Monthly Archives: November 2008

METC Advisory Committee

METC Advisory Committee
Multitasking: Midwest Education Technology Conference Advisory Committee


bring the past to the present with Promethean

present past blending

Yesterday, in Nancy’s Promethean class, she showed the teachers how to layer photos on top of one another and then have them blend into one another- a cool trick, especially if you have a photo of a place in the past and a current picture of the same location. Look closely… what are some of the differences in the photos above (they have been taken about 100 years apart from each other)?

don’t forget the ACT registration deadline…

Cooperating School Districts of Greater St. Louis has a partnership with The Princeton Review to bring inexpensive, quality ACT prep to students through distance learning. For just $140, a student gets three practice tests, 20 hours of interactive instruction and access to online resources from The Princeton Review.


The registration deadline for the February test prep videoconference course is Friday, December 12, 2008. This is an interactive H323 videoconference where students meet in a classroom with the technology and connect to the instructor with the help of a v/c facilitator. For more info, click here.


Scott Caulfield Vicki Cobb Nancy teaches Promethean

Over the last week or so we’ve had a lot going on here in the VLC! Scott Caulfield led MPUG in the tele; Vicki Cobb connected to Independence Elementary over videoconference; Nancy has been teaching Promethean applications to educators from the Riverview Gardens School District. We had two iTEAs, ITNA, and several more videoconferences. Up this (shorted week): more Promethean training, a Patricia McKissack videoconference, and an METC Advisory Committee meeting.

Super Early Bird Registration Ends November 30!

metcMidwest Education Technology Conference‘s Super Early Bird registration, which is the same price as if you were a Cooperating School Districts member, ends November 30. Early Bird registration, still a discount off the registration price, ends December 31. For a complete list of registration deadlines and prices, click here.

Remember, send a group of five (or more) from your school (district) and you can get a discounted rate, too.

We want to see you at METC this January!