Magazine article Multimedia & Internet@Schools

Fall Planning and Summer Reading

Magazine article Multimedia & Internet@Schools

Fall Planning and Summer Reading

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IT'S summer. But don't relax ... at least, not too much! It's never too early to plan professional development or conference activities, given the time and "to do" pressures you'll feel once school starts. In fact, we hope it's not too late for you to look into attending fall conferences, because we've just finalized the program for Internet@Schools West 2008, which will happen Oct. 20-21 in Monterey, Calif., along with the Internet Librarian conference. Here are a few highlights:

* Howard Rheingold, the always forward-thinking cyberguru, touted as promoting Futurism with a Human Touch, will be the keynote speaker for both Internet Librarian and Internet@Schools.

* Professor Mary Ann Bell will be back with another animated presentation, this time titled I Want My Web 2.0! Dealing With "Blockage" at Your School.

* We'll have an entire afternoon devoted to the concept of "The Collaborative Librarian," including presentations by Martha Rossi and TeachingBooks .net's Nick Glass (Sharing Those Resources: It's All About Access and Integration), plus conference co-chair Susan Geiger and Carolyn Foote (Empower Yourself With a Personal Learning Network).

* There will be sessions in the 21st Century Skills realm on second Life for Schools, Online Role-Playing Games ..., and Teen Mashups at the Library.

* Another futurist of sorts, SirsiDynix's Stephen Abram will explore 10 Technologies For Whole School Adoption in his usual energetic fashion.

By the time you receive this issue of Multimedia & Internet@Schools, the entire advance program should be available online for you to peruse. …

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