Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Real Time Communication in Education - 140 Character Conference Begins Today!

badge5The 140 Characters Conference in New York City begins today, April 20th. It's largest worldwide gathering of people interested in the effects of the real-time Internet on business, education, and “we” the people. Speakers include Ann Curry, NBC News (@AnnCurry), Chris Lehmann, Principal of the Science Leadership Academy, (@chrislehmann), Donny Deustch (@Donny_Deutsch), Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump), and MC Hammer (@MCHammer).

I am a part of the Twitter and Education panel and joined by @mbteach, and @kjarret, with @parentella moderating. The topic of our panel is called, "Real Time Communication in Education. Specifically, we'll be discussing:

1) Teaching Kids how to manage their Digital Footprint
2) Why social media curriculum is critical in schools
3) Ideas for parents interested in helping students manage their digital footprint and effectively participate in social media.

For a preview of what I'll be discussing, you can click on any of the links above for my thoughts on the topic.

I look forward to discussing these topics on the panel and I hope to see other innovative educators at the conference as well.

If you're already in NYC this is something you should consider attending tomorrow. You can register to reserve a ticket at a cost of $80 for one day. You can register here to guarantee yourself access to the event.

The format at the #140conf events is unique. Individual talks are 5 and 10 minutes, keynotes are 15 and 20 minutes and panel discussions are no more than 20 minutes. During the course of the two days more than 140 people will share the stage at the 92nd Street Y in about 70 sessions. To get a feel of the energy you may experience click here to review the videos from the 2009 #140conf NYC. The takeaways from this event will provide the attending delegates knowledge, perspectives and insights to the next wave of effects twitter and the real-time internet will have on business and education in 2010 and beyond.

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