Friday, October 17, 2008

TechCon 2008, Naperville, IL

Today we had a great session which I will update more about soon. But I think one of the nicest tools that we saw was from www.polleverywhere.com. Here's a poll that I created after the conference was completed.




The conference introduced us to an extreme amount of Web 2.0 tools, luckily, some that I'm already using like Diigo and Flickr, but I was particularly interested in Wes Fryer's uses of the cell phone in (or out of) class. I see potential already with my blogging class, and I'd like to see how to safely import some of these voice blogs. I'll write more about those later.

2 comments:

Wesley Fryer said...

Nice job on the poll! You might fix the link reference tho- it is www.polleverywhere.com. Also you embedded the SMS version, but you can create and embed a web voting version. I'm voting via SMS on your poll now!

Great to meet you, certainly no need to apologize for enthusiasm! We need more of that-- then we just need to direct it constructively and productively! :-)

murch said...

Thanks for visiting my post on morning coffee, blogs and community. I usually insert my photos directly into my blog post after resizing them. Although I do use flickr, I am fairly new to it and have just set up a pro account. Photo Friday is a great group to join, where educators put up a photo each Friday, discuss them and comment on them. As to creative commons I am new to all this as well,. I am quite happy for people to use my photos if for educational purposes.
As to cell phones, or mobile phones as we call them in Australia, I helped supervise yr 11 work experience in Melbourne (our capital city, and our students are from farms). They were so nervous and then excited, that I wanted to capture this, but had not recording gear. Then I remembered my phone. Students were quite happy to talk into it. It was quite simple to bluetooth them to my laptop. I downloaded an online convertor which then converted them to mp3 files to produce the resultant podcast. Some of my coleagues are using utterli now.

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