9 Days Until We Leave!!!
I have also been doing my homework! I've been playing around with Board Builder, so hopefully I can share some of my experience with that at the conference. For two assignments for CEP 800, I was asked to evaluate and create a lesson plan centered around a tech tool. I choose Board Builder, since it is the newest tool I could think of and one that I haven't played with much, and really enjoyed using it in conjunction with the Science Techbook! Hopefully I learned enough to help some other teachers get started with it in their classes. I've also checked out the new Streaming Plus, which looks awesome! I love how it is all tied in with standards! SO COOL!
I've got my costume and gift (mostly) ready and should be getting my new digital video camera & green screen tools in the mail today (thank you PTO) which I'll be bringing to VT in hopes of learning more about green screen stuff and flipping! Other than that, I'm having a hard time deciding how much tech is too much to pack. We're driving, so space isn't an issue, I just don't want to look crazy. So far, I'm planning on bringing the digital video camera, my digital still camera, my laptop, my Nook tablet, possibly my Nexus tablet (if it gets here in time - it had to be repaired), my Iphone, and possibly my husband's iPad (I saw there were a few sessions specific to iPads). That seems like a lot to me, but I guess it kind of is a "tech" conference. I've also been obsessively checking the schedule, trying to decide which sessions sound the most relevant and interesting to me - it is a HARD choice! I'm really interested in this "unconference" business, too. I've never been a part of something like that, so I'm excited to see how that goes!
I'm also going to be bringing a bunch of postcards from my hometown. I'm hoping to have teachers write in their addresses so that when school starts I can have my class send some letters out to other DEN classrooms! It sounds like we will have a busy schedule, so I'm hoping I have time to snag the addresses! :)
Physically, I'm feeling good and have lots of energy - I'm hoping that continues for the next few weeks as I near the end of my 2nd trimester! My biggest problem right now is that most of my shirts are getting too short to cover my bump, but I can deal with that! I'm hoping my official DENSI will be long enough - I don't want to expose everyone my blinding white bump!