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Monthly Archives: January 2009

Ruth Block, Martha Bogart precon METC precon Chris O'Neal SLU presentation @ METC Show Me a Movie prizes METC video
Here are just a few of the images from METC 2009! The Midwest Education Technology Conference will return in February of 2010. Thanks to all who presented, attended, and facilitated.

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Cooperating School Districts held two Midwest Education Technology Conference precons today- Cyber Safety with Glenn Berry and Second Life with Stacey Franks. To see more pics of METC, visit our Flickr group.

Cyber Safey Precon Second Life Precon

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METC Second Life PreconThe Midwest Education Technology Conference starts today with over a dozen preconference sessions throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area. Topics include Second Life, Moodle, Cyber Safety, Digital Camera & Photo Editing,  and Digital Storytelling. To follow what’s going on with METC (whether you can make it there or not), visit

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Martha BogartThe Virtual Learning Center‘s Martha Bogart talks with Craig George about the upcoming Midwest Education Technology Conference in CSD‘s latest podcast. You don’t want to miss this METC 2009 preview!

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GNGNEWS FROM GLOBAL NOMADS GROUP: Face to Faith (is a partnership with the Tony Blair Faith Foundation) and offers young people the chance to explore their own identities and that of others in relation to their faith. These Global Nomad Group videoconferences aim to increase students’ religious literacy while improving the 21st century skills of critical thinking, collaboration and cooperative learning.

Face to Faith offers schools & communities a unique opportunity to explore faith from an individual and local perspective through to a global outlook by connecting young people from different cultures and faiths. Tony Blair Faith Foundation logo

Grade Level: Advanced students ages 13-16 | Related subjects: World History, Geography, Religious Studies, Social Studies | Cost: Free from January to March (pilot phase)

Since October 2008, GNG has connected nearly 800 students from Canada, India, Singapore, and the USA in videoconferences that explore how Faith impacts the everyday life and culture of youth today. Through January and March, Face to Faith will be offered as a free pilot program to help build dialogue among youth around the world and encourage personal reflection, collaboration and awareness. Sign up for GNG’s new program: Face to Faith, in partnership with the Tony Blair Faith Foundation.”

For more information or to register for this program, please contact Christine Robinson, or visit!

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From Successlink:

Show Me Techknowledge Day logo from Successlink website“The Show-Me TechKnowledge Committee invites you to exhibit and/or present a learning activity showcasing technology in our 8th Annual Show Me TechKnowledge Day.

This special event will take place at the Third Floor Rotunda of the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City. Exhibits/presentations will be displayed from 8:00 AM until 12:30 PM on February 3, 2009.

You can view a video clip of highlights from previous Show-Me TechKnowledge exhibits by clicking here.

Please join us and take advantage of this opportunity to demonstrate to legislators, educators, students and others statewide how technology is currently being used in Missouri schools to enhance learning and improve student achievement.

If you would like to  showcase your school, please click here for registration.  If you would like more information, please contact Julie or Becki or call (573) 636-4395.”

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METC Cooperating School Districts is working to hammer out all those last minute details that come with planning a conference! The Midwest Education Technology Conference is next week, starting Monday. The programs have arrived, the conference bags are being filled with information, and the registrations are still rolling in! Yesterday, we completed several videoconference test calls successfully from both the St. Charles Convention Center and the Embassy Suites, which is connected to the center. For more information on METC 2009, click here. We’re looking forward to seeing you at METC – R U THERE?

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