Raw notes: Wednesday Morning Session: The Student as Contributor: The Digital Learning Farm

The Student as Contributor: The Digital Learning Farm

Alan November

Short talk about his consulting comapny and his work aroudn the world.

Notiving a gradual shift of teacher control to student control.
-students taking leading role in creating content and learning experiences

Doing a warm up with promethean feedback devieces.

How often do you think your students walk out of class and wonder, “What just happened?”
-haha. messed up and gave us the answer

What do you think students do about this?
-nothing was the highest response
-correct answer when he posed it to students was “get together in groups and do research.”

Who should own the learning?
-DUh answer with theis group – students
-this isn’t the case. seems like another case of what we want not being applied in real life

Who does own the learning?
-90% thought Teacher own, followed closely by government

Going to show 5 jobs that he think are a framework for shifting control to the students for their own learning

1. Screencasting
-shows a student explaining a factoring example. showing work in real time.
-found it profound that the student said “Thanks for watching.” Was proud of producing this content.
-homework needs to be rethought. what is homework was about creating work that helped the whole class
-mentioned research that a different voice explaining the same content can make a difference in understanding
-all teachers could have students creating learning material
-showed how fast and easy jing is
-cool bit – host:nasa.gov – shows how many sites nasa.gov has

2. Podcasting
-isn’t the podcast that is important. it is the content
-talked about Bob Sprankle’s class in Wells, ME
-reflecting on the curriculum

3. Custom Search
-google custom search
-alternative to everything on the web and targeted search to your curriculum
-told a great sroty of working with kids on cape cod. They asked him or the answers and he encouraged them to find the answer for themselves. his heart sank when he realized that kids had learned to be reliant on teachers instead of empowered.

4. Google Docs
-kids creating and sharing their notes
-why not share notes in class? – encourage collaborative notetaking
-by watching the notetaking as class is going on he gains great understanding from the class
-have a few scribes to not have too many people. rotate that every week. create that one perfect copy of notes
-Homework: reinforces incorrect answers by the delay in response.
-research shows that taking notes from a podcast or recording is better than live lecture
-and we block the devices to have this happen in school -iphone, cell phones, recording devices

5. Kiva
-the micro lending site
-teaching social responsibility
-kivapedia.org

6. Wikipedia
-third grade building the pilot house article
-writing to the biggest collective resource on the planet
-we tell kids not to do a lot of things. should be encouraging the to give to the world. redefine old methods with new abilities

7. Youtube
-blocked in most schools
-were reading number the stars
-kids had to look things up at home
-found a great book trailer on youtube. shouldn’t school be encouraging this type of interaction?

We have underestimated student ability to create meaningful content. Both for learning and teaching. We have so many collaborative tools available to us, we are doing a diservice to them by now engaging them with them.
-mentioned Freidmans article from 6 weeks ago about student deficiencies compared to other countries really

UPDATED – Raw notes: NECC09 Tuesday Afternoon Session: Here Comes Learning!

Updated July 8th, 2009 with thoughts and fixes. My thoughts are in blue.

Here Comes Learning!
Will Richardson and Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach

Session description: In a world of learning networks and communities, how do we help our students move from simple sharing to collective action in the world.

Thanks to istevision.org, a recording of this session is available online.

We are going to be looking at how learning in changing in the landscape of web 2.0 tools.

What does learning look like now.?

Changes in student learning requires teachers to change they way they approach their own learning. I think this is often a difficult task. It require a teacher that really sees part of their job as being a learner. Not always easy when your model for teaching is the sage on the stage. As cliche as it is, education is starved for true life long learners.

The session was connection to Linden(?) NJ, through some type of Polycom device. I missed the explanation of this part of the session.

