What is a ShinDig?
Shindig is a NYC start-up committed to unleashing the unrealized potential of video chat. Shindig's proprietary technology enables you to give an online reading, talk, or interview in front of an online group of 50 to 1000. In Shindig, you can share the stage with fans and take questions from audience members. Additionally Shindig adds a unique social dimension to events by allowing fans themselves to also interact with one another in private video chats.
What is EdChat Interactive?
Edchat Interactive started with Steven Anderson, Tom Whitby, and Mitch Weisburgh.
The three of us saw an opportunity to conduct PD more in tune with the way we learn, and to use technology to bring the skills and knowledge of education thought leaders to hundreds of thousand of educators.
People don't learn just by watching. We need to interact, reflect, and participate. That's our model, in 45 minute segments that fit into the busy lives of educators.
What do these three things have in common you may ask? More than you can imagine! Whether you have been naughty or nice you will want to spend 30 minutes with Quaglia and Corso as they discuss the importance of student voice and how that impacts student aspirations and overall student success in schools. Data will be shared from both the Student Voice and Teacher Voice Surveys and implications for Santa will be evident. See more...
Feedback, Feedback and More Feedback
Moderator: Phil Stubbs
This session will be a discussion on strategies for developing student capacity to give and receive feedback, and to transfer ownership of the responsibility for learning to the student. More ...
Eliminating grades, what can we do now?
Moderator: Mark Barnes
Mark will lead a discussion on what actions we can take now to transition from traditional assessment. This has been a topic of such interest that Mark is writing a book on it (due in February), but you can get a preview on Edchat Interactive and start taking action today.
Genius in Your Classroom
Moderator: Don Wettrick
Don Wettrick is the author of Pure Genius: Building a Culture of Innovation and is an Indiana Educator with a passion for student directed learning.
Do you want to ignite the fire of engagement with your students? Do you want to be amazed by what they've accomplished? Then you need to participate in this two-part web event starting January 7 and continuing on January 21. You won't just be listening to an "expert"; you will be interacting with other educators as you explore how to and how not to infect your students with the innovation bug.