Thursday, December 10, 2015

Maine and the World Lost a Great Teacher This Week

Yesterday, I received the sad news that Bob Sprankle had passed away. Bob was a pioneer and legend in Maine's educational technology community. Wes Fryer has written a moving tribute to Bob

I didn't know Bob as well as Wes did, but I do have some thoughts to share. Many years ago when this blog was just beginning, Bob invited me to appear on his podcast with Alice Barr and Cheryl Oakes. Later, Bob asked if he could record one of my presentations at ACTEM's annual conference. It was truly an honor to be on his podcast and to have him publish a recording of my presentation. It was like getting a big pat on the back from the head coach. I knew then how Bob's students must have felt in his classroom.