OTEN Conference

OTEN conference: Saturday, Sept. 24th, 2011. 

8:30am-noon. Required for all Ed Tech students (Aspire, Cohort A and B). 
  • Theme:
  • Target Audience: for Pre-Service Teachers, Practicing Teachers, Mentor Teacher and Teacher Education Faculty
  • Schedule: Keynote at 8:30am, and two morning work sessions.
  • There will be about a dozen sessions to choose from.
  • Reflection/Assignment:  Each student is requested to attend the opening Keynote, and select two work sessions.
    • Note: if your cohort does not begin Ed520 until after the OTEN conference, the activity below will not be added to your Blog until after our first class session (unless you already started one).
      Use a free Web2.0 tool called Yodio to record your reflection, then Post in your student Blog
      • Student demo from previous OTEN conference. 
      • Use your cell phone to record a 1 to 2 minute summary/reflection of the keynote and two work sessions
      • Toll free: 1-571-730-5588
      • Drag/drop audio onto slides (and pics if you took some)
      • A URL (web address) will be generated. Share with anyone! Fun and easy to use.
      • Add a new Post in your personal course blog titled OTEN conference
        • Provide a brief, articulate overview of the conference, then link and embed your Yodio presentation.
  • Alternative Assignment for extenuating circumstances:
    • For those who will not be able to attend (dire emergency), be sure to inform your instructor well in advance
    • The primary alternate activity will be to check out a portable Smart Board (from Steve Rhine), or meet and use one in a classroom.
    • Prepare a 5 to 10 minute video (eg., Screenr, iMovie, etc) presentation that visually demonstrates how to configure (orient) the tool; and demonstrate how to effectively utilize a Smartboard in the classroom as a tool to enhance teaching and learning.
    • Be sure to upload your live video to Youtube and embed in your Blog so it becomes social in nature. Viewers will enjoy watching your live presentation of you demonstrating how to set up and use a smart board in class.
      • Time permitting, we may also request you present your Smartboard  presentation to the class.
      • Talk with your instructor ahead of time for full details.