[Etoys] Squeakfest 2009
marta at pensamentodigital.org.br
Fri Nov 21 16:17:28 EST 2008
This is Marta from Porto Alegre - Brazil.
It is time to continue to plan and decide things about Squeakfest 2009. My
colleagues and I have been talking and we are enthusiastic to hold a
gathering in Porto Alegre on July 23rd to 25th ( Thursday to Saturday).
Another International Conference about IT for Ed - WCCE -world conference
in computers for education is going to take place near Porto Alegre in the
following week - July 27th to 31st. We thought that some of the people
coming for Squeakfest would get interested in attending WCCE and vice
Please visit their website - <http://www.wcce2009.org> www.wcce2009.org. I
think this conference is very relevant to our community. It is still
possible to submit papers if you are interested! The deadline is December
The Squeakfest would be a gathering for teachers, educators and school
coordinators -- a time for Etoy fun and a general get together. We will
certainly plan for the participation of some researchers and students as
well, but the goal of the conference would be for participants to share
how they are using Etoys, or plan to use it, share ideas, experiences,
material and strengthen Etoy community bonds. We would also welcome
teachers and reps from OLPC schools from Latin America and the Caribbean and
if possible, from other countries.
Wouldnt it be awesome?!
Children from Luciana de Abreu School would certainly attend, present their
Etoy projects and, as they are used to doing at conferences, take pictures
and interview you guys with their XOs!
What do you think about it?
Let me know your ideas
Is the time of the year good for you?
Do you know this WCCE? ( Ive never hear about it before! Isnt it a huge
coincidence?! We have been considering Squeakfest 2009 in Porto Alegre
since Jan, and then this WCCE is going to be hold in here too?! )
Well enough questions for just one email!!!!
I hope to hear from you during the weekend!
All the best,
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