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Web 2.0pen Mic for Educators

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Web 2.0pen Mic for Educators

Time: March 4, 2010 from 6pm to 9pm
Location: ICA - Institute of Contemporary Art
Street: 100 Northern Avenue
City/Town: Boston, MA 02210
Phone: ICA -
Event Type: workshop
Organized By: Norah Dooley
Latest Activity: Mar 1, 2010

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Thursday, March 4, 2010, 6:00-9:00 PM
Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston
100 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA 02210

Bring your own innovative middle school and high school web classroom strategies, or just come to learn!

The event is free, but RSVPs are required.

Please RSVP to or call Joe Douillette at 617.478.3133.

Part 1 - Web 2.0pen Mic for Educators 6:00-7:00PM
Show off your favorite uses of web technology for the classroom ­ blogging, wikis, twittering, etc. ­ and take new ideas home. Just bring your URLs. We'll present your work on the screen and hand you the mic!

Part 2 - Special Guest Kara Oehler, Mapping Main Street 7:00-7:30 PM
Kara is a radio producer, transmission artist and interactive documentarian, whose work has been featured on NPR and the BBC, and has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art.

Mapping Main Street, which Kara co-created, is a multi-platform collaborative documentary media project. It "creates a new map of the country through stories, photos and videos... The goal is to document all of the more than 10,000 streets named Main in the United States." (

Mapping Main Street is made possible by MQ2, an initiative of AIR, the Association of Independents in Radio, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard

Part 3 - Socialize, Network, Explore 7:30-9::00 PM
Enjoy some refreshments in the theater and check out the galleries.

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Grand Prize for South Shore Grand Slam Story Slam generously donated by Nicolette Heavey and Stories In The Streets (A Maine Get Away)

Stories in the Streets in an outreach literacy program that focuses on families in at-risk areas and fosters community engagement in storytelling by: 1) Creating opportunities for public storytelling wherever families gather — a farmer’s market, laundromat, or food line; and, 2) Offering storytelling workshops that raise family engagement in literacy, cultural awareness and community understanding.  The program is currently active in Lawrence, Brockton and Randolph.


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