After nearly 20 hours in the air and stops at four airports, I’ve made it to Mumbai, India with colleagues Scott McLeod and Jamie Fath for ASB Unplugged. Today (Wednesday) was the preconference session with speaker Bruce Dixon from Anywhere Anytime Learning Foundation (AALF).
One of the great parts of the day was listening to and participating in conversations with educators from around the world. I was fortunate to sit next to Dr. Bruce Kelsh who is a principal at an international school in Hong Kong that is making the move to one to one next year. At lunch I also had a conversation with Shabbi Luthra who is the director of technology at ASB. Many of the challenges of these educators are similar to those things facing educators in the United States. Those challenges include providing teacher support and getting everyone on board with one to one. With years of experience in a one to one school, Shabbi had some very interesting perspectives on both issues. Hopefully after visiting ASB tomorrow, I will be able to get some additional insight into these issues from an experienced one to one school.
The presentation itself covered lots of materials. Bruce warned us that he had enough materials for four days, and he did have lots of information. Take a look at my notes from the day, but please note that I have a couple of disclaimers.…
- I don’t claim that my notes are complete. Feel free to contact me if you were at the conference and you would like to add to the notes or share your notes also! (email@example.com)
- Many things I have written down are simply questions or conversation starters.
You may also want to take a look at Wes Fryer’s notes or a PowerPoint from one of Bruce’s previous presentations. The conversation from ASB Unplugged can also be followed on Twitter with the hash-tag ASBUP2010.