Monthly Archives: August 2008

Elevating Conversations

Here at Elevate 2008, my favorite part is the conversations I’m having with VC friends from here and there and everywhere. Here are a few snippets of those conversations. Tracy from BC I met Tracy from BC, a teacher-librarian. We … Continue reading

Posted in Professional Dev., VC Community

VC7 – Brain Based Learning Techniques

James Tapankov: The VC7 – Brain Based Learning Techniques in VC At Elevate 2008 This session will explore the use of brain-based learning techniques in the videoconferencing environment. The VC7 is a list of seven approaches that are guaranteed to … Continue reading

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Sessions I Wish I Could Attend

The bummer about presenting a half day workshop here is that I’m missing some really cool presentations! Look at these two in particular: Gord Smith, Bev Knutson-Shaw, Belinda Crowsen Family Treasures – Museum Project Videoconferencing is allowing schools and museums … Continue reading

Posted in Collaborations, VC Community

Creating Connections: Cool Collaborations

In Julia Heighway‘s keynote this morning, she featured some interesting collaborations. Both of these ones here are using other Internet technologies to support the videoconference. Human Rights Club Several high schools videoconferenced about genocide and the holocaust. The students decided … Continue reading

Posted in Collaborations, International VCs, VC Community

Training Hosts at the Canadian Space Agency

This morning at breakfast at the Elevate 2008 conference, I chatted with Marilyn Steinberg from the Canadian Space Agency. I commented that I heard their programs fill up quickly, so she described how they focus on quality, particularly how they … Continue reading

Posted in Communication Tips, Content Providers, Professional Dev., VC Community

Blogging with Roxanne

After presenting two sessions today – ASK with Debbie Glasgow, and Jazz with Ken & Roxanne, I’m tired! Roxanne and I decided instead to blog together the session we’re listening to now, instead of doing it alone. Check it out!

Posted in Implementation, VC Community

Listening to Carol Daunt Skyring

What a thrilling experience this morning to listen to Carol Daunt Skyring’s keynote! It was a presentation that couldn’t be blogged very well – you had to be here! Carol used a lot of amazing video clips, visuals, and even … Continue reading

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Communities of practice: a social discipline of learning

Welcome to Elevate 2008! Don’t you wish you were here in beautiful Banff!!! The conference opens this evening with a keynote by Dr. Etienne Wenger, of Situated Learning and Communities of Practice fame. He began by giving us an overview … Continue reading

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Leadership Jazz

This post is for those of you who have participated in the Jazz workshop or are thinking of joining us in 2009. The rest of you may find it a bit too far afield from my usual posts. 🙂 So, … Continue reading

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What’s the Hardest Thing about Making Collaborative Projects Happen?

I’m still getting ready for Elevate 2008, and I’m considering revamping my “Designing Quality Interactive Collaborative Projects” workshop. It’s time for an upgrade, I think! So, help me out and answer this question if you have a moment: What is … Continue reading

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