One of the most exciting changes for this year’s Innovate conference is its expansion – a whole new half-day (March 27) added exclusively for hands-on implementation.
Here’s how it will work:
Same spaces, new setup.
Day 2 will take place in the 4-H Center, the same venue as Day 1. Four breakout spaces used in Day 1 will hold these highly interactive, BYOD sessions – more of a workshop feel than a presentation. These are all about using the tools featured at Innovate and putting them into practice within your own context. How does iTunes U cooperate with your Camtasia videos, for instance, or how can you make digital storytelling truly inclusive? These sessions will break the barrier between talking and doing – a popular opportunity, it turns out.
Registration for Day 2 shows that most of our Day 1 attendees will take advantage of the chance to try these tools out for themselves. The Innovate team was happy to see such enthusiasm, and sprung into action to accommodate the larger-than-anticipated attendance. You’ll notice on the Day 2 lineup that some sessions are hosted twice. This allows for our large group to break up amongst the session rooms, and adds some flexibility to your schedule.
Every good tech conference has a demo room.
Ours will be open all morning for you to try the best gadgets, apps and programs for technology in teaching and learning. This is an opportunity to test run several digital resources all in one place, from free to pricey ones, without having to deal with a pushy salesperson. Get real answers for questions like: Does the iPad mini really fit comfortably in one hand? Does my favorite iOS app work the same way on an Android tablet? Can a note-taking app really make my life that much easier?(yes)
Here are the stations you can look forward to in our hands-on area:
- Windows 8 Tablets
- Top Hat Monocle
- iPads & Apps
- Carmen Connect
- Carmen 10
- Video Conferencing
Which tools are you ready to get your hands on? Let us know @InnovateOSU.
Bring your laptop and mobile devices, plus your questions and creativity for a fun-filled day of learning.
The sign-up for Day 2 is part of the primary Innovate registration (filling up fast), at go.osu.edu/innovate.