It seems fitting to start my blog with a trip to an education conference in Florida, a state I should probably call home having gone to school from the fifth grade until graduating from Seabreeze High School in Daytona Beach. The parental units are still there, but the main reason for my visit is to attend FETC 2010. FETC used to stand for the Florida Educational Technology Conference, but since it was purchased by 1105 Media, I’m not sure if that’s true still. Irregardless, I’m looking forward to the conference. There are always some good presentations, the vendor floor is usually quite large, and I have a presentation Thursday. Plus, I will officially launch the TeachLearnTech blog with postings from the show. It should be a fun way to share what I’m learning.
I’m going to try to focus on sessions that relate to online professional development and tools that might support it. I’m also hoping to find out more about new technologies that support language acquisition to help support my new monthly column for the newsletter from the National Capital Language Resource Center. You can let me know if you want me to look into anything in particular through this blog or via e-mail at JR@TeachLearnTech.com.