Posted on February 19, 2011 by markwcarbone
The last month seems to have blasted by in absolute warp speed. I feel like I have been immersed in a number of great opportunities and events: Educon, OSLA, Brock Tech Ed Day and OTF session. At the same time my usual patterns of participation in Twitter, PLP etc. have been out of routine. I wanted to take the time to capture of few thoughts even though these events are somewhat in the past.
I really enjoyed being involved in the OSLA Web 2.0 Faceoff presentation. In a true fashion, this entire event was planned online. The group did not actually meet until the setup session the evening prior to the event!
Hosted by Anita Brooks Kirkland, and modelled after a hockey format, 2 Web 2.0 teams led by team captains: Zoe Branigan-Pipe and Doug Peterson, supported by players: Rick Budding, Diana Maliszewski, Roger Nevin, Colleen Rampelt. During the first two periods team presented effective Web. 2.0 tools with details of how they linked to our curriculum.
I enjoyed the the opportunity to work with Carol Koechlin; analyzing the Web 2.0 play. During the playoff, the teams challenged each other to find best curriculum fits for new Web 2.0 tools.
Play by play action was captured by Top Tweep: Becky Rouse. I captured the live Twitter stream into an archive.
Check out the team resources at OSLA Hockey Faceoff. Special thanks to Technical Director Diane Bédard.
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Posted on February 1, 2011 by markwcarbone
I thought I would share a few of my ‘non’ Educon pictures from the conference trip.
1. The original Liberty Bell.
2. These giant iPods are statues in front of City Hall. These are actually domino pieces photographed from the ‘non dot’ side.
3. A room of presidential statues with yours truly attempting to blend in with the famous crowd.
4. Street musician.
5. Now this is cool tech! A car battery is used to power the speaker, an iPod generates the music (on white & yellow box), a few connecting boxes and a wireless mic (with musician).
6. The Philadelphia Apple Store at 16th & Walnut.
I had a great time at Educon 2.3 – a fabulous conference and learning experience.
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