EduBloggerCon East 2011

It’s that time of year again! Liz and I are gearing up for #ebce11

What, Where and When:

EduBloggerCon East
Monday, July 25, 2011
Boston Park Plaza Hotel and Tower, Boston, MA
9am – 5pm: Come all day, or any part of it! (If you want to help organize the day, you can show up at 8am.)

If you can’t attend in person, consider one or both of these ways of joining the conversation:

UStream Channel – http://www.ustream.tv/channel/ebce11
Twitter Hashtag: #ebce11

Why:

EduBloggerCon is based on the idea of an “unconference”.  If you are not clear on what an unconference is, please check out my post on it from last year. Join  new and old educational colleagues to discuss topics not always discussed during more traditional conferences. The bonus is that this event is FREE thanks to the donation of space and bandwidth from the November Learning team.

How:

Please visit the “I’m Attending” page at http://www.edubloggercon.com/ebcEast2011Attending and add your details. In the next couple of days, Liz and I will post a schedule that attendees may begin to fill in.

One more thing…

Liz and I have decided to add one more component to this year’s event. We’d like to have 5 Ignite presentations. Liz and I will each take one, which means we are looking for three more volunteers. Ignite presenters will be using 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds for a total of just five minutes just as seen in these videos.

From the Ignite site: “Fast-paced, fun, thought-provoking, social, local, global—Ignite is all of these and more. It’s a high-energy evening of 5-minute talks by people who have an idea—and the guts to get onstage and share it…”

If you are interested in presenting your idea in this challenging format, please contact me (lisa dot thumann at gmail dot com) or Liz (Liz b davis at gmail dot com) to reserve your spot and find out when your slides are due!

I hope to see many of you there on the 25th.

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Smackdown at #EBC11

These are the sites that attendees shared at EdubloggerCon ISTE 2011. Each participant had two minutes to share the tool. I have to admit, many of these tools were new to me, so I am looking forward to jumping in.

Web 2.0 Smackdown
http://goo.gl/lvnLm

  1. ujam.com
  2. www.qwiki.com
  3. schooltown.net
  4. stencyl.com
  5. jotform.com
  6. jotform.com/dropbox
  7. notaland.com
  8. AnswerGarden.ch/
  9. scoop.it
  10. shapeways.com
  11. lucidchart.com
  12. screenr.com
  13. shmoop.com
  14. tildee.com
  15. gamesalad.com
  16. qwertytown.com
  17. class.io
  18. storybird.com
  19. mycybertwin.com
  20. isleoftune.com
  21. bo.lt/app/
  22. udltechtoolkit.wikispaces.com
  23. taggalaxy.de
  24. present.me
  25. skloog.com
  26. 3x3links.com
  27. popplet.com
  28. pixlr.com
  29. oneword.com
  30. weekinrap.com
  31. flocabulary.com
  32. iPad garageband and a paper guitar (use velcro)