Sunday, February 28, 2010

BrainStorm 11.0 Day One

After 5.5 hours in the car driving to Wisconsin Dells - Kalahari Resort, It was time to get some lunch and get settled into my room for the next couple days. The lines for check-in were rather long and the rooms were not ready yet so a brief tour of the resort was next on the agenda. The Kalahari is a rather large place complete with movie theatre, bowling alley, shops, arcade, Ferris wheel, and of course, a large water park.

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My first session of the conference was about using the ActivExpressions by Promethean which are student response systems. It was a quick session that lasted about an hour and was basically just an introduction to the device. I admit that I was interested in going a bit more in depth with the device but it did not work out that way. Dinner was a traditional Wisconsin cookout style meal of brats and burgers with baked beans and potato salad - hard to go wrong with that. There was some great networking around the table which I found to be the most valuable from the day. Went to investigate the entertainment for the evening and was not very interested so went back to my room and knocked out the first 20 cards of Square by Square and then decided to recap the day. Now if only the kids upstairs will stop jumping on the beds.

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