They started of by showing “help with bowdrill set” by YouTube user bushkrafft as an introduction. Here is the video:

  • asking people to post on Youtube to tell him what he is doing wrong.
    • powerful video – kids asking about things he is interested in. curiosity is showing its face
    • lack of structured classroom. great example of self-directed learning
  • audience discussed and presented thoughts
    • he wanted feedback
    • don’t know if there was parent feedback
    • maybe there is no one in is physical environment that knows how to fix it
    • he seems comfortable with the process of posting on youtube.
    • don’t see face, don’t know where he is,
    • there is an expectation in his voice that is “is” going to be solved
  • encouraging feedback from youtube
  • how did he know he was going to get a response?
  • things in the online environment can change the way we connect

Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach:

  • talked about personal experience of using the wisdom of crowds
  • mentioned the teachers sometimes have a hard time showing that they “don’t know everything” and find it hard to step out of the role of knowledge pusher
  • got into knowledge mentoring
  • the community is where professional development should be taking place
  • I have heard this many times so far at NECC…”it isn’t about the tools. it is about what you do with them”
  • have teacher come out of the 4 walls of their classroom, and interact and grow with the community.
  • “My greatest insight as a fellow is recogntition of the urgency for change in the way we teach today’s students” – quote from a teacher that worked with SNB
  • this is always how I feel after a conference such as NECC or ACTEM or most PD opportunities. It is our challenge to bring that urgency to our collegues.

Richardson:

  • mentions Clay Shirky’s Here come everybody.
  • techtonic shift – ease of creating groups around issues has forever changed our cultural landscape
    • with this makes it more complex to understand truth
    • defines the need for 21st century literacy
    • collective action is the holy grail of these connective apps
  • we have the ability to access so much raw data that wasn’t possible just a few years ago
  • richardson showed a tweet about him hating orbitz
    • obritz called them about it
    • now have the ability to force the hand of companies due to the connectivity we have and the ease of publishing
    • I liked this example as it shows true democracy in action.

Kids are using technology using for social reasons. Connecting in friendship based ways.

Starting to connect in interest-based ways

  • connecting with strangers
  • this is a good thing because accessing millions of potential teachers

Education should be interest based. Focus on strengths. Change form classroom structure to community structure. Teacher as co-learner.

Best practice in 21st century Skills

  • talks about the partnership
  • all focus on community

National Staff Development Forum

  • must check them out for model of PD

Define community

  • in short, a group that over time is focused on improvement and do so together

    Sharing communities of practice need to be designed in such a way that they evolve over time.

    • helps buy in with people if they have a stake in the process and feel like they have a say in their own learning
    • What develops is co-created and collaborative with multiple opportunities for member feedback and ownership.

    Mentioned a tweet from Scott Mcleods sessions:

    • “The real revolution here isn’t online learning, it is personalized learning.”

    Raw notes: Tuesday Afternoon Session: Winning Strategies to Conquer Information Overload

    Even more raw notes. It’s ama-zing! Have fun.

    Kathy Schrock

    Session Description: Learn how to get your game on from the gadget geek and Web 2.0 wizard who will offer tips or managing the information you want and need.

    kathy@kathyschrock.net

    http://kathyschrock.net/score/

    alex courosa -
    www.flickr.com/potos/courosa/344832591
    talked about the change in getting information

    how to do you keep up with all that is being posted?
    how do you find your little niche to post your thoughts?

    Personal process
    -check email and respond, twitter blogs, facebook, etc.

    Plan your work and work your plan. -Vince Lombardi

    Simple ideas:

    • -email
      • -estimated that 2009 people will spend 41% of time on email
      • -she categorized emails. got rid of the ones she really didn’t need to look at.
      • -set up mail filters
      • -my thoughts – the interface matters here. FC sucks for this. gmail rules for this.
      • -talked about the diff betwqeen pop and imap – imap better – good for her
      • -gmail + multiple accounts + IMAP(mobileme) is good
    • -hardware to help
      • -netbooks – talked about reccomendations for them
      • -”very smart” phones
      • -she loves the iphone
      • -made a video to convince her admins to buy them
      • -peek – email only device
      • -chumby – pull info from websites. sits on your counter
      • -kindle    - including the ipod/iphone version
    • -take photos on white boards, flipchart, slideshow
    • -easy way to get notes to lots of people without recreating digital version
    • Online Tools (some samples)
    • -online faxing – Faxage
      -$7.95 a month
      -get an email when you get a fax
      -keeps stuff digital
      -my thoughts – who still faxes?
      -rss, feeds, and newsreaders
      -subscribing to data instead of going to get it
      -igoogle
      -google alerts – receive an email when a topic is mentioned online
      -social networks
      -facebook, myspace, inkedIn, Ning
      -mentioned classroom20.com ning

    • -”Give back to the web. Don’t ever think that you have nothing to give back.”
    • -Facebook – talking groups and the ability to lock permission down. Privacy isn’t an issue if you just engage in how Facebook works.
      -twitter – microblogging – as most people, she didn’t “get it” at first. Only was valuable when other people joined and she expanded her personal learning network
      -”If a question can’t be answered in 140 charachters, don’t ask it on twitter.”
      -talked about tags
    • -showed a visualization of twitter during the last super bowl
      • -edmodo – like twitter but private
      • -twitter for education
      • -more like a social network
      • -mini moodle
      • -FREE!!

