Clif’s Notes on Education and Technology

Karl Fisch’s “Shift Happens” Presentation

“This is a stylization of a slideshow originally created by Karl Fisch, examining globalization and America’s future in the 21st century. It is designed to stand alone, without having to be presented in person. Enjoy!”

SEC Baseball Tournament

The Bulldogs are the #4 seed in the SEC Tournament. They play Ole Miss in the first round on Wednesday.

PIDT Conference

I recently returned from the Professors of Instructional Design and Technology (PIDT) Conference.  An archive of some of the presentations and discussions from this year’s conference is emerging.  Documents, presentations, podcasts, images and more are available in the archive.

Elizabeth Boling led a discussion about Moving the Field Forward.  She used an engaging instructional strategy to focus participants on three points: What are our fears?

Spider-Man 3

I saw Spider-Man 3 tonight. The CGI and special effects were excellent, but the storyline had room for improvement. There were just too many characters’ storylines crammed into this one film. They did a good job of trying to stay true to each villain’s story. They also did a great job of bringing each character off the page and onto the screen – each of the villains look great. Overall, I thought it was really good but it is definitely the least good of the three Spider-Man movies.   Here’s looking forward to the 4th one!!!

AERA Conference

The 2007 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Conference is this week. The Instructional Technology Special Interest Group (SIG-IT) has many good presentations scheduled throughout the conference.

Happy Easter

Happy Easter, everyone.

Hear the bells ringing, they’re singing that you can be born again
Here the bells ringing, they’re singing Christ is risen from the dead

The angels up on the tombstone
Said He has risen, just as He said
Quickly now, go tell his disciples
That Jesus Christ is no longer dead

Joy to the word, He has risen, hallelujah
He’s risen, hallelujah
He’s risen, hallelujah

Easter Song, Words and music by Annie Herring © 1974 Latter Rain Music (ASCAP)

Hoops Dreams

The Bulldogs lost a heartbreaker last night in the Final Four of the NIT. It was their game to win but they blew it.

Draft of NETS-S

I read the following on ISTE’s site today. “ISTE has held Town Hall Meetings at many venues across the nation and globally to provide opportunities for public input on refreshing the National Educational Technology Standards for Students (NETS•S).” You can view a PDF of a draft version of the next generation of NETS•S.

So, what do you think of the revised standards? Let the conversation begin.