Today I am presenting at the 2016 Go Open Regional Summit in Liberty, Missouri on July 28th. One of my sessions includes a presentation I have given several times this spring and summer describing our OER journey in social studies at Discovery Middle School.
This week I am attending and presenting at the 2016 MSTA Leadership Symposium at the Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach, Missouri. I am presenting on the potential of MSTA CTA's using social media to help connect their members - specifically Twitter, YouTube and Facebook. Here is my presentation in Google Slides
This weekend I will be attending and presenting at the 2016 Kansas City Google Summit. The thing I enjoy about Google Summits is the intense focus on innovation and new ideas. Saturday I will be presenting "Becoming a YouTube Jedi" and discuss a variety of ways you can use YouTube to edit and watch video online.
It has been hard to escape the media onslaught which is the Star Wars release. I am a fan of the Star Wars series but not a FAN like my brother. I have seen what I consider "the original three" but not the more recent ones. I collected a few Star War action figures in my childhood and remember having a set of Star Wars trading cards. My family has not seen The Force Awakens but will over Christmas break while visiting family. It has been interesting to see historical memes and creations mashing up history and Star Wars. Facebook and Twitter have been full of these this week. My favorite has to be the Washington Post article on how Ken Burn would tell the Galactic Civil War story in Civil War documentary format.
I have also enjoyed the many historical images that have Star Wars adaptations. There are a couple of my favorite George Washington Star Wars images.