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Reflections from EARCOS and off to Jakarta

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Join my at LDW 2008!I’m home from the EARCOS Admin conference just for a day before flying out to Jakarta for the Learning in a Digital World conference.

Before I leave for Jakarta, I wanted to jot down some reflective notes about the EARCOS Admin conference.

  • Having the opportunity to meet with 26 Business Managers was an honor. Out of the 26 schools represented. 12 are already 1:1 and the other 14 will be there in 2 years or less.
  • Meeting, talking, and learning from Alan November was great fun. His automative vs infomative session has me thinking about how we use technology, and were do we spend our money.
  • All four of my sessions went well with 30-50 people in each session. Best part, was a principal who looked up her school on Wikipedia, found that it had been vandalized, was able to follow the links and found the student’s Facebook page who did it. A great moment for all who attended that session.
  • Wireless access at a conference no longer is an option. It just has to be.
  • Played with Cover It Live, a great live blogging tool that allowed others to join in on the conference. (See blog posts below).
  • Technology and 1:1 is a hot topic in international schools right now, and I see it only getting more attention as schools in the region wrestle with this changing world we find ourselves in.

That’s it, back on a plane bound for Jakarta for the weekend!

I started blogging in 2005 and found it such a powerful way to reflect and share my thinking about technology, this generation, and how we prepare students for their future not our past.


  1. I hate to be the last ignorant horse out of the burning barn, but what exactly does the 1:1 ratio imply? Is it one lap-top per student? If it is teacher to student ratio, how do I sign up?

  2. Pingback: Is Focusing on Traditional Learning Really “Playing it Safe”? | An Expat Educator in Asia

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