That's better. Now. This was a great conference for me because I
- met Debi Crabtree, Virtual Learning Coordinator for Hamilton County Virtual Schools (and I'm still wondering why they can call their program a "school" and we can't) and her partner in presentation, Betsy Norris, and to sit in on several of their 5, count 'em, 5 presentations;
- got to watch my boss, Kecia Ray, present twice;
- discovered, thanks to Debi, CompassLearning, an online course provider that Debi says is "the most interactive and engaging content out there." I'll be reviewing that content this coming week for our own program; and
- attended friend Rusthon Hurley's keynote address, where he emphasized the power of video in education.
I only had my Samsung "dumbphone" with me for picture taking, though I did also snap a couple things with the Mac PhotoBooth program, so though I apologize for the quality of the snapshots, I'm posting those four pics right here:
e4tn presentation re a new Middle School beta
program for online learning
e4tn demos their LiveScribe exploration
Debi Crabtree shares Web 2.0 resources. I even learned
a few new tricks. I am grateful to Debi for her sharing spirit and
her eloquence and I soooo look forward to our future
Rushton Hurley wows a packed house
Thanks to the organizers of the conference for a rich learning experience, despite the missing ubiquitous wi-fi. Sorry to my tweetz and other PLN for the lack of communication during the conference! I'll share out some resources here later!!!