The countdown is over, tomorrow is the kick off to the Reform Symposium virtual conference!! The virtual part of that name means that everyone is invited to attend, no matter where you are in the world, what time it is, or what you are wearing. So, no excuses.
I’m doing one of the Keynotes tomorrow and I hope that some of you will stop by and cheer me on. I love presenting in Elluminate and I also hate it.
Love: I can wear my jammies, I can be cuddled up with my pups, I can interact with people from all over the world, no travelling.
Hate: I can’t actually SEE anyone so it is hard to tell if I am boring people to tears. You can let me know I’m not by chatting and emoticoning during my Keynote.
As if the incredible line up of presenters and Keynotes wasn’t enough, we have prizes. Check out this prize page for the lineup. Even better? There is a Grand Prize. It is GRAND. How would you like to win yourself an iPad 2 including a bunch of fabulous edu apps (including an app from yours truly)? You would? I thought so. 🙂
I’m not quite finished with the great news…even if you don’t win that outstanding prize, you can be a part of creating an iPhone and iPad app by filling out a survey (this also happens to be the way you register for the prize). The Reform Symposium is a worldwide community of educators who believe in the mission of authentic 21st century learning, and the exchange of ideas and resources. By filling out a 5 minute survey with your thoughts of teaching creativity, innovation, collaboration, empathy, citizenship, digital literacies and student assessment, we aim to publish your thoughts within a FREE Reform Symposium iPhone and iPad app and accompanying mini-site late August/early September. This survey will be available at the start of the Symposium and closes at the end of the last session on the 3rd day. (So please don’t start looking for the survey to fill out just yet.)
The fun starts tomorrow, join us for any or all of the days.
The app donated by me was actually an app that my brilliant husband @jtenkely created. A digital version of pick up sticks…I’m only a little addicted. You can check it out in the app store here. There is also a Classic version of Pickin’ Stix without all the fancy stick choices.