After a great flight down from Shanghai today I find myself preparing for 4 presentations in 3 days. You can bet I’ll be calling on my network of educators throughout the week. So don’t be surprised if I Skype ya, ask you to join me in WizIQ or Elluminate or ask to have a twit shout out to Administrators from around the Asian region. My hope is that there will be wireless available for the participants and they can interact as well.
Even though this conference is not a technology conference, it surprised me that any conference today would not provide wireless access to the participants. We talk about students having to disconnect when they come to school and walk into our classrooms. What about teachers at conferences? I saw many administrators walking around with computer bags today while I was checking in, so they brought their computers here to take notes, etc. But we need to start opening up and allowing them to connect during these conferences. I don’t care if it’s a Math conference, Language Arts Conference, or Administrators Conference. Not allowing people to connect, to form networks, to experience learning in this new age is not doing any of us any good.
I’m also planning to use Ustream.TV to broadcast all my presentations. Tomorrow I’ll check out the bandwidth in the room I’ll be presenting in to make sure it works. If so I’ll embed the video here for all to watch.
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