I'm still pondering all that I got out of the T & L Conference in Phoenix last month. One of the presentations was a combination of technology integration for STEM projects. The two presenters were Robert Miller, one of NSBA's "20 to Watch" for 2010, and BrainPOP's Kari Stubbs.
I loved the practical ways Miller used BrainPOP to engage students... and was entranced by his integrating the GPS into his curriculum. He created his own educational geocaching, but instead it was "educaching." Writing about it won't do it justice, so here's a little trailer from YouTube:
I typically take avid notes in conferences, but during this one, I was just astounded by Miller's innovation. However, there were two things I had written: rechargeable batteries and a charging station.
I also found the app for my iPhone "SCVNGR" and thought about giving it a whirl. Which got me thinking... How could I incorporate this idea into my current role? I thrive on innovation and would love to give something like this a try. Hmmmm. Am I daring enough to geocache for a team builder? I'll try to put that thought in check; meanwhile, all I've got to say is I can see why he's one of the "20 to Watch."