Sunday, June 25, 2006

Discovery Educator Network - Midwest Institute in Chicago Starts

Hello from downtown Chicago. Just checked into University Center in Chicago for the DEN Midwest Institute where about 50 educators and DEN coordinators will be exploring various types of new media and web 2.0 tools - podcasting, video editing, audio editing, blogging, etc. It should be an AWESOME time and own of my goals for the next couple of days is to capture as much of the excitement as possible in the form of pictures, podcasts and blog entries.

I just got settled into my room and we'll start introductions and the night's activities later, wanted to share the view from my room - the Sears Tower with a little cloud cover. What a view! Check back often the in next couple of days for posts and details. Tonight we have Hall Davidson giving a presentation on digital storytelling and I can't wait to meet him in person for the first time.

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  1. I am glad you are having a good time. Chicago is a wonderful city, and the agenda for the week looks great! I was supposed to attend the sessions, but my husband has chronic health issues, and I was not able to find someone to help him with my kids while I was down there. I am disappointed that I can't be there and meet you (I have been listening to your blog almost since the beginning). I am looking forward to getting updates from you via your blog.
    Have a wonderful time!

  2. Thanks for the comment. I'm sorry that you can't be here with us. We just finished the first afternoon/evening and it seems like a very energized group. A bunch of educators being let out to explore web 2.0 tools - watch out Chicago.

    I will try to podcast as much of the event as possible. Thanks so much for listening to the podcasts.