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Following the Action at NECC 2009 Virtually

Thought some of you might be interested in this opportunity. The National Educational Computing Conference is taking place in Washington, DC from June 28th - July 1st. Chances are if you're reading this post, you're not at NECC being overwhelmed with new ed tech insights. However, just because you aren't in DC doesn't mean you can't join in the fun. There are several ways to join in the action:

--Twitter: Probably your best bet for getting involved is through following the hashtag #NECC09 on Twitter. Fire up your favorite Twitter client (Seesmic works great for me) and do a search for #NECC09. All the folks at the conference who are sending out tweets will be marking their tweets with this tag, so you'll be sure to see all the great ideas coming out of sessions as well as links and session streaming informaion.

--Streaming sessions - A number of the sessions will be formally or informally streamed via uStream or LiveStream. Following the Twitter feed above will give you advanced warning about which sessions are about to be streamed. Also check out NECC Unplugged for a more "unconference" conversational stream

--NECC Ning - The conference has a NING similar to this one that has been created to help attendees, both real and virtual keep track of the goings-on. Sign up there for more updates on what's happening.

Technology is a huge part of the modern school curriculum. Why not take this opportunity to learn a little more about ways to integrate tech into your Science or Math classroom? Would love to see comments about anything you learn from NECC virtually this year!

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Comment by Mary Henton on June 30, 2009 at 9:52am
Keynote addresses, featured sessions, and interviews are also available on the "IsteVision" site.
Comment by Mary Henton on June 29, 2009 at 1:04pm
Thanks, Tom, for pointing out some of the options to participate in NECC virtually. Kim Lightle and Steve Hargadon are at NECC. Both of them will be communicating and sharing in various formats and forums, I'm sure.

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