 2014

Carolyn Foote at TCEA14 (@technolibrary) This is not a “bash the conference” post. It’s not designed to be negative at all.  So as I progress please keep that in mind. This is my 4th or 5th TCEA conference that I have attended and it has gotten B I G! This morning I arrived about 30 […]

That Left Out Feeling

http://www.flickr.com/photos/letsbook/      Ah, summer.  That time when teachers pack up their classrooms and move to the pool or the beach.  They are out there hiking, fly fishing, and sailing.  Isn’t it great only working about 40 weeks of the year!  That’s 12 weeks of kicking back and doing nothing.      If only that […]

Life Threw Me a Curveball

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ableman/      In October of last year I submitted a job application and resume to the New Tech Network/Knowledge Works to become an instructional coach for some of the schools in the network.  I had been working on my PBL skills and knowledge for 3 years, I had spoken on PBL at conferences, and […]

Thoughts on Vendor Areas at Conferences

http://www.flickr.com/photos/techxas/ {NOTE: After writing this last weekend I started putting in links and realized it was almost identical to my post from Feb.7 .  Guess the thoughts in that post resonated with me. } Last week was the Texas Computer Educators Association (TCEA) annual conference and I was fortunate enough to have an understanding principal […]

What’s Important in a Conference?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/woscholar/ I don’t have any money.  Let’s put that right up front.  My district?  We’re in Texas – no money there either.   So today I’m attending TCEA 2012 and I’m spending the day with folks I have met through twitter and folks I haven’t had a chance to meet yet but am glad I’m […]

Thoughts on Conferences, from TCEA 2011

From timsamoff Flickr CC I have finally attended part of TCEA 2011.  This was my first visit, since arriving in Texas in 2006,and I was only there one afternoon since I had to share the badge with others from my school.  As active as I am on Twitter and as interested in tech as I […]