This election day, I’ll be presenting at G-Tech 2010, the annual Green Local School District Educational Technology conference. From the conference website:
The purpose of the day is to equip teachers with training in technical areas that will assist them in their classrooms as they prepare students to be 21st Century Learners. The conference will include presentations from Green Staff as well as from a wide range of vendors and other school districts.
My session description:
A New Way to Connect
Adobe Connect Professional is a cutting edge, web-based communication and collaboration solution that can be used to enhance face-to-face and online courses. With Adobe Connect, synchronous web classrooms are a reality. Learn how to use this great tool from the perspective of a participant, a presenter, or a host! Capabilities include chat, white board, document sharing, screen sharing as well as live audio and video. How can Green Local take next step in incorporating Adobe Connect into the district e-learning processes? Join us and find out!
Last week as I was browsing my Twitter stream, a tweet from @InnovativeEdu caught my eye.
I have been using Adobe Connect for the past 3 years for web conferencing, sharing desktops, documents and whiteboarding. When it comes to managing virtual teams or conducting eLearning, a product like Adobe Connect, Elluminate, WebEx or DimDim is essential for fostering synchronous communication and collaboration. I have to admit I’m a big fan of the Connect, so of course I had to chime in with my two cents. Before I could get my @reply typed out, another tweet came across on TweetDeck.
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I had the opportunity to visit the campus of Ohio University – Lancaster today where I presented to a group of educators who are part of The Heart of Ohio Tech Prep Consortium. My session was titled ‘Teaching and Reaching the Millennial Learner: New Possibilities for the Information Age’ and was a part of their 2009 Summer Workshop. The session objectives were:
- Provide an in-depth look at a number of free Web 2.0 tools and applications that K-12 educators can use to create standards-based learning experiences that are engaging, foster creativity, and relevant to the current and future needs of their students.
- Address instructional strategies that enable teachers to promote collaborative, independent, and differentiated learning, adapting to the needs of each learner with a focus on content standards.
All of the resources demonstrated or referenced during this presentation can be accessed at http://brueckei.pbworks.com/ by clicking on the Heart of Ohio Tech Prep link located under PAST PRESENTATIONS in the wiki Sidebar. The Ustream.Tv recording of the session can be found below and on my Raised Digital-TV channel. I had a great time sharing, discussing and engaging in thoughtful conversation with a wonderful group of Ohio educators!
Last night on Twitter, Bud Hunt commented that Writing in the 21st Century by Kathleen Blake Yancey was a must read for educators. Since I’ve had that pdf on my desktop for a week or two now, I lamented back that my reason for not reading yet. My pathetic excuse back is outlined in our tweetversation below.
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