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Live from ISTE NECC – Day 1


I arrived at the Denver Convention Center too late for the Monday morning ISTE NECC 2010 sessions, due to a delayed flight out of NYC.  But the afternoon sessions made up for missing Will Richardson’s and David Warlick’s morning sessions.

BYOL Session: Free and Easy Bibliography: Scaffolding Student Research with Zotero – Having heard NWP colleague Troy Hicks refer to Zotero as a favorite Web 2.0 tool, I was excited to join Trevor Owns’ workshop.  His program description sums up this free, open source tool: “See it, save it, search it, and cite it with Zotero.” I loved Trevor’s presentation and also the fact that his workshop description will make it easy to replicate the scope and sequence of the session.

And if teachers or students need any help on downloading the program, saving links, annotating them, or being able to easily insert citations into a Word document in MLA, APA, etc., the tutorials and documentation on the site are excellent.

I’m looking forward to sharing Zotero with my colleagues. There’s definitely a wow factor built into this tool!

Spotlight Session: Tammy’s Favorite Free Web Tools – I love Tammy Worcester‘s fast-paced, humor-infused presentation style.  Out of her list of favorites, my top three are:

  • Today’s Meet – Create a chatroom on the fly – no login needed.
  • – Now at the top of my “Easiest tools for podcasting” list.
  • BibMe – Even easier than David Warlick’s bibliography maker

Looking forward to – and will blog – Tuesday sessions!

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