On Wednesday October 18th, EdTechConnect will bring you a presentation that has rocked educators around the world. Carol Anne Maguire, a STAR Discovery Educator from California, will be sharing Rock Our World, an international project involving 18 countries spanning the entire globe. Students and teachers come together to learn about each other through podcasting, movie making, and face-to-face video conferencing. This year’s project focuses on the Sun and is sponsored by Discovery Education, Apple, NASA, Smart Board, and the City of Anaheim. Experience this innovative global collaboration and discover how you can do the same with your own students.
Carol Anne McGuire has taught blind and visually impaired students for the past 16 years. Each year, through her leadership, this unlikely group of students become filmmakers. They write their own scripts, shoot their own footage with digital video cameras, and do their own editing. Their movies have been recognized at the California Student Technology Showcase and the California Student Multi-Media Festival. Her class’s motto, prominently displayed on the wall, says: "Vision does NOT require sight!"
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EdTechConnect is a free webinar series to help teachers integrate media and technology into the classroom. Discovery Education connects you with the experts who will answer your questions and bring you new insights. All you need is a telephone and a computer connected to the Internet and a cadre of experts will virtually join you at your desk. EdTechConnect webinars have featured Alan November, Kathy Schrock, Hall Davidson, Steve Dembo and most recently, Joe Brennan.
Mark your calendars now! Coming soon to EdTechConnect, David Warlick on November 15th and Will Richardson on December 13th.