Free Technology for Teachers

2010 DEN Fall Virtual Conference
Discovery Education Network

I intended to publish my entry about this event earlier, but I am really new to blogging. And... I am learning that old news gets old very fast. So my blog date and publish date are not the same. LOL!

But anyway....On Saturday, Oct. 23rd, I also attended an all day technology conference from my bed.

How? Virtually.

Discovery Education Network (DEN) held their Fall Virtual Conference on that Saturday for 6 hours. Over 1000 educators from all over the world were in attendance. Some educators met at designated conference hotspots, but most of us enjoyed and learned virtually. You were able to gain updated and innovated technology lessons.

Check out the recorded sessions: (MPEG4- video format)

Now that I have attended two virtual conferences within two months - Do you think it will be the trend of professional developments in the future? Let me know your thoughts.

As you know, I love to give links to SOME of my favorite sessions (see below).

Digital Storytelling in a Web 2.0 World
Whitney Mihoulides - -

Out of This World Ideas for Showcasing Student Work
Porter Palmer - -

Ten Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do with Video – and Two You Did
Hall Davidson - -

Dropbox - FREE online file storage utility

Tired of carrying around 1-3 flashdrives or trying to locate them somewhere in your desk or computer bag?

Have you ever forgotten to bring your laptop / flashdrive/ external hard drive to a meeting and you really need that certain file?

Tired of trying to email large files?

Well...Here's the perfect answer and MUCH MORE!

Install Dropbox > Connect to the server > Link your Dropbox Folder to your computer > It operates like any other folder > Automatically synchronizes all folder files to your Dropbox online account

If you are not at your computer, you simply log onto your Dropbox account from anywhere and access those same files.

You can also modify/ add/ delete files from any computer using your online Dropbox account and it automatically updates those same files on your computer.

I own (4) computers and I rarely use my flashdrive or external drive anymore because DROPBOX is my FREE virtual 2GB Hard Drive.

You can also share files and gain 250MB of free additional storage for you by referring others to use Dropbox. You can earn up to 8GB of free storage.

Dropbox is Free for Windows, MAC, and LINUX or upgrade to Dropbox Pro for up to 50GB of space.

Dropbox Link:

Watch the Dropbox Video Tour.

~ The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows. ~
Sydney J. Harris (American Journalist)