What’s Happening Now
The holidays are upon us. This week it’s all turkey and stuffing, but within a few days the elves will have taken over. They’re the unsung heros of Christmas. While the big man gets most of the credit, it’s actually the elves who are in the trenches, making all the preparations for the big day.
For those who’ve been in the education industry for a while, you know not all conferences are created equal. Some are expensive, some are free. Some are national, some regional. There are summits, symposia, seminars. You might sit at a roundtable or just meet up and talk with a dude named TED. Un-conferences are not anti-conferences and under no circumstances will Bill Gates send you a $5,000 check for sharing your ideas. If you’re lucky enough to go to one of these events, I’d strongly encourage you to avoid the trust fall.
If you’ve traveled internationally, you probably know that North American electronic devices, which use plug types A and B, can’t be plugged into sockets on most other continents (and vice versa). So taking your laptop from the U.S. to Spain means carrying type C and F adapters in your suitcase. And if you cross the border into France, you’d better have a type E adapter, or you might as well leave your MacBook in Barcelona.