Thursday, March 3, 2011

Friday Correction

Correction on page 110 of the conference program.

Session II: The Ripple Effect…..Impacting Education with Video
March 4th: 9:10am
Room 202
With video at the heart of the interactive classroom multiple technologies have a conjoining point creating a larger impact than any one technology could on its own. This opportunity needs to be media rich with multiple sources of content and interactions for reaching a diverse learner population. Leveraging video, this learning environment can ripple to a remote class, a remote individual, a blog, a wiki, or an iPod/iPhone. Positioning video at the center provides a common interface for both synchronous and asynchronous communications allowing content creators/deliverers to reach further.

Dr. Lance Ford is an educational technology advocate for TANDBERG, now a part of Cisco. For the seven years prior, he served as a teacher and technology facilitator/coordinator for Howe Public Schools in Howe, Oklahoma. . Lance has been named Wal-Mart regional teacher of the year, Oklahoma Technology Administrator’s Technology Director of the Year, and the recipient of the Polaris Award for Excellence in Teaching. In 2007 Lance was recognized as an Apple Distinguished Educator, was awarded the 2008 Long Term Service Award from the Oklahoma Distance Learning Association, and received the Technology Facilitator of the Year award from the National Association for Educational Communications and Technology.

Cruising Raleigh

The Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau welcomes NCTIES back to Downtown Raleigh! To help you find local attractions and restaurants, learn about local tours and how to ride the new R Line, or just to get answers to your questions, please stop by our welcome booth set up in the lower lobby of the Raleigh Convention Center. We’ll be right across from the entrance to the NCTIES exhibit hall, or stop by our visitor center in the connector space between the Marriott and the convention center. And you can always learn more at visit

Did you pick up your complimentary Greater Raleigh SMART card yet? If not, be sure to do so before you go to dinner! The card is provided complimentary by and When you use it, you'll save money at area restaurants and attractions. To preview the many businesses that accept our card, see

What’s new since NCTIES was here last year? Have you tried Zpizza on City Plaza located street level in the Bank of America Building – we think you’ll like this pizza made from all organic and gluten free ingredients. Good and good for you!

Would you like another restaurant idea? Buku is just a few blocks away at the corner of Wilmington and Davie Streets. Featuring street foods from around the world, it’s a great spot for trying something different for lunch, dinner or late night snacks. We loved the Plantain Crusted Chilean Sea Bass!

Interested in live music later on Thursday night? Consider “Enter the Live Haggis” at The Pour House off Moore Square , check out the Lounge at 42nd Street Oyster Bar or live jazz at The Mint . For a complete look at Raleigh nightlife see

If you can grab some time before heading home, check out the newly updated IMAX Theatre at Marbles Kids Museum. The new IMAX is even better than before. Now playing: Hubble 3D, Ultimate Wave 3D and I Am Number Four. For more information about show times see: While you’re there, check out Marbles – expanding the imaginations of children by providing great adventures through play. See

NCTIES may end Friday afternoon, but why not get in a little “R and R” before you head home? Stay around for First Friday, a great way to enjoy art, dinner, and a wide range of cultural activities

And finally, who says you can’t shop in Downtown Raleigh? For shopping adventures we have a great variety of galleries, unique gift stores and interesting consignments. To plan your downtown shopping see:

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

NCTIES 2011 Sets Sail


Our ship embarks today!!!! It's exciting and new, come aboard, we're expecting you. All 1400+ passengers and nearly 300 Deck Hands!!!

On-site registration is still available for $160.00.
Check out the "Sessions at a Glance" just published today.
Conference Wiki: Take a minute to look at the conference Wiki and check out the sessions.

Parking and Internet
Marriott Parking: Please allow yourself plenty of time. With complimentary valet parking (one space per room) at the Marriott, there may be a backlog of cars to be parked if everyone shows up at once. And, anyone using valet parking would need to bring in any luggage to be stored by the hotel until check-in later in the day.

Sheraton Parking: Please enter the parking deck on Gale Street.

Sheraton and Marriott Internet: Both hotels offer Internet included in your rate. Ask the front desk if you have questions.

Thursday check in: If you are driving in Thursday morning, see advice above. Given the high occupancy rate at the hotels, early check-in or late check out will not be available.

Friday check out: While our conference does not conclude until 2:30 or so on Friday, please remember that hotel check out time is noon. The Sheraton, Marriott and Clarion (overflow) have all graciously agreed to work with guests to store guest luggage after check out.

Cruise Raleigh: While you're in Raleigh, don't forget to take advantage of the free, user-friendly R Line bus to visit the area restaurants and nightspots. For more info:

Don't hesitate to contact us for more information at
We are happy to help!
Sonya Terry
Cruise Director, Conference Chair and Vice President