    -online bookmarks
    -she started on delicious then moved to diigo because of the organizing tools
    -mentioned foxmarks plugin to sync bookmarks
    -task-keeping
    -voo2do.com and basecamphw.com for groups
    -remember the milk – mobile multiple point accessible to-do list
    -google docs and google apps
    -google apps make it easy to keep things private within the domain. get around public sharing of data but still give the ability to particiapte with kids sharing of information.
    -etherpad
    -free for 8 users
    -just send a url
    -no account needed
    -everyone can type live at the same time
    -cloud storage
    -storing all your “stuff” in the could
    -having all your files accessible all the time
    -mentioned netops – web based oses
    -glide os – os in the browser
    -just log in and ave all your stuff
    -also runs on mobile devices
    -means you have access to a desktop environment and files from everywhere
    -MobileMe
    -online file storage
    -getdropbox.com
    -ripway.com
    -drop.io – her favorite – 100MBs of free online storage space
    -simple free file storage and collection service
    -Thinkature – voice or text chat. workspace

    Final Thoughts
    -Don’t get caught up with knowing or using everything. Be the filter for knowledge growth.

    http://kathyschrock.net/score

    Raw notes: Tuesday Morning Session: Wikinomics 2: How Mass Colloboration Fundamentally Changes Learning

    More raw notes. I will correct and edit in time. Stay with me. I hope you like these mind dumps. Feel free to add some things in the comments and I will add it.

    Wikinomics 2: How Mass Colloboration Fundamentally Changes Learning

    Yvonne Marie Andres, Global SchoolNet Foundation
    Lucie deLaBruere

    Session Description: Bestseller “Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything” sends educators a critical message. So, how can we best integrate collaborative tools and content and implement strategies?

    Intro: Started with 1984 – FREdMain network – tex-base email and newsgroups – found that when she shared student work over the internet, it engaged studetns to a deeper level

    1992 – global school house, video audio chat

    2009 Global SchoolNet
    -2500 porjects
    194 countries
    100,000 educators registered at the site.

    globalschoolnet.org

    Vision is to set up a scope and sequence to have studenst participating in collaborative projects.

    If you want your students to be globally literate, then they need to engage in global audience.

    At Global SchoolNet, students gather info about local issues and engage them at the global scale.

    Based on constructivist learning.

    Standards-based, collaborative, and geared to connecting US students with students worldwide…to explore community, cultural and scientific issues!

    Wikinomic:
    4 premises:
    -openes
    peering
    sharing
    acting globally
    3 influential forces:
    -technology (always connected and interactivce web 2.0
    -net gen
    -global economy

    we are always connected- to all of our devices – they provide us with better an more involved experiences

    US Now – www.usnowfilm.com
    -”We are living in a different world now. THe value of the human being, the connected human being is coming through.” JP Rangaswami
    watched part 1 of 7

    How does the concept of Wikinomicsimpact learning?
    -eportfolios
    -flexbooks – textbooks on line – content being updated by people in the field
    -co-created content
    -virtual field trips
    -virtual worlds
    -global competitions
    -global exhibitions
    -collaborative porjects
    -blended learning spaces
    -collective wisdom

    education benefits o social networking
    “Students using social networking site are actually practicing the kinds of 21st century skills we want them to develop to be successful today.”
    -Science Daily July 1, 2007

    Net Gen Ethics
    -have a different set of ethics
    -as employers think of way to attrack workers, need to look at openess, freedom, playfulness, authenticity, innovation. the things that matter to youths today.

