Every year student teams from across Michigan gather at the Michigan State Capitol building in Lansing, MI to present their achievements to State Legislators. The day-long event allows lawmakers, business leaders, and citizens to see how technology is used in classrooms across Michigan.
K-12 student teams representing legislative districts from around the State demonstrate best practices and how technology enhances learning for the success of Michigan students. We never cease to be amazed at how adept our State’s youth are using new technology for learning. Especially on the airwaves. Student representatives from Franklin Elementary’s 2nd grade classroom in Ludington, MI joined their teacher Amber Kowach, MACUL Executive Director Ric Wiltse, and AT&T’s Director of External Affairs Jon Peterson on Michigan’s Morning Show (WJIM 1240 AM – Lansing, MI) to talk about the event and their team. Listen here: 2011 Student Technology Showcase – WJIM 1240AM Lansing, MI
Each year, MACUL tries to bring in speakers that cover a wide range of expertise when it comes to successfuly integrating technology within the classroom. A perennial favorite, Joe Brennan is a master of New Media Narratives and Digital Story Telling. As a blogger for the Discovery Educator Network, an Apple distinguied educator, and a former ICE Educator of the Year, Joe brings a wealth of knowledge on the subject of digital story teling to our conference.
I had the pleasure to speak with him earlier this week, and learn some simple tricks and ideas to keep in mind when making movies in the classroom. Joe also shared some tips for first time conference goers, and gave some recommendations about getting started with digital story telling. If you haven’t had a chance to attend one of Mr. Brennan’s sessions, listen to a “sneak peak” of his session in our featured speaker podcast.
MACUL09 Brennan Interview
If you’re interested in attending one of Joe’s sessions he’ll be presenting “Simple Special Effects” on Thursday, March 19th at 2:30 in room W1-51 of the Cobo Center, and “Digital Story Telling: Makin’ Movies” on Friday, March 20th at 10 AM in room W1-51 of the Cobo Center. Joe makes mention of both the ISTE 30th anniversary site, and the Flat Classroom Project in the podcast. Follow the links to learn more.