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2010 Global Symposium

There are only two days left to register for the 2010 Global Symposium hosted by CRSTE.  The Global Symposium is a free virtual conference open to educators around the world. The conference begins October 16 with kicking off two weeks of sessions held in Elluminate. The conference lasts until October 24th and sessions are scheduled throughout the day and into the evenings. Educators around the globe are scheduled to present and the conference is full of synchronous sessions and asynchronous activities. You can view the conference catalog so be sure to register in the next two days!

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CRSTE CyberConference

The Capital Region Society for Technology in Education (CRSTE) is hosting an completely online conference titled ‘CRSTE CYBERCONFERENCE’. Great speakers are scheduled to present throughout the conference period and I am extremely honored to be one of the conference presenters and will be presenting on web conferencing in the classroom. Walter McKenzie, CRSTE Director and CyberConference Organizer, has done a fabulous job of gathering guest speakers to present on topics important to educators and technology coordinators everywhere. This will be a fantastic opportunity to gather with like minded educators to gather, share, collaborate and discuss a variety topics relating to education and technology.

There are several formats for the conference sessions that include synchronous and asynchronous events. Session strands are as follows:

  • Blogs and Collaborative Tasks
  • 21st Century Skills
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Instructional Innovation
  • Leadership and Vision
  • Managing Technology
  • Transforming Education
  • Web 2.0 Instructional Applications

You can view the conference catalog and register for individual sessions on the CRSTE site or click here. The last day to register for the free cyberconference is this Saturday, the 20th. The conference opens February 21st and runs through March 5th. Elluminate is a sponsor of the conference so all live sessions will be held in Elluminate rooms.  Time is running out so act quickly! You won’t want to miss this

EduBloggerCon DC/2009 and NECC 2009 – In Person or Virtually

After a recent broadcast of Classroom 2.0 LIVE! about tips for attending NECC 2009, Steve Hargadon, founder of Classroom 2.0 wrote this blog post. A central location for finding out information about streaming, live, remote, meet-ups and anything related to events surrounding NECC 2009 has been created at http://www.neccunplugged.com/. Be sure to check out the wiki and sign up for a session, whether in person at NECC 2009 or virtually via a remote session in Elluminate.

The wiki pages for EduBloggerCon 2009/DC and NECC “Unplugged” are both “live” as of this week, and have–I think–turned out great. Please visit them and consider being a part of these fun (and free) events.

EDUBLOGGERCON / CLASSROOM 2.0 “Meet-up”: This is an international all-day “meetup” of educational bloggers and those using social media and collaborative technologies in education, held on the Saturday (June 27th) before the National Educational Computing Conference (NECC) in the same venue (thanks, ISTE!). All are welcome–whether you yourself blog, are just an educational blog reader, or even just want to hang out with an interesting group of people. This event is based on the idea of an “unconference”, and is being organized by the participants in real time on the wiki and later on-site. There are no formal presentations, just “conversations” that you want to facilitate. Get different-sized “I’m Attending” web badges on the site.

Big Announcement: You’ll notice that we now have “virtual tracks” for those who cannot attend EduBloggerCon physically but want to participate remotely (thanks to Elluminate). You can even organize your own small or large EduBloggerCon physical “meet-up” in another city! More online…

Links: Main Page – http://www.edubloggercon.com/EduBloggerCon+2009

Who’s Attending – http://www.classroom20.com/events/edubloggercon-2009-classroom

NECC UNPLUGGED: Held during and as a part of NECC on June 28th – July 1, NECC “Unplugged” is three days of 30-minute presentations where anyone can sign up to present, either on-site or virtually–held on-site in it’s own “lounge” area and hosted virtually in Elluminate . Always wanted to present at NECC but weren’t selected? Or have a topic to present or discuss that wasn’t timely when formal presentation applications were due last year but is so now? Sign yourself up! (And then put the web badge somewhere for folks to see it).

NECC Unplugged will stream all its sessions (on-site and virtual) live through Elluminate. We’ll also be absorbing the functions that the NECCLive.com wiki performed last year: anyone streaming, liveblogging, back-channel chatting, Tweeting, or otherwise generating content for remote users can list those resources here in right-most column.

Link:  NECC Unplugged – http://www.neccunplugged.com/

Here’s to an ever-expanding and great NECC experience this year!

Check out Steve’s post and be sure to join in the conversations and events surrounding NECC 2009!