EdTechConnect is always one of the highlights of the month for me, because I get the chance to see some of the biggest names in the field of Educational Technology from the comfort of my own desk! This month, we will be featuring one of my favorite writers (he does so much more than just blogs), and internationally acclaimed presenter, Doug Johnson.
When: Wednesday, March 21st at 5:00 EST
Topic: Policies 2.0 – Rules for the Social Web
In the radically-changing world of social networking, where an embarrassing photo can travel the globe in seconds, online predators are the topic of nightly news programs, students cite wikis as authoritative sources, and young adults travel as avatars to virtual worlds where anything can happen (and does), what policies do schools need to set and how do they set them? Is today’s AUP sufficient for Web 2.0? How do we not just protect children today, but teach them to protect themselves well into the future?
Who: Doug Johnson has been the Director of Media and Technology for the Mankato Public Schools since 1991 and has served as an adjunct faculty member of Minnesota State University, Mankato since 1990. His teaching experience has included work in grades K-12 in schools both here and in Saudi Arabia. He is the
author of four books: The Indispensable Librarian, The Indispensable
Teacher’s Guide to Computer Skills, Teaching Right from
Wrong in the Digital Age and Machines are the Easy Part; People are the Hard Part. His regular columns appear in Library Media Connection, Leading & Learning magazines and on the
website, and his articles have appeared in over
and periodicals. Doug has conducted workshops
and give presentations for over 130 organizations throughout the United States as well as in Malaysia, Kenya, Thailand, Germany, Qatar, Canada, Chili, the UAE and Australia and has held a variety of leadership positions in state and national organizations, including ISTE and AASL.
Don’t forget, we can only seat 200 people for this presentation, so register early!