As many of my friends know this past summer (June 2011) I completed a program at Johns Hopkins University (JHU). The administration program is a partnership with the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). I was very impressed with the quality of the program and the quality of the participants.
A few months ago a few of us who graduated in 2011 felt the need to reconnect. Fresh from organizing an EdCampChicago event I was all for helping to organize a virtual conference. The JIVE (Johns Hopkins International Society for Technology in Education Virtual Conference) was born. To listen to the conference please click here.
The purpose of JIVE is for JHU/ISTE program alumni to get together and share with each other some of what we learned in the program and how we are using it today.
Our first presentation is from Gayle Cole who has helped in the creation of iwitness. Iwitness is focused on recording the testimony of Holocaust survivors. This is an amazing site that will make a profound impact on many students.
Our second presentation is from Ann Johnston. Ann has been an Evernote user for years. She shares with us how Evernote can be used to organize a teachers life as well as streamline methods for sharing online resources in the classroom.
The first conference was great. I look forward to many more in the years to come. Please, enjoy our first JIVE conference. I hope next June we can host another event and you can be a part of it.