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April’s meetup is finally here! We’ve got some great presentations on the docket including another popular “Teacher Challenge.” Free snacks and drinks (beer!) will be provided by EverFi and Pearson, so be sure to tell your friends! If you are interested in presenting at a future meetup, please fill out the presenter application here (http://bit.ly/WTBZft). You can also email us at EdTechAustin@gmail.com.
Here's the agenda for the evening:
6:30 - 7:00:- Welcome, announcements, and Teacher Challenge.
7:00 - 8:15:- Presentations (see below for presentation descriptions).
8:15 - 8:30:- Lightning Round. Sign up sheet will be available before, during, and after presentations. We'll share your ideas on the meetup page, Facebook, and Twitter.
8:30 - 9:00:- Member meet and greet.
Here's our list of presenters for the evening:
Julia Coburn - WorldVuze:WorldVuze is a tool for connecting students from around the world to get their "vuze" on different social issues/topics. In beta testing as of April. Will connect via Google hangout.
Carolyn Remmler:Carolyn will lead a demonstration of browser-based multi-player games, used in Mathematics and Science classrooms. She will reference how they are coded and describe challenges and solutions for using them in schools. Bring a laptop or tablet (Firefox browser preferred) and play along!
Matt McDonnell - Famigo:Famigo is working with the United Way of Austin to deliver educational content tailored toward children age 1-3 in predominantly monolingual, low wealth families through their mobile software client, the Famigo Sandbox in order to improve school readiness. Matt will share his perspective on this work, discuss the impact mobile technology can have on school readiness, and share some thoughts about where this technology is heading.
It's going to be a great night!
Don't forget to follow us on Twitter (@edtechaustin (http://twitter.com/#!/@edtechaustin)) and tweet about us during the meetup (#edtechaustin)!
See you on Wednesday!
The EdTech Austin team