Last week, as I have posted here, I gave three presentations:
1) A webinar on iPad professional development on edWeb.net
2) A presentation on iPad professional development at MACUL '13, Cobo Center, Detroit.
3) A presentation on Individual assessments within group challenge and multimedia projects at MACUL '13
As I was tweaking my slides I thought back on how I had arrived as a presenter on "multimedia projects".
Well, it all started at MACUL '07, which I felt I had been forced to attend since I had no particular interest in doing much of anything in the classroom with multimedia. I attended a session on creating mp3's by telephone using Gabcast.
I began creating audio files and used them in my American Government class. I then starting collecting podcasts in all of my classes. The centerpiece of my Government course was a legislative simulation which I began to move online. On a lark, I decided to apply to become an Apple Distinguished Educator, even though I taught in a P.C. school. In order to apply, I needed to make a movie, so my daughter taught me iMovie.
Miraculously, I was accepted to the program. Attending by first ADE Institute introduced me to Challenge Based Learning. My first experience with CBL was a game changer. I applied to MACUL '10 to present on CBL. I also posted some of my multimedia to this blog. It was noticed by Apple. I then found myself more vitally involved with the Apple Education community. This led to more CBLs and more ADE Institutes.
I am very thankful to all the interesting people and experiences ed tech has brought me in this, my fourth decade of Education.
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