Getting Ready for NECC

Like many others in the ed tech blogosphere, I will be making my yearly trek to NECC. While I’m only doing one “real” presentation, I will be busy from Saturday through Thursday with all kinds of activities related to SIGHC (handheld computing; see also our wiki for more info about the SIG and it’s activities at NECC). Here is where I’ll be. I hope to see many of you in Atlanta!

Saturday, June 23

EduBloggerCon (hopefully from about noon – 2 pm) in room B308 GWCC

SIG Council meetings (3-8 pm)

Sunday, June 24

ISTE Leadership Symposium (8 am-12:30 pm) 

President’s Reception (9-11 pm)

Monday, June 25

7:30-12:30 International Leadership Summit: Learning Technology Development, Research, and Dissemination [Other Program Events]
Location: GWCC B203

11:00-12:00 Anywhere, Anytime: Using Mobile Phones for Learning [Session]
Location: GWCC B301

Tuesday, June 26

11:00-12:00 pm Teachers Can Learn from Young Generations of Handheld Users [Research Paper]
Location: GWCC B201

1:00-3:00 pm International Learning Community, PBL, and Game-based Learning: APEC Cyber Academy [Poster]
Location: GWCC Galleria (Posters)

4:45-6:15 pm SIGHC (Handheld Computing) Business Meeting [Other Program Events]
Location: GWCC B301

Thursday, June 28

International Leadership Summit Retreat (Promethean HQ, Alpharetta)

Unlike last year, I will actually have some time this year to visit some sessions (even though many of the good ones are at times I’m already in other meetings) and hang out at the tradeshow. I hope to see many people I haven’t seen for a while, as NECC is an excellent conference for networking, and learn a thing or two about mobile learning and web-based tools.

Here are the sessions sponsored by SIGHC. I’m going to try to see as many as these as I can.

Monday, June 25 

1st Annual International Leadership Summit for Learning Technology Research, Development, and Dissemination (SIILT, SICHC, SIGDE, SIGTC, and ISTE’s International Committee (Monday, June 25, 2007, 7:30 am – 1 pm; GWCC B203). Registration is $20, seats are still available.
Link to registration page

Mobile, Digital, Ubiquitous: Solutions for Learning with Handhelds external image calendar_icon.gif
[Session: Panel]
Julie Lindsay, International School Dhaka, Bangladesh with Judy Breck, Graham Brown-Martin, Michael Curtis, Janice Kelly and Tony Vincent
Monday, 6/25/2007, 8:30am–9:30am; (GWCC B213)
Panel members present solutions for curriculum integration, multimedia inclusion, and best practice of mobile technologies for learning at any age. Sponsored by ISTE’s SIGHC.
****Click here for more info****.

Anywhere, Anytime: Using Mobile Phones for Learning external image calendar_icon.gif
[Session: Lecture]
Thomas McNeal, Kent State University with Mark van’t Hooft
Monday, 6/25/2007, 11:00am–12:00pm; (GWCC B301)
The Desktop Videoconferencing (DVC) Project at Kent State University has been investigating new and unique ways of using video-conferencing for learning with mobile phones. Sponsored by SIGHC. (Commercial Content)

Tuesday, June 26

SIGHC (Handheld Computing) Business Meeting external image calendar_icon.gif
[Other Program Events: Meeting/Focused Gathering]
Tuesday, 6/26/2007, 4:45pm–6:15pm; (GWCC B301)
Gather with fellow SIG subscribers and leaders, plan yearly activities, exchange best practices, and recognize innovators and leaders who are committed to advancing educational technology. If you are at NECC, please plan to attend. There will be food!!!
For a preliminary agenda and to provide your input, please go to the Business Meeting page. The agenda will be finalized by Thursday, June 21, 2007.

Wednesday, June 27

Handhelds: Empower Students to Increase Academic and Behavioral Achievement external image calendar_icon.gif
[Poster: Traditional]
Daniel Gulchak, Arizona State University
Wednesday, 6/27/2007, 9:00am–11:00am; (GWCC Level 5, Galleria)
Learn how students can use handhelds to monitor their performance in school with results of an empirical study and ideas for replication in your class. Sponsored by ISTE’s SIGHC. (Commercial Content)

mLearning with Cell Phones: Just the Beginning external image calendar_icon.gif
[Poster: Traditional]
Lucianne Sweder, Governors State University/Capella University
Wednesday, 6/27/2007, 12:00pm–2:00pm; (GWCC Level 5, Galleria)
Can mobile phone learning be designed to advance the adolescent reader so maybe “Johnny” can read? Sponsored by ISTE’s SIGHC.

Using Student Response Systems Across Environments: See It in Action external image calendar_icon.gif
[Session: Lecture]
Margie Johnson, Metro Nashville Public Schools with Patrick Artz and Daniel Gulchak
Wednesday, 6/27/2007, 1:30pm–2:30pm; (GWCC B405)
Engage students in your classroom discussions like never before. See how three educators use student response systems and learn to use them yourself. Sponsored by ISTE’s SIGHC. (Commercial Content)


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