Monthly Archives: April 2010

Conference Shakeup

You’ve been to conferences before, and likely even have had a hand or two in putting some together.

What would YOUR conference think about this:
“The format at the #140conf events is unique. Individual talks 10 minutes, keynotes are 15 minutes and panel discussions are no more than 20 minutes. During the course of the two days more than 140 people will share the stage at the 92nd Street Y in about 70 sessions.”

I can only imagine the wide eyes and guffawing! So, see, integrating a little tweeting to a conference is a nice compromise, I’ll be able to say.

See more at the #140conf update site, live from NYC: http://www.ustream.tv/nyc140conf

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Love Your Librarian!

I do–they teach me about things like drop.io

Did you know you can call from your cell phone and leave an MP3 file for someone?!

For those without readily available internet or computer access, but with ubiquitous cell phone access, this can be away to interact online with peers and colleagues. I imagine there are other uses, but a school librarian who shared this with me is having her students call in their original poetry for National Poetry Week.

And this may yet add to my VOIP iTouch cell phone toolbox!

While built for larger collaboration ideas, drop.io is one of those ‘no way!’ amazing internet tools. Wonder how else we can use it??

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