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From an Instructional Technology Specialist

This blog is focused on the use of technology and education. The thoughts here may sometimes be Pie In The Sky, but I hope they are helpful.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Lessig to Speak at RIT

If anyone is interested in the concepts of Creative Commons and Free Culture and lives near Rochester, New York you should mark your date book for March 24, 2006, from 9AM-11AM since Lawrence Lessig will be speaking at the Rochester Institute of Technology! I happened to run across this in RIT's wiki.

This leads me to another interesting story about how funny life can be. I was on my way to buy an iPod, which I have debated on for over a year, and overheard an Apple store employee talking about a class at RIT. They were talking about a class called "Film as Literature, Literature as Film". This sparked my interest due to the BOCES Streaming project. I thought what a great connection to help us in our use of streaming media in the classroom. The fact that film can be a form of literature is not only interesting to me, but is something that I believe.

So needless to say I jumped at the chance to talk to this person. After a little bit of conversation I managed to get an email to try to connect with the RIT Professor. After writing the RIT student and receiving a reply with an email for the Professor and a link to the RIT wiki, I began to check out who the professor was. Needless to say I found that he had similar interest and now I am waiting for an email reply. Anyways enough of that rambling I want to share one last thing.

Reading out here on the web for me is nothing new, but RSS has put a great spin on it for me. Instead of reading some great article in a magazine or hearing about something on the news I am finding that I can stay on top of things much easier with blogs that are interesting to me. Point in case while reading blogs last night I found that there was a beta release of Internet Explore 7! As with anything in beta you wonder a little and then download it hoping you don't make your computer explode! So far I think it is pretty nice, I don't think I will be moving away from Firefox anytime soon. It is nice to see what is coming from Microsoft as they are always very creative with their software. Any way check out the screen shots!


At 9:48 AM, Blogger Donna said...

Fantastic News Tadge!
Please keep us posted on the information from RIT!

At 2:05 AM, Blogger sexy said...









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