Thursday, March 22, 2007

Speaking of giveaways that are accompanied by junk, I learned in IT freebies could be toxic junk that much of the schwag given out at tech conferences is perceived as useless and is actually toxic.

I've been to many teaching-related conferences and have some well-meaning advice. I love free stuff and so do many other teachers. Many teaching-related conferences are a bit of a schwag orgy of workbooks, giant calculators, paperclips, plastic clocks for teaching telling time, and other such stuff. But teachers actually use much of this in their classroom to teach with, modify in some format, or give away to students as prizes.

Tech folks seem to not want the free calculators. Try offering them to a teacher. Just an idea.