Today I was the keynote speaker for Tech Tools 2010 in Scottsdale AZ, which was really fun!
I survived the twitter backchannel (I “called out” the tweeters, according to @soul4real). This seemed to work really well and I’ll write more about what I did later. I also got “best dressed presenter ever” for wearing my magic doc martens with silver swirls.
Here are the links to today’s presentations and resources.
GE Plug into the Smart Grid (Augmented Reality)
Have PRIDE in what you TEACH. (What did you learn this month?)
For future reference, you can find all of my mindmaps, slide decks, and past recorded webinars under Resources in the menu bar on the top of this blog.
Several of you asked this afternoon about the magnifying program I used to magnify web URLs. It’s called Virtual Magnifying Glass (free, PC, Mac, or Linux). If you teach anything from the Internet to a room full of people, you should consider using it!
I was also surprised to discover that many participants who are Second Life regulars had not read Neal Stephenson’s book Snow Crash. Stephenson basically describes “Second Life” (called the metaverse) in Snow Crash, written in 1992. So if you want to speculate about what Second Life will become, reading Snow Crash would be a good place to start!
Possibly Related Posts:
- Instructional Design for Vocabulary in Higher Ed (Part 1)
- The 1-9-90 Rule and Observations of a Classroom Experience
- Surviving (and Thriving) in the Age of Technology-Enhanced Teaching
- Silicon-Valley Tinted Glasses (and MOOCs)
- Canvas Guides for Math and Chemistry