Minds on Media about to start #ECOO2013

looks like there will be space for me!
looks like there will be space for me!


We are about ready to start with Minds on Media – I am hoping to write a new post for each table I sit at.  The first session will be ArcGIS – mapping and Geography with Peter McAsh.  Think I have this blog worked out – will be using my lap top and my phone for instagram photos that get uploaded to the blog automatically.

Also trying out a new blog which is driving me a little crazy right now!

Now the speakers are being intoduced here is a quick summary of the topics:

media literacy

internet radio that can be run by students


mapping – the next level

creation apps

Mind Craft – playing between schools

make your own music using ios etc

open source programming tools

teaching math through problem solving- capturing student thinking through technology


building a PLN

The philosophy of the day – You are in charge of your learning today.  the participants will bring their needs at each center, leave and move around when you need to.  Move on and get up and move to the next spot when you are ready.  A little like an unconference!  Off we go!!



ECOO2013 Wednesday am

The conference starts in just under an hour.  Struggling with lousy hotel wifi, but persisting.
I am hoping to take in Minds On Media today.  Here is the line-up:

What Minds On Media Centres are at ECOO this year? \

– Create More, Consume Less: Creation apps and effective use. Angie Harrison,York Region DSB: @TechieAng

– Tune In To Learn: Broadcasting with your Students – Aviva Dunsiger, Hamilton-Wentworth DSB: @avivaloca

– Rock Your World: Creating in Garageband for iOS – Royan Lee , York Region DSB: @royanlee

– Inquiry Science: Tinker. Play. Think. – Colin Jagoe, Kawartha Pine Ridge DSB: @colinjagoe

– ArcGIS – online & mobile: Mapping & Geography Peter McAsh, Avon Maitland DSB: @pmcash

– The Sum of the Parts: Constructing and Capturing Conceptual Understanding in Mathematics – MaryKay Goindi, Upper Grand DSB: @MKGoindi

– Playing with Media Literacy – Michelle Solomon, Neil Andersen, Carol Arcus, The Association for Media Literacy: @msolomonteacher

– Introducing Kids to Computer Programming. It might be easier than you think … David Scott Upper Grand DSB

– Building a PLN (Personal Learning Network) – Tim King, Upper Grand DSB: @tk1ng

– N00bing it up in Minecraft: And how it relates to school- Liam O’Donnell, Toronto DSB: @liamodonnell

I met one of the presenters, Peter McAsh last night at registration.  Right now, I am on the waiting list – really hope to get there early and get a spot!  Doug Peterson wrote about this session last week and it really sounds like the place to start.

today's presenters Minds on Media
today’s presenters Minds on Media