One section of Pheasant Run Resort has conference rooms with “gem” names. I’m not in Ruby attending a session I’ve been anxious to hear since the schedule came out “Creating a Digital Substitute.” The session, presented by Chris Wherley, Williamsville CUSD #15, started off with an adorable video of his children (why you need a digital sub!). Here are my notes:
· Sub days, let’s face it, are a wasted day. Creating a digital sub would be a great way to utilize time better.
· Showed several videos of his kids, cute but not necessary to see several of them.
· Time is short very in a 45m. presentation, first time presenters are nervous and tend to spend too much time on intros.
· I would have liked to started off with a video of a classroom utilizing a digital sub.
o When *I* think of using a digital sub, I think of Skype, podcast, youtube video
· Video Resources
o Moviemaker (www.papajohn.org)
o FlipVideo (I sooo want one of these.)
o Digital Camera
o Ustream.tv (several people doing that here at the conference)
o Learn 360 or Discovery Education