Building a Bigger Builder

Wow what a great Virtual Conference!  On Saturday, February 2, 2008 we hosted our first ever national virtual conference.  People joined live in-person events, stayed home in their pajamas and logged in from home on-line, and even participated in Second Life!

I had the privilege of presenting to both a group of educators from Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania at our world headquarters in Silver Spring and to 100+ educators online from all over the country!  How cool is that?  I couldn’t have done it without the help of Heather Hurley, Fred Delventhal, Aron Sterling, and Katie Knapp of the VA DEN

Many of you asked for my presentation about “The Builders.”  And, as promised, I have attached it to this blog building-a-bigger-builder.ppt.

Be sure to check it out – it includes step-by-step instructions for creating a writing prompt, interactive quiz and assignment.  I also show you how to embed a Widget into your builder- very cool stuff.  Finally I include a list of free widgets that I think you’ll enjoy using.

So play around, build something bigger, and let us know what you’ve come up with – we’d love to brag about your success!

– Matt


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