The 2011 Teaching and Learning in the Cloud Conference brings together
some of Michigan’s leading educators to discuss how “Cloud-based
tools” and Web 2.0 resources can change your classroom and improve
student learning and motivation. On October 14 in Holland, the
Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning (MACUL) is
following up last year’s excellent inaugural “cloud” conference with a
new conference that promises to offer great insights, resources, and
strategies for you to take advantage of these online tools in ways
that can transform your classroom.
This year’s conference features a keynote presentation from Steve
Dembo, a leader in online learning tools, and one of the favorites at
the MACUL annual conference. Steve will look at cutting edge tools
that students are already using, and show how these tools can be used
to reinvigorate and enhance learning. Then, dozens of presentations
and hands-on workshops from technology leaders across the state will
show you how to use individual tools for your classroom. The conference organizers have hand-picked some of the most respected presenters from recent conferences to address the latest online tools for learning. Jennifer Bond from Walled Lake will be facilitating a session on Edmodo.
And, if you are looking for more, there will be a number of half-day
workshops the day before (Octover 13) for educators who want to get in-depth support for how to bring these tools, including Moodle, Google Docs, iPads and iPods, and several others, into your classrooms and schools to transform teaching and learning. These sessions will allow you to get hands-
on support with these tools and leave with strategies and plans you
can use immediately in your schools.
Best of all, registration for the conference is only $80 for MACUL
members, and includes lunch along with this great program. Pre-
conference workshops are $40 each.
For more information and registration, see a full list of sessions,
presenters, and details about this conference at: