…and you’re all invited. This is not a joke. If you’re an educator, school administrator, or basically anyone else that will be at ISTE 2011 in Philadelphia on June 28th, you should come rock the mic at the EdTech Karaoke Tweetup and take advantage of the our oh-so-generous hospitality. All you have to do is find a team member of one of the six companies involved during the conference to score yourself a VIP badge, which entitles you to free food, entry into raffles for a variety of prizes, and all the mediocre singing you can handle.
Just kidding! I’m sure you’ll do great up there — especially after the complimentary alcoholic beverage you’ll get just for walking through the doors of the Public House in Logan Square (only eight short blocks from the Convention Center). And if you don’t, you can always console yourself with the second complimentary drink we’re giving away to those people brave enough to give peace karaoke a chance.
Alright, I know what you’re thinking. “Is this going to be one of those raucous events that convention-goers throw to dull the pain of carrying around all that free swag for days? You know — the kind of party where people let their hair down with folks they just met?” I’m going to be honest with you: Probably.
The Public House can hold up to 400 people before angry firemen show up and demand that we throw out the riff-raff. That’s why we’re taking sign-ups in advance and why we’re requiring VIP badges to get in. So make sure you head on over to our Eventbrite page and put yourself on the list soon. And then make sure you find one of us during the conference to claim your badge.
But perhaps I’m getting ahead of myself. “Just exactly who is this us?” you may (rightfully) ask. Allow me to leave you with a quick rundown of the people behind the curtain…
- Collaborize Classroom is a free online learning platform for teachers to bring discussions happening inside the classroom to a private online community where students can collaborate. Find us at ISTE on Twitter or at booth #2361. Twitter: @Collaborize
- SchoolTube.com is the nation’s largest K-12 moderated video sharing website that provides students and educators with a safe and FREE video sharing environment that is exclusively endorsed by leading education associations. Find us at ISTE on Twitter or at the Bloggers Café. Twitter: @SchoolTube
- The George Lucas Educational Foundation is dedicated to improving the K-12 learning process by documenting, disseminating, and advocating for innovative, replicable strategies that prepare students to thrive in their future education, careers, and adult lives. Through Edutopia’s vibrant community of over 200,000 change-makers in education, The George Lucas Educational Foundation spreads the word about ideal, interactive learning environments and enables others to adapt these successes locally. Find us at ISTE on Twitter or at the Bloggers Café. Twitter: @Edutopia
- SymbalooEDU is the leading personal learning environment of choice for educators. A FREE visual bookmarking tool that allows for teachers and students to curate, organize and share the best of the web. Find us at ISTE on Twitter or at the Bloggers Café. Twitter: @symbalooEDU
- TestSoup, the premier provider of online and mobile test prep solutions, was created to reinforce the fundamentals necessary for success on any standardized test. By delivering expert educational resources, we’re helping thousands of students around the world become more successful. Find us at ISTE on Twitter or at the Bloggers Café. Twitter: @TestSoup
- SweetSearch is a Search Engine for Students. It searches only credible web sites approved by Internet research experts. Find us at ISTE on Twitter or at the Bloggers Café. Twitter: @findingDulcinea
See you in Philly!