Wednesday, February 8, 2012

MECA 2012

By Will Deyamport, III, Ed.D. Candidate

Today marked the first time I presented at a state conference. There was a good vibe in the air, and the attendees were actively engaged and eager to learn. I was surprised to see so many people up at 8:30 in the morning to sit through and hour and twenty minute presentation.

The presentation focused on teaching the attendees how to use Twitter as a professional development tool. I covered the features of Twitter as well as walked the attendees through creating an account and sending out their first few tweets. We discussed hashtags, the weekly live-chats, and how to find and follow people according to the subject or content areas of their choosing.

Overall, I had a great time at the conference. I attended workshops on Using the Ipad to Reach all Learners, 40 Free Tools for Educators, Skype in the Classroom (Presented by my wife, Elvira Deyamport, Ed.S.), and I connected with other teachers whom I hope to be able to build lasting relationships. I had a blast. I hope to be able to present next year.

Here is a snippet of video from the presentation:

Here is the actual PowerPoint presentation:

Twitter as a professional development tool

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The entire video of the presentation will be posted on Youtube.

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