Human Cog-nition

On the road again! Our PLC group is off to the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) conference next week.  The theme of this year’s conference is Looking Forward:  Innovation in the New World.  It’s being h[eld in Jacksonville, Florida at the Hyatt Regency Riverfront. Innovation. Technology applied to education. A changing world.  All right up our alley! We will also have the opportunity to chat with K-12 teachers to discuss their challenges, successes, and perspectives on higher education. A forum that I’m particularly interested in attending is Teaching with Technology: Classroom Applications for 21st Century Learning.
Topics that also pique our curiosity:  Games and Simulations, Graduate Education and Faculty Development, Mobile Learning, Digital Fabrication, International Education, to name a few. The conference advertises attendees from over 50 countries, so hearing about what others are doing in the field internationally will be informative and exciting! Keynote topics include The future of 3D Printing, and Dive Right In, The Gaming is Fine. PLC Fellows will be posting their impressions here at this blog during the course of our time here. Your comments are welcome too!

In the meantime, check out this video about connecting to the world through Google Glass.  We’re going the get some of those for our lab! We might not be jumping out of airplanes but you never know where our explorer tendencies will take us.