2010 TA7TC Archive

Thank you all for another great 2010 conference. I hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. Find below the presenter names and links to their sites where they host their resources (if given to me). Feel free to email me with any questions you might have about things you saw at the event - scott_floyd at tcea dot org

At the suggestion of a participant (Sharon Gullett), I am embedding a Google Map to represent all of the school districts (50) and vendors (7) who attended our conference this year. We had nearly 300 in attendance. This is a rough estimate given to me by several different people who attended including a vendor. It was a bigger crowd than we had last year, for sure.

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David Jakes 


breakout session

Really Cool New Tool Duel

Jennifer Wagner

Lori Rich

James Rich

Kim Estes

Mark Dunk

Paul R. Wood

Christine Voigt

Nina Peery

Pam Cranford

Jennifer Saccoccio

Randy Rodgers

Becky Ganong

Stephanie Sandifer

Gail Lovely

Dr. Sharon Woodall (pptx file)

We are looking forward to another great TCEA Area 7 Technology Conference in White Oak, TX, on June 11, 2010. Keep checking back for additional information. 

Call for presenters is closed! Conference program can be downloaded HERE.

Download promo flier here

Welcome to the Area 7 Tech Conference site.

Here you will find all the latest updates, news, presenter information, registration links, presenter resources, sponsor links, and more. The pages are listed in the left hand column for easy navigation. You can also subscribe by email to receive updates.

We will have three strands running in our presentation schedule: administrative, curriculum, and network. We hope this will provide plenty of training opportunities for everyone. Stay tuned as we add information about those who have committed to be presenters in each of those strands.

Registration costs are below. They include lunch and a full day of sessions. Door prizes will be awarded throughout the day.

Accepted presenters - free

TCEA members - $25

non-TCEA members - $30 (also provides you a year's membership in TCEA with all of those benefits)

Registration is provided on the TCEA site HERE. Onsite registration will also be available - PO's (made out to TCEA), checks (made out to TCEA), and cash only (receipts will be provided).

***Download the conference program HERE! (not available just yet)

For those who use Twitter, follow us: @Area7TCEA Also use the hashtag: #tatc10 so your tweets will show up on our giant Twitterwall in the lobby!

For those who blog or use Flickr, our conference tag is: tatc10 - TCEA will be watching theFlickr tag search to find photos for the next TechEdge.

Keynote Speaker - David Jakes

Revisioning Learning Spaces

Envision rows of desks.The front of the room.Bulletin boards and whiteboards.Textbooks and notebooks.Raise your hand….

It’s not hard to recognize the typical classroom.They haven’t changed much.And while we can honor all the learning that has taken place in that space, there is more.Today, our students have an opportunity to learn within an ever-expanding learning space, one that is filled with opportunities to seek on-demand learning, and learning that is free from the constraints of time, space, and place.Join David Jakes as we revision together the concept of learning spaces,and how schools can not only leverage the affordances of digital technologies to support the traditional concept of learning space, but how schools can also create exciting and transformative spaces that extend learning into different dimensions.

David Jakes; photo credit David Warlick

David Jakes has spent 25 years in education as a teacher, staff developer, and technology coordinator. From his first Macintosh Classic to his current netbook, he has witnessed firsthand the changes in education that educational technology has empowered. Jakes shares this knowledge as a frequent speaker at technology conferences across the United States, as well as in Canada, Europe, and most recently,China. His interests in educational technology include digital storytelling, the application of geography-based systems for learning, and developing online communities of learning through blogging, wiki and other connective technologies. He currently maintains a web site (Jakesonline.org), a blog (The Strength of Weak Ties), and a variety of other resources (David Jakes Presentation Resources) dedicated to improving the use of technology in education.

White Oak ISD is excited to be the host for the 2010 conference. We hope you enjoy your experience.

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