Friday, January 23, 2015

Two Guys at #FETC

Brad and I arrive early Tuesday afternoon before our 4pm workshop "Bring Learning to Life with Augmented Reality" which focused on the process and tools to easily create meaningful learning experiences. Each attendee used 4D Studio, as well as looked at TinkercadCanva, and Thingiverse. It was exciting to see everyone get time to play with the tools and create experiences. 

Wednesday started with an early visit to our friends at Winter Park High School 9th Grade Campus. It was fun to sit down with a group of students and discuss augmented reality in education. Their viewpoints, examples, and feedback was inspiring and powerful! After leaving Winter Park High School, we returned to the conference for our noon "Game Changing Apps AMPLIFIED" workshop. We like to focus on a few great apps and tools that we have used in class and know make a difference! We are always excited when those who attend our sessions have not used or heard of the tools before. Everyone was enthusiastic about implementing the apps and web tools into their classrooms. 

Thursday was the day we were most excited about! We had two sessions, "Bring a New Dimension to Learning with Augmented Reality" and "Inspire Innovation by Fostering Collaboration and Creativity!" Our AR session came first and was filled with enthusiastic educators and they had the whole conference buzzing with tweets from our session. Our afternoon session "Inspire Innovation by Fostering Collaboration and Creativity!" is one of our favorites to share because it helps educators think about learning in a new way. 

FETC was an extraordinary event this year and hopefully we get the chance to return next year as well! Thank you to all the educators who attended our sessions, connected with us, and inspired us! 

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

The Two Guys Show #41: Jennifer Womble

We are very excited to finally be back with a new fun and informational episode of The Two Guys Show! For our first episode of 2015 we are lucky to have Jennifer Womble join us as our special guest. 

Photo from Jennifer's Twitter profile.
Jennifer's About.Me says she's "responsible for oversight of all content and presentations for 1105 education technology events including FETC, WirelessEdTEch and Campus Technology live and virtual events throughout the year. Developing innovative events and hands-on experiences to engage audiences and promote learning. Implement activities and practices for successful event sessions, activities and educational technology workshops. Building an educational technology community to enable educators to collaborate. Developing the highest quality professional development for education in the technology space."We hope you join us Thursday night!