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PlayDate13 in Boston Puts Educators in the Sandbox
Ericbraun_linkedin_head_thumb_mini Posted by Eric Braun on March 18, 2013 0 comments

Saturday was PlayDate13 in Boston, where over 100 educators got together to discuss and play with apps and other edtech toys. Microsoft hosted the event in Cambridge and 30hands Learning sponsored the coffee and food. Topic categories included:
  • Presentations and Screencasting
  • Learning Management Systems and Google
  • Web 2.0 Creative and Sound & Audio
  • iPad & Desktop Moviemaking
  • Reading and eBook Creation
  • E-Portfolios and Notetaking
  • Social Media and Internet Curation
Everyone was so enthusiastic about learning, sharing and playing. There were great conversations and a whole lot of thinking going on. But, it's hard to describe it, so you'll have to sign up next year. In the mean time, check out the 30hands Mobile video story to get a flavor for what it was all about.

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Mass Innovations Night is 4 Years Old! (#MIN48)
Ericbraun_linkedin_head_thumb_mini Posted by Eric Braun on March 16, 2013 0 comments
On Wednesday night, I stopped by Mass Innovation Nights for their 4-year anniversary at Lansdowne Pub in Boston. It was a change in venue from the ones I had attended before, and I was unsure how well a bar scene would work for MassInno. At 6pm, things were still on the quiet side, but I was able to find a cheerful Bobbie Carlton, who was doing pretty well for having just returned from SXSW2013 in Austin, TX. I talked to her briefly and then went to work, My goal was to check out the 10 startups, take a picture and get a 30-second sound byte pitch. The variety of companies was great, in celebration of the variety who have come through the past 47 events. I was particularly impressed with the companies that had young people working for them: Help Around Town and Thinkerdeck. The young students were very articulate and full of energy. It' good to see that some companies are doing their part to stimulate entrepreneurship in high schools. Thinkerdeck is also a social entrepreneurship company,... [Read more...]
7 Minutes of Cool @MassTLC: Connecting Techies of All Shapes and Sizes
Ericbraun_linkedin_head_thumb_mini Posted by Eric Braun on March 13, 2013 0 comments

Yesterday morning, I headed into Boston bright and early to congregate at the Renaissance Waterfront Hotel at the annal meeting of the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council (MassTLC). With over 500 attendees, there was lots of opportunity to network. I thrive on networking at innovation-oriented events, because I find it helps me see things from different angles and be more creative. These events are different from the pure networking events where people are just looking to unwind or find a friend. The innovation community helps you think and create, which has been my mantra lately.

I decided to try out the 30hands Mobile app in a different way, more from a journalistic perspective. We call 30hands Mobile a "photo storytelling app", because it lets people organize photos and images into a storyline then record audio on top of the photos. If the storyline doesn't flow the right way, just drag and drop the thumbnail images around into the desired order. Recorded audio stays with...
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The Pythagorean Theorem (30hands Mobile, 2:51)
Ericbraun_linkedin_head_thumb_mini Posted by Eric Braun on March 11, 2013 1 comment
Here's a new version of the Pythagorean Theorem proof using 30hands Mobile. Feel free to download it and use it in your classes.

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LearnLaunch 2013 Conference
Ericbraun_linkedin_head_thumb_mini Posted by Eric Braun on February 02, 2013 0 comments
The LearnLaunch 2013 conference was the first major event for the recently created organization with the mission of helping EdTech startups learn, launch and succeed. It was a great meeting of hundreds of people from heterogenous disciplines including startups, schools, educational organizations, venture capital. All were there to support changing the future landscape of education for the better.

30hands was selected as one of the startups to highlight with a 1 minute pitch video on the big screen monitors around the MIT venue.

Here are some photos from the event:
Eric talks to Sarah Slater about 30hands Mobile Jean Tower from CoSN and Northborough/Southborough stops by to lend support to 30hands.
Group of attendees having a discussion around the 30hands table Talking about Blended Learning
Carmen being interviewed for EdReach
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Blended Learning Presentation
Carmen_sm_thumb_mini Posted by Carmen Ferrara on May 10, 2011 0 comments

Last week I had the opportunity to give a presentation at an event over at Bentley University. The event was sponsored by METAA (Massachusetts Educational Technology Administrators Association). METAA is the professional organization for K-12 leaders of educational technology in Massachusetts. The topic of the conference was "Cloud Computing in Education". It was a great event and I met some wonderful people. My session was titled - "Blended Learning - A New Online Environment". Here are the slides below:

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Introducing iPresent Online
Carmen_sm_thumb_mini Posted by Carmen Ferrara on March 21, 2011 0 comments

I am so very proud to announce the release of iPresent Online!  It has taken a long time to get to this point, but it has been worth it and I am very excited.  iPresent Online is a hosted service that allows anyone to create their own social eLearning and community training website. 

Going forward, this blog will serve as the primary iPresent Online product blog.  I'll be posting news and updates on iPresent Online and as well as other company releated topics.

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