Friday, February 13, 2009

Presentation showcased on Education page

Cool. My presentation Best Practices for the Effective Use of Technology in the Classroom - PETE&C 2009 is currently being showcased on the Education page by the SlideShare editorial team.

It's likely to be there for the next 16-20 hours.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

PA Educators Technology Conference 2009

I was at the PA Educational Technology Expo & Conference (PETE&C) earlier in the week. It was a great experience! I enjoyed talking with educators from K-12 and higher ed and enjoyed the extended discussion after my presentations on web 2.o, instructional design and games for learning.

Thanks to Jim Gates for co-presenting the web 2.0 session with me and thanks to Carrie Calloway from The EdVenture Group and Charles Palmer for their part in the "Games and Education: Wanna Play!" session.

Below are slideshares of the presentations and a case study video from the 2008 "Implementing Web 2.0 in the Classroom" course at Harrisburg University.

Unfortunately, I didn't get to many presentations while I was there. I spent most of my time finishing prep for my presentations, talking with attendees after presentations and visiting the vendor area.

Strolling through the vendor area was interesting. I saw a number of vendors with online learning options for K-12 and at the opposite end of the spectrum what seemed like a large number of electronic whiteboard vendors (10?). I'm anticipating in future years that the number of online learning vendors will increase and the number of electronic whiteboard vendors will decrease.