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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!

2008 – A Year in Review

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Starting Saturday, January 10, 2009, my career will take will venture into uncharted waters. As part of Classroom 2.0, founded by Steve Hargadon, I will be co-hosting a weekly show with Peggy George featuring issues, events and leaders of the educational technology field. This past summer I participated in the Webcast Academy with Jeff Lebow and Doug Symington. Jeff and Doug are expert webcasters and host live shows on EdTechTalk. Participating in the academy lit a fire within me to learn as much as possible about webcasting, streaming, online tools and software applications so I created a wiki to serve as a repository of information about webcasting (commonly referred to as videoconferencing) called the ‘Caise Files‘.

Through the academy, I expanded my personal learning network (PLN) and made some great contacts. Steve Hargadon and Dr. Peggy George are two of those contacts. I joined the Classroom 2.0 Ning and collaborated a great deal with Peggy George who has become a mentor, friend and fellow blogger. I am so honored to be asked to co-host with Peggy and appreciate the opportunity to be a part of this collaborative effort to further educational technology  initiatives and learning about tech tools for all levels of users. All ed tech newbies are welcome and encouraged to join us each week!

A brief show introduction and invite is featured on the main page of the Classroom 2.0 Ning and is pasted below:

Friday, January 2nd, at 10:00am Pacific / 1:00pm Eastern (link to other time zones), Peggy George, Kim Caise, and I will host the live Classroom 2.0 year-end webcast meeting and show: “What We Learned in 2008.”

If you’ve never been to a “webmeeting,” they are a lot of fun and this is a good place to come and get your feet wet! We hope you will come and tell us all about the new ideas, techniques, tools, books, and conversations around educational technology that made 2008 special for you. (Send your 2008 top-ten lists to live@classroom20.com–we’ll post all of them, and even ask some of you to present them on air!) We’ll also virtually celebrate the growth of Classroom 2.0 this past year, our great hosts, the winning of the 2008 Edublog Award for “best use of a social networking service in education,” and more. We’ll also get your ideas for what 2009 should bring!

More information and a link to the live show. Hope you’ll join us! (And if you can’t, don’t worry, we’ll be recording it…)

mwsnap01013This Friday after all or your new year celebrations are over and one, please join us as we review and celebrate the extensive list of things we learned in 2008 in a year-end live broadcast in Elluminate.  Bring your top 10 list and be sure to share your list in the Classroom 2.0 wiki. Happy new year and see you Friday!