After writing up my summary of the PETE&C DEN event I noticed that it can easily be divided into 7 sections. So, rather than bombard you with a large report I'll post one section a day this week. Short, sweet, bite-size chunks of information work much better for me, and hopefully for you as well.
Again, this is also a podcast.
The first breakout session I attended was run by the DEN's own Scott Kinney, who only had to drive down the road to attend the conference. (The lucky guy lives in Hershey.) His presentation was all about the diversity in our classrooms and how unitedstreaming could help us meet the needs of today's classrooms.
If I wasn't already sold on unitedstreaming.com I would have reacted to this like so many other vendor presentations, but since they had me at multimedia downloads I paid attention to find out what else unitedstreaming could do.
We started with a quiz, and the answers were a bit surprising to us. I'd list them here, but I forgot his source so I can't properly cite his statistics.
The main point of this warm-up was that our schools are a lot more diverse than we thought.
Since unitedstreaming has lots of features from subtitles to online quizzes to encyclopedia articles, It really does help people who have a variety of learning styles.