Thursday, May 21, 2009

Diggin' Deeper at the ManACE AGM

Thanks to everyone who participated in the ManACE Annual General Meeting this evening :-)

We had a fantastic AGM with good food, great presentations and some excellent conversations. The evening's presentations were broadcast live over uStream, which enabled us to archive them to share with those who weren't able to attend in person.

The first presenter of the evening was Kevin Hnatiuk from New Media Manitoba. Kevin shared tonnes of amazing resources, including:

Peacemaker - an educational game about conflict in the Middle East
Living Sasquatch - a cool Flash application to control a virtual sasquatch
DiamondTouch - a multi-touch and multi-user work surface
EyeTech - incredible eye-tracking software
EyeTronics - 3D scanning hardware

Check out Kevin's presentation to see all of these tools (and more...) in action:

You may also want to think about registering to attend 'Going From Beat to Tweet', an upcoming New Media Manitoba event being held in Winnipeg on June 25th, 2009...

The second presentation of the evening was 'Mining Our Resources', presented by John Evans and Andy McKiel, which included Skype conversations with Clarence Fisher (aka @glassbeed) and Jarrod Robinson (aka @mrrobbo):

One of the other highlights of the evening was being able to present Clarence Fisher with ManACE's Technology Educator of the Year award for his exemplary use of technology.

On behalf of the ManACE Board, I'd like to thank all of our members for your interest in participating in ongoing professional learning opportunities.

Please feel free to leave us a note,
BTW, don't forget to check out our list of Summer Sessions that will be offered in July & August - registration is now open :-)


Anonymous said...

Nice evening ManACE! I really enjoyed Clarence Fisher's skype chat. Congrats to him for "teacher of the year". Good presentations..always worth while to see and hear what others are doing with the "tools" in education.

Bill Wynn

Keith & Courtney said...

Thank you for stopping by and trying out our eye tracking technology. Your video is very well done. Would it be possible to get a copy of your video? Could you email me the video?

Keith Jackson