    What are the implementaiotn obstacles and challenges?
    -time
    -managing th elearnign environment
    -assessment decisions
    -identifying reputable grade appropriate projects
    -learning the right new tools
    -acceptable use and student safety
    -administrative support
    -it issues
    -knowsing when enough is enouhg

    PBL – 2 years later students in pbl experiences retain 80% more content

    Need to not put emphasis on the tool used as they are always changing.

    ipod notes

    http://bit.ly/TVAtX

    http://bit.ly/yWzSf

    appshopper.com

    Yvonne doesn’t like twitter. Doesn’t think it is always being used correctly. Defining it as an educational tool. Not a true social (without definition constraints) tool.

    Talking abotu edu.googleapps.com
    -released at this conference
    -emerging to a higher education tool to a k-12 tool
    -first step in collaborating globally, is to collaborate in the class with the same tools that connect you to the world.

    A few tools
    -Photoshow- photo sharing
    -Twitter -
    -globalschoolnet.org – Collaborative learning center – categorize tools, content, and other resources.

    Crowds favorite web 2.0 sites
    -er2.weebly.com – guy in crowd put it up. teachers rate social networking tools
    -SSO
    -VoiceThread
    -Buzzword
    -WikiSpaces
    -Podcasting, camtasia, jing, audacity
    -Ning
    -Protopage
    -Picwiki
    -tokbox.com – my addition for web based collaboration

    I will find the slides on the revisit to this post.

    Raw notes: Tuesday Morning Keynote. Debate on “Bricks and mortar schools are detrimental to the future of education.”

    Another raw note dump from the Tuesday morning keynote at NECC09. Updates and corrections to come. It was an oxford-style debate moderated by NPR All Things Considered journalist Robert Siegal.

    Dialogue and Debate
    “Bricks and mortar schools are detrimental to the future of education”

    Audeice poll before debate
    for 37
    against 63

    mike horn up for first – for
    schools modeled after facotries. don’t look that different
    “learning by definition takes place in a physical place” how we define a school
    brick boundaries restricts learning experiences we might other wise provide
    people learn the same way, have the same goals, etc. argues agaist
    online learning holds the potential to pull from many different learning oppotunities.
    research show online learing can work. hybrid and online learning shows great success
    limit socialization to limited community – local monopoly
    -distance not obstacle anymore
    -communitites not deined by distance anymore
    -easy to learn from other places, not expensive anymore
    -must have the ability to interact with others in a global audience
    most americans won’t work in a factory, why school that way
    learning happens everywhere
    world has changed, schools have not.

    brad jupp
    us dept of ed – senior advisor – against
    -teaching machine – gizmo that made a light go on.
    -school are neccesary to get together to learn
    -helps community grow
    -toss thigns away before we are done with them
    -schools are the vessels of the wishes of our democracy.
    -hold together our community
    -hold the old men like me that play basketball in the gym
    -place of access or internet
    -center of community
    -education is our generations greastest civil rights issue
    -cannot leave the house of learning

    Gary stager – pepperdine university  for
    -problem lies with structure of school setup
    -nclb = midevil
    -we are robbing kids of great learning experiences
    -really going jugular
    -need to make student focused learning experiences
    -give kids some learning responsibility and that can change the relationship of student/teachers
    -whiteboards encourage teacher infront of the room
    -stop using “gadgets to sdo the same old things
    -

    Cheryl Lemke – against
    -ceo metiry group
    -not here to support the status quo
    -here to support learning for all students
    -social capital – reconnect stuentt with local communites as well are global communities
    -note one or the other. it is a conmbination that we need to provide our students
    -need to redefine school to fit in today’s school
    -students are not as self irected as they need to be
    -nedd to build the ability to do this. teacher need to change for this
    -students need to be conneted to school. acheivement go up  research shows this
    -distance learning doesn’t have this ability
    -misconnections
    -research suggest hybrid models work best
    -need the briding to global audiences and environmnets and opportunities
    -face to face is needed as well
    -build capacity for those global connections in school
    -need to be connected at home
    -need bricks and mortar plus online

    marshall thompson – walt whitman hitschool MD – for
    -going beyond bricks and mortar
    -agrguement against the local place – we are not limited o having these learning experiences in a physical location.
    -why does the learning have to happen in a physical space
    -no longer limited
    -can live in an international connected place
    -why do I only have to learn with people at the local level
    -educaiton shouldn’t be limited to my local community
    -need a global perspective
    -need to have a basis for commuity argument
    -look through bricks and mortar lense
    -b and m doesn’t facilitate that
    -don’t want to only learn for 8 hours a day
    why does learning have to happen only in shcool

    erik bakke – west springfiedl high school – springfield VA – against
    -schools are crappy – feels an excitement to come in because of an excitement with learning other people
    -we see classrooms are adapting to meets needs of different students
    -have classrooms for students of different needs
    -coming together in these classrooms create strong connections to local communities
    -all studet have one need in common – the need to work as a team – only through local group do we learn this skill
    -through dedication of teacher that students gain love of learning and subjects
    -take these into the work force
    -it is through schools that you learn passions in life
    -teachers insipire him to love life and learning
    -my thought, do you need that in a b and m building?

