Monday, August 31, 2009

Elluminate Session(s) for President Obama Student Address

President Obama is planning to speak to schoolchildren on 9/8/09 at 12:00pm Eastern Daylight Time (see http://www.ed.gov/admins/lead/academic/bts.html).  I've set up an Elluminate session to run concurrently for those who want to share through the chat feature during his address, and then use the fuller Elluminate functionality for a post-address discussion.  Register at http://www.learncentral.org to see the event in the calendar there or access the Elluminate session directly at https//sas.elluminate.com/site/external/launch/meeting.jnlp?sid=2008350&password=M.438D554F4A450D77B901E14104C303.

If you'd like to connect with other classrooms and have students responding to each other--which I think might be a fun experience--feel free to leave a comment here and once you have found a "partner" classroom or classrooms I can set you up with a similar Elluminate room. To do this you'll want to have some familiarity with Elluminate or be working with someone who does. You're also able, through the vRoom capability you automatically get at LearnCentral, to do this entirely on your own.

Might also be an interesting exercise to follow the hashtag for this event (when someone invents one) but I'm not sure I'd consider that a student-safe activity.

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