Sunday, April 30, 2006

COABE 2006

I just got back from the COABE conference last night. Under the auspices of ALTN (Adult Learning and Technology Network), we did two pre-conference sessions, one on using PowerPoint in the classroom and one on digital video projects using MovieMaker. Both were very successful and participants were happy, but the turnout was disappointing. Maybe hands-on sessions like that aren't the right thing for COABE, or maybe we need to do more pre-conference publicity.

I attended Denise Guckert's very wide-rangeing session on Internet resources and got several great ideas. One that I will share here is the Web site On this site you can create a quick and dirty discussion board. Only one topic per board, but you can create as many as you want and it's extremely simple. I created one while I was in the workshop and emailed it to the California Technology Mentor list, and by the end of the workshop I had more than a dozen posts. You can see it here.

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