This is a roundtable ed-tech conference for teachers and tech professionals. I’m on the planning committee and will be presenting two sessions.
- PNAIS will host its second Technology “Tech Share” Conference, June 27-29, 2007 at Sleeping Lady Mountain Retreat in Leavenworth, WA. Tech directors, coordinators, early adopters, librarians, and interested teachers will benefit from the conference’s array of great sessions. This year’s program will provide two tracks: one for tech directors (geeks) and one for teachers and other users. In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to try game design using Gamemaker and a technology “playground” with tools and other toys. Sharing and having fun are required!
All sessions will be conducted by members of the PNAIS Technology Planning Committee. Learn more about social software, Web 2.0, Moodle and SharePoint, system management, copyright situations, managing a technology department, and new ways of integrating technology into your classroom. Register by the early bird deadline of May 18th and save. Read about the great sessions on the conference brochure, which is available at the PNAIS website, http://www.pnais.org.
Tom Frizelle and I have the challenge of crafting a gripping opening megasession that reflects the participatory nature of the conference. Here is our published session description.
Is Social Software Changing Everything?
The presenters will outline a very brief history of the rise of social software and invite participants to grapple with its implications for their work in schools. This TechShare megasession invites all attendees to share their ideas and experiences using social software in their classes with the larger group. If you have a laptop, bring it to this session to participate in some interactive exercises!