I live in Germany. This week I was going to fly to NYC to the #140 Conference and see many members of my Personal/Passionate Learning Network (PLN). However, like many people I was grounded by the volcanic eruption in Iceland. My inconvenience is nowhere near the suffering people are facing with this natural disaster. However, I am not letting this completely stop me from attending this conference.That is why we have the Internet and the WWW!This week I will be attending two conferences virtually and encourage you to do the same.
NYC #140 Conference
Starting at 8:45 am EDT (NYC time) on Tuesday, April 20th, you can begin watching the live stream of the speakers on UStream! Also, follow the hashtag #140conf to get the latest scoop. You can watch celebrities like MC Hammer, Ivanka Trump, and Ann Curry speak. However, what you really don’t want to miss are the education speakers. We have many in our PLN representing us. Below is a schedule of the education speakers:** Note: All times are EDT (NYC) time** I will be blogging about the two days on the Parentella blog in case you miss anything!Tuesday9:10am Jay Rosen (@jayrosen_nyu) – ” I teach journalism at NYU, direct the Studio 20 program there, critique the press and try to grok new media.” The Self-Informing Public10:05am Chris Lehmann (@chrislehmann) – Principal of the Science Leadership AcademySocial Media + Education3:10pm Real Time Communication & Education panelAparna Vashisht (@Parentella) – Founder, Parentella (moderator)Kevin Jarrett (@kjarrett) – K-4 Technology TeacherLisa Nielsen (@InnovativeEdu) – Educational Technologist – NYC Dept of EdMary Beth Hertz (@mbteach) – K-6 Computer Teacher and Technology Teacher Leader in PhiladelphiaWednesday8:30am The twitter Kids of Tanzania panelAJ Leon (@ajleon) – co-creator, #twitterkidsMelissa Leon (@melissaleon) – Creator of #twitterkidsStaceyMonk (@StaceyMonk) – Founder of Epic Chang, co-creator of the #TwitterKids10:45am Mo Krochmal (@Krochmal) – Professor, Hofstra Univesity, The State of Now in Journalism Higher Education: Students Look to The Future3:50pm Twitter and Animal Farm (and some 8th graders), George Haines (@oline73) – Technology Teacher, Sts. Philip and James School4:05pm Real-time web and Education #2Eric Sheninger (@NMHS_Principal) – Principal of New Milford HS (NJ)Kyle B. Pace (@kylepace) – Teaching K-12 teachers about technology infusionSteven W. Anderson (@web20classroom) – Technology Educator, Blogger, Co-Creator of #edchatTom Whitby (@tomwhitby) – Professor of English in Secondary Education
Virtual Round Table Conference
Starting at 9am GMT/ 5amEDT on Thursday, April 22nd, you can participate in several workshops, panels, and unconferences! The theme of the conference is Language Learning and Technology and we are featuring many of the best in the field live! We have over 50 presenters on language learning with technology. Did I mention this 2 day event (April 22nd-23rd) is free and we are giving away prizes! You can download the conference program here! Also, we will be featuring 2 Pecha Kucha nites!Challenge:Attend one of these conferences in order to celebrate Earth Day!
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