My Presenting Debut

Tomorrow morning (Friday, October 1), I will be making my debut as a presenter when I speak to the Music Education students at the University of Miami on blogging in the music classroom. I am extremely excited to have been given this opportunity, and I’m looking forward to getting to share some of the concepts I have discovered in my “online life” with my peers at school. The presentation is titled “Music Teacher 2.0: Blogging Your Way to a Better Classroom,” and focuses on how blogging can help improve a classroom by helping the teacher with professional development, ensuring that administrative tasks are accomplished efficiently, and engaging the students in their assignments. I have included a few polls and interactive portions of the presentation to help engage the audience more, but it doesn’t stop there!


The end of my presentation focuses on the use of Twitter (a micro-blogging service) for professional development. This is where I need a hand from my wonderful Twitter network. I have set up my presentation to automatically tweet certain thoughts/ideas/questions during my presentation, using the hashtag #mt20. If you are on Twitter and available from 9:00 until 10:00 am EST tomorrow, please fire up your favorite Twitter app and respond to some of my thoughts/questions as I present! I will have TweetDeck open, and we will be checking in using hover notifications to see your thoughts throughout the presentation! I’m hoping, as well, to get even a few people in the room involved with Tweeting through text message. Let’s show them the power of Twitter!

As an aside, my presentation materials (including an audio recording) will all be available on a landing page at during and after the session. I will update this post with a link to the landing page once it’s up, and I’ll also auto-tweet a link to it during the session.

I look forward to seeing you on Twitter tomorrow morning!