This morning I popped into the SIG IVC Ops room to see what’s happening. Today at ISTE the videoconferencing peeps are running remote ISTE. Remote ISTE is a way to bring a day full of ISTE experiences to a site that is remote.
Every year one of the sites is always from the state that is hosting ISTE the following year – so this year MAGPI is hosting Remote ISTE for Pennsylvania. You can check out their website here to see how they are organizing it. There are three other places across the U.S. hosting Remote ISTE.
It costs about $1500 to host a remote ISTE; and you have to have videoconferencing capabilities (H323!). Some places pay the cost for their attendees, other places charge their attendees to recoup the cost.
The agenda for today includes:
- Introduction to the ISTE Conference
- Keynote: Innovation and Excellence: Buzz Words or Global Imperative?
- Virtual Environments (Second Life) with Scott Merrick
- Workshop: Google Guide: 29 Secrets for Using Google in the Classroom with Howie DiBlasi
- Afternoon poster sessions
- Concurrent session: Digital Learning Farm: Students as Contributers
- Wrap up
So if you ever wondered why there aren’t any more SIG IVC sessions on Tuesday, it’s because the crew is busy with remote NECC. I did find a couple other poster/sessions and will blog those later today. Don’t forget also that you can follow ISTE remotely with ISTE Unplugged.