“Taking Charge of Change” is the OELMA theme for this October conference and our conference coordinator Angela Wojtecki, is putting this motto to work! This year we are using two excellent Web 2.0 tools all found and then implemented by Angela. -Both tools are excellent examples of using the power of the web to make and curate content.
Yapp https://www.yapp.us/ is a free mobile App development tool. Angela used the Yapp to enter in the conference schedule. The site show several other ideas for apps including book talks, conferences, fundraisers, fairs and classes just to name a few! How cool would it be if your next book fair had an app?
The next tool that is being implemented for the conference is Edmodo. https://www.edmodo.com/ While Edmodo has been around for a few years, I feel we are seeing it used more and more to help develop professional learning communities. The communities we make and join on Edmodo are an excellent way to fulfill OTES requirements. The conference Edmodo (search OELMA 2014 Annual Conference) will allow attendees to view handouts, post comments and ask questions during and after the conference. The website does not go away so all the great content from the conference is already curated and just a click away.
Before the rush of back to school begins, I hope you take a few minutes to to join the Edmodo conference websites and check out the Yapp and conference schedule
I have made the following videos to help you get started!