Discovery Education has announced that the third annual "streamathon" has been scheduled for September 23, 2008, from 9 a.m. EST to 9 p.m. EST. This free, online professional development event is open to educators nationwide and is a service of Discovery Education, a division of Discovery Communications, whose networks include Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, and the Science Channel.
During the 12-hour streamathon, Discovery Education experts including Hall Davidson, Steve Dembo, and Lance Rougeux will present a series of sessions on how to integrate the newest online technologies used by today's media-savvy students into classroom instruction. Among the topics slated for presentation are an introduction to streaming media, tips and tricks for integrating digital media with popular Web 2.0 websites, and strategies for incorporating free movie-making tools and multimedia PowerPoint presentations into curricula.
The streamathon also provides school administrators, instructional technology specialists, and professional development personnel new content for their upcoming seminars and workshops.
Educators interested in joining any portion of this free professional development opportunity should register for the 2008 streamathon at http://url.ie/mgd.streamathon. Sessions fill to capacity quickly, so participants are encouraged to register for this event immediately.
Source: Discovery Education, www.discoveryeducation.com