    gary stager up again – summation
    -students don’t learn the same way
    -not b and m support learning with diverse group of students
    -scares the hell out of him that students don’t have ties to others out side of their small groups – age and of other diverse groups
    -problem lies within the bankruptcy of our imagination

    cheryl lemke up again – summation
    -we need online learning
    -doesn’t have to be at the expense of a location
    -don’t want fathers schools
    -need to reinvent the school
    -if not school we will lose our local communiites
    -listen carefully to obama about a speech at notre dame
    -there is common ground no matter what side you are on
    -time to open classroom doors. technology can augment
    -need that personal connection locally and globally

    audience questions
    -dave wells – pre k principal VT
    -q to horn – we have a teacher. how do we support teachers as facilitator, whereever teaching akes place?
    -a – that is the role of PD
    -we send teachers to PD that are lecture based
    -need to be more “just in time”
    -can’t be top down model

    -question fro isteconnects
    -q 2 jupp – what will the end of b and m mean for the socialation of students?
    -a – if we were to imagine schools away would have to imagine a social space to engage in social learning that schools construct
    -urrent social situations aren’t as good, but need to change that, can’t do it without b and m buildings
    -flase dilema to think it is one against the other side
    -hybrid is the way to go

    -quesiton from audience
    -jm from PA – for jupp
    -ba dn m carry burden the fear of lawsuit whether real or imagined. can b and m break away from this or will the weight crush them
    -a – pause and laughter. and another law – needed clarity
    -hadn’t thought of it in that manner
    -teacher needs to be vigilant
    -clear code of conduct
    -have to be rave enough to think we can do it without misbehavior
    -not arguement from other side
    -not really answered that well

    Final vote
    for 26%
    against 74%
    very surprising outcome
    the question wasn’t phrased correctly

    Raw notes: Beyond 1:1 Session – Monday

    Another raw notes dump. I will update with thoughts when I get a chance and solid network access.

    Beyond 1:1 – 21st Century Learning in a Textbook-Free Digital School
    Bill Morrison, Rapides Parish School Board, Gary L. Jones, Misty Slayter

    Session Description – Follow the creation of a textbook free, all-digital high school and learn professional development strategies, instructional management, infrastructure, and curriculum resources for successful all-digital learning environments.

    Why go beyond 1-1, moved to digital curricula.

    50 schools in district

    try to move beyond textbooks. was a safety net for teachers. struggled with that.

    found it an environment that students liked the freedom they had to learn. had relevant 21st century content and environment

    goal: engage kids in 21st centruy learning skills. get beyond fact recall. 80% of what they get out of educaiton is the ability to extract information from text. Not reall high skill in the real world.

    the what of project
    not a technology project – people wanted to think of it that way.
    had a hard time getting it in there. Getting the teachers to change was a problem. bound by tradition.
    tried to communicate to parents and community that it was about depth of knowledge. not rote memorization.

    what does it look like?
    students are working by themselves or in small teams to solve engaging problems or answer compelling questions. -THey are synthesizing their own experience, ideas from the teacher and sources they can find on the web.
    -the teacher has come down from the lectern and is moving throughout the room, watching what studnts are doing, asking question, posing challenges
    -periodically the action is topped. the teacher instructs the class to clost th laptops.. they talk. they share their insights, their solutions and their obstacles. the socratic exchange is fuelde by the insights developed though electronic inquiry. the powerful face to face questiooning isn’t competing with the laptops; instead it depends on it.
    -get and use real world data and use that to learn.
    -direction of learning is by curiosity not mandated from above

    thought it funny, they didn’t do test online thoough. thought it to tempting for them to cheat.

    started
    saw empire high school and they went from there

    how did the do it?
    -started with jr and sr. found it easier to fund at that level as a pilot.
    -core courses are all digital
    -new teaching strategies
    -all-digital content
    -community hotspots – haven’t done this. need internet access on campus and home.
    -internet cafe
    -campus-wide wireless
    -on-site repair center
    -600+ laptops
    -assignments posted and graded in digital environment
    -full parental involvement with content and assignments
    -thoughts – still not sure what they mean by digital content. Just no textbook? What does it really look like.

