Monday, October 15, 2007

2007 MITC Conference - MOREnet Instructional Technology Conference Presentations

Hello. I'm spending Sunday and Monday at Tan-Tar-A Resort and Spa in Osage Beach, Missouri at the 2007 MITC (MOREnet Instructional Technology Conference). It is a beautiful fall day here at the Lake of the Ozarks but there will be over 500 individuals networking, visiting and sharing ideas relating to education and technology. It looks like a great conference and I'm excited for it to start.

I'm sure I'll have a little time to relax over the next couple of days but I'll also be busy with 4 presentations. On Sunday afternoon I will be presenting a pre-conference workshop on podcasting and using Audacity for classroom use. Monday morning I'll be giving the keynote address - "Why My Classroom Is Web 2.0". Later on Monday morning I'll be presenting a breakout session entitled "What's On George Washington's i-Pod - Podcasting in the Classroom" and later Monday afternoon I'll do a presentation on our book blog project entitled "Hardtack to Hard Drives - The Guerrilla Season Book Blog Project".

I have made the presentations for these sessions available as PDF files for any session participants or interested readers of the blog. If you have any comments or suggestions please leave a comment on this blog entry or e-mail me at


  1. Anonymous6:07 PM

    I'm looking forward to your keynote and sessions tomorrow. I recently shared your video "Hard Tack to Hard Drives" with our 4th grade teachers, encouraging them to take the next step and blog with their students. Thanks for providing the inspiration. Congrats on MO Teacher of the Year.

  2. Anonymous1:30 PM

    Wow. Thank you for sharing for those of us who can't attend the presentations. I would really be interested in handouts or information from your pre-conference workshop on podcasting and using Audacity for classroom use. One of my goals for this year is to infuse teachnology into my classroom and I believe podcasting is the way to start! Can you share?

  3. The preconference session on Sunday was almost entirely hands on and covered about 3 hours so I did not record it.

    There is a great site, however, that does a great job of explaining how to create a podcast in Audacity. The site includes screencast videos so it is a great tool in terms of learning how to record and create your audio file. I hope that helps. Thanks.