However, I wanted to share some of the sites that we will be highlighting at the conference. Our award winner, VoiceThread (voicethread.com) has recently been a boon to my program. The first graduates of our Math Education program will complete their work this summer. Tomorrow we are having a gathering to celebrate and showcase their work. I used VoiceThread to make a collage of the main areas of learning in the program and asked our students to highlight ways in which the program worked for them. You can view our VoiceThread at voicethread.com/share/1238895/. I think this is a great way to share good news.
We'll also be talking about the Newberry Maps site (http://www.newberry.org/k12maps/), which I highlighted in the May 23 blog, and Read, Write, Think from NCTE (http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/) which I talked about in the June 5th blog.
I'll highlight other sites we present in the next blog, but I wanted to share a terrific site I learned about on our call---Dropbox! Dropbox is an online site where you can upload files. We needed something like this because we were preparing our PowerPoint for the conference and it was too large to send via email (lots of pictures :). So, I set up my Dropbox account and shared the file easily with the members of the board. If you're interested in setting up an account, just follow this link: https://www.dropbox.com/referrals/NTg5OTY4NjE5
Be sure to check out the site for the Emerging Technologies conference: http://sloanconsortium.org/et4online -- there's the opportunity to participate remotely if you haven't bought your ticket to San Jose!