This “Create. Share. Inspire.” schedule was distributed at the National Educational Computing Conference (NECC) in Atlanta that was held in June 2007. This organization and conference are still held annually, but the conference changed its name around 2010 to the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference.
This trifold brochure measures 4.25 x 6 inches with the message:
Welcome. Inside the Apple booth, you’ll find innovative tools, students can use to express their creativity. You’ll see the latest technologies for sharing content. And you’ll discover powerful ways to inspire students. Join us each day in the Apple booth for hands-on sessions where you’ll learn how to engage students, raise achievement, and manage your digital classroom.
Fully unfolded, six hands-on workshop sessions are described. Session titles include: Let’s Go Global—Using iLife and iWork in Project-Based Learning Meeting Diverse Learner Needs—Built-in Tools on a Mac Publishing Student Voices—Podcasting in the Classroom Managing the Digital Classroom—Tips and Tools for Teachers Creative Expression—Expanding Reading and Writing in the Digital Classroom What’s Hot at Apple?—Bringing Innovation to Learning
This high-quality conference bag was distributed at the National Educational Computing Conference (NECC) in Chicago that was held in June 2001. This organization and conference are still held annually, but the conference changed its name around 2010 to the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference.
The bag is made from a thick, smooth, rubber-like material. One side features an embroidery “2001 CHICAGO NECC” logo, and the other side is emblazoned with a large white embroidery Apple logo. The inside includes a flap with a zippered pocket.
This NECC was significant because Steve Jobs was the keynote speaker, and Apple had a major presence on the conference floor. An Apple press release states:
“Apple today demonstrated its ongoing commitment to providing innovative technology solutions for education at the National Educational Computing Conference in Chicago. During the opening keynote, Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO, announced that three more school districts…will be implementing the PowerSchool from Apple student information system.”
Apple highlighted several industry-leading educational technology products at NECC, including: the iBook and AirPort (“Wirelessly-networked notebook computers which give educators the flexibility to have computer-assisted learning anywhere”); “Tools from Apple, including iMovie and iDVD, enhance learning and make school more engaging and motivating for students;” and PowerSchool.
I attended NECC and received this bag during the conference.