    Hearing lots of “tech” solutions. Yes the technical detail are important but that isn’t what the session is supposed to be about. I care about the learning.

    this point i am realizing that Maine is already doing this. not now. but in 2001. all their lessons about pushing 1-1 initiatives we have already figured out. the talk was about lesson already learned in ME. More evidence that ME is truly ahead of the game with changing education through technology.

    used abc-clio, gizmos for science, sketchpad, debate master, office, inspiration, blackboard

    students see web portal to quick access to materials

    papers, blackboard drop box, goes to turnit in, or on paper. Paper? in this environment?

    must haves
    committed teacher devoted to continuous improvement
    community support
    clear vision that gets communicated to all
    need tech integrators

    post the slides to iste slides site

    Raw notes: EcoMUVE Session – Monday

    Here are my raw notes without correction or reaction. I will update this post soon. Thought a few of you would just like to see my brain dump.

    EcoMUVE: Promoting Ecosystems Science Learning via Multi-User Virtual Environments
    Chris Dede, Harvard University
    Jody Clarke, Shari Metcalf

    Session Description: We describe EcoMUVE, an multi-user virtual environment, and discuss how to promote science learning and understanding of complex causality through interactive and immersive virtual worlds.

    Chriss dede In EcoMUVE learning in multi user VR environments, by Harvard. Finding ways to address classroom limits in our student’s digital worlds.

    intro with microsfot comercial. lots of tech from microsoft. making the point that educators get excited about the ability to repupose them for learning. Commercial shows them being used for ammusement.

    mentioned river city
    -17hour time one task curriculum
    -project in its 10th year
    -kids like to do identity play
    -encourages kids to task academic risks
    -travel back to 1878-79, fictional town, not told much about experience on purpose. get curious and encouraged to figure it out.

    Starting to talk to about river city muve
    helping to discuss ecosystem and student deep understanding
    talk about what it does

    ecomuve encourages collaboration to explore the environment
    starting to show ecomuve and describe what and how it works.

    http://www.ecomuve.org/

    reaction about realtion to the Tim Hart/Vi Thia CHOG model -

    Dede has interesting thoughts on how “games” are percieved by people. seems to make a point of saying games aren’t important unless tied to a curriculum goal. My thought: is everything worth learning tied to the curriculum. Certainly not.

    I had to leave this session a bit early. Thoughts to come.

    NECC so far

    I am finally in Washington, DC. The ride down was a great opportunity to get caught up with ACTEM friends and make a few new ones. Last night a bunch of us got on the metro to hit the mall for supper, which again, was a great time to get caught up. I think it is going to be a theme of the week. We also took a quick walk to the Whitehouse. I had never been here before. It was great to see in person and get that sense of history by walking down the street.
    Took a quick walk to the Whitehouse. #actem

    Shawn Kimball from Hampden Academy and I are rooming together with a 4th grade teacher from Philly and another gentleman I met on Second Life. Great example of meetups happening online.

    Met up with Jim Chiavacci this morning and he showed a nice hole in the wall for breakfast. It was across from Ford Theatre. Again, very cool to see that. I hope I have time this week to see a couple of sights.

    I am currently working on my plan of attack for the week. There is a ISTE Island Docent meetup tonight followed by the keynote by Malcolm Gladwell, author of Outliers.

    Stay tuned as I plan on commenting and live blogging some of the sessions here. If you can’t attend NECC make sure you are keeping up. Use the link below.

    1. ISTE Connects
    2. NECC Ning
    3. Follow the #necc09 hash tag on twitter.

    Have fun everyone.

    2009 Spring Teacher Institute

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    Here is a great PD opportunity. For all the information for this online only conference head over to mltiolc.wordpress.com. Download the flyer and pass it around. The more participants the better.

    I am doing the first session on the docket. Rez your Teaching will walk participants through the great opportunites availible to them for teaching in virtual worlds such as Second Life.