[K12OpenSource] Update on Free Classroom 2.0 Community Events at ISTE - Including OpenSourceCon!

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Steve Hargadon

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May 21, 2010, 3:53:02 PM5/21/10
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This is just a brief update on the FREE Classroom 2.0 community-based
activities happening as a part of the ISTE 2010 Conference in Denver
at the end of July. If you're attending ISTE, hopefully there is
something here that will be fun and exciting for you! If you're not
attending ISTE, hopefully some of the virtual content will let you
participate remotely.

EduBloggerCon
Now in its fourth year, this all-day unconference gathering for those
interested in social media / Web 2.0 in education takes place the
Saturday (July 26) before the official ISTE start. Honestly, this is
a great event, and many will tell you it is the event to attend at
ISTE because it's all about connecting and sharing. We'll socialize
and create the session schedule from 8am - 9am and will finish roughly
at 4pm. The website for EduBloggerCon is at http://www.edubloggercon.com
and the now-obligatory Facebook page is at http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=104806156230000
If you want others to know that you are going to attend, you can sign
up on the Facebook page or here, although no advanced registration is
actually required. We meet in the Colorado Convention Center thanks
to the generosity of ISTE, we have access to free wireless, but bring
extra computer batteries or make sure you're fully charged up because
this is a BYOP (bring-your-own-power) event.

OpenSourceCon
For the first time ever, a parallel FREE all-day unconference for
those interested in Open Source Software in education. Same basic
details as EduBloggerCon (8am - 4pm on June 26th in the Convention
Center) and you can even go back and forth between the two
activities! The Facebook page is at http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=129729370370845
or you can sign up at http://community.k12opensource.com/events/opensourcecon-1,
or you can just show up!

Bloggers' Cafe
Also in its fourth year, this is an amazing gathering place at the
conference center where there are couches, tables, chairs, and fun
people to meet all during ISTE. This is an open event--do not be
intimidated if you are new to the social media world. We want you to
come and be a part of this informal gathering, and if we don't welcome
you be sure to just come in and introduce yourself. Biggest idea for
this year, and now approved by ISTE: we'll have a live webcam and mic
so that those not at ISTE can say hi and chat with those who are in
the Bloggers' Cafe. Not that this needs a Facebook page, but what the
heck: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=118907761481941

ISTE "Unplugged"
This will be the second year of this incredible opportunity to present
at ISTE even if you have never done so before, or weren't accepted to
speak, or just have something valuable to say! Run inside the
convention center near the Bloggers' Cafe, on the same timetable as
the conference, you can sign up to present to in our small
presentation are to both live and remote audiences (those not at ISTE
can watch all the presentations via Elluminate). We still can't
believe that ISTE lets us do this, but they do, and we think they are
awesome because of it! The website just went live, so sign up to
present or see who's presenting at http://www.ISTEUnplugged.com.
(Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=129492867064828)

Classroom 2.0 Birds of a Feather Meeting
Tuesday, 6/29/2010, 4:45pm–6:15pm. Come meet other members of
Classroom 2.0 and have some fun as we share with each other. Usually
a big crowd for this one!

Classroom 2.0 LIVE Broadcast
Time and date to be determined. Come meet with Peggy, Kim, and Lorna
as they broadcast a live show from ISTE that features YOU as the
guests. :)

Open Source Pavilion, Speaker Series, and Playground Area
This terrific speaker track, supported generously as a formal part of
the ISTE conference now, is not to be missed if you're an Open Source
enthusiast or wanna-be. We need volunteers, too, who can help to man
some of the playground stations during the conference (free limited
admission)!

Global Education Poster Session
As part of the amazing 5-day online Global Education Conference in
November that we're just starting to announce, we'll be manning a
poster session table on Sunday night, June 27th, to give details and
make connections with the larger community.

I've said it before: this is an AMAZING list of community-generated
activities. If you're going to be at ISTE in Denver this year, it
will be fun to be together. For those that can't attend, we hope we
provide you with lots of good, streamed content so that you can have
some of the same fun.

See you online or in person!

Steve

Steve Hargadon
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Steve Hargadon

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May 21, 2010, 4:10:37 PM5/21/10
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This should, of course, have read "JUNE" and not "July" in a couple of
places... :)

On May 21, 12:53 pm, Steve Hargadon <harga...@gmail.com> wrote:
> This is just a brief update on the FREE Classroom 2.0 community-based
> activities happening as a part of the ISTE 2010 Conference in Denver
> at the end of July.  If you're attending ISTE, hopefully there is
> something here that will be fun and exciting for you!  If you're not
> attending ISTE, hopefully some of the virtual content will let you
> participate remotely.

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