Thursday, April 30, 2009

Three Great Remote (and Free!) Ed Tech Events This Weekend

Three great events are taking place this weekend that you can participate in remotely! All are being held through Classroom 2.0's Elluminate account, and links are below.

1. PodStock, this Friday and Saturday (May 1 & 2). This is the brainchild of the ever-amazing Kevin Honeycutt. Podstock is a brand new conference designed to bring podcast creators and those who see the real value of podcasting as creators and consumers together. The physical conference is in Old Town Wichita, Kansas, but one whole track of the conference is being live-streamed through Classroom 2.0's Elluminate account. The event schedule for Friday is at http://www.essdack.org/podstock/?q=day1, and the event schedule for Saturday is at http://www.essdack.org/podstock/?q=day1. The Elluminate link that you use to attend for both days is https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid=2008350&password=M.1A526C55FBD94161034848F86F2735. Wichita is Central Daylight Time, so take that into account when looking at their program.
ADDED: Jerry Butler just sent this message: "Join us at Podstock virtually if you can't be there in person! Thanks to Steve Hargadon and learncentral.org, we will be sharing sessions on Elluminate. Go to http://tinyurl.com/Podstock starting at 9:15 Central Time and log on to join the fun. I will be running the back channel conversations and helping you join the educational movement. It's two days of Education, Learning and Fun and you won't want to miss it! Also, join us for our simultaneous RL/SL dance party at: http://slurl.com/secondlife/KDS%20World/17/155/21 Starting at 5:00 SLT (Pacific) 7:00 Central.
2. MIT's New Media Literacies Spring Conference, this Saturday (May 2). This one-day event, "Learning in a Participatory Culture," is being held physically in Boston and is also being streamcast in its entirety (all tracks!). Because there are different Elluminate links for each track, you'll need to use this detailed schedule to click through to individual sessions. Boston is Eastern Daylight Time, so take that into account when looking at the program.

3. Our regular Classroom 2.0 "LIVE" Saturday show (May 2). 9am PDT / 12pm EDT. Our topic this week is "Managing Social Networks" with special guest, Angelia Maiers - author of the book, Classroom Habitudes. Please join for some great information and tips about managing social networks and the concept 'Inbox Zero'. More information and session details are at http://live.classroom20.com. The direct Elluminate link is http://tinyurl.com/d7hvx7.

It should be a very exciting weekend for learning remotely! :) Hope you have some fun!
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