We all know that we have some remarkable examples of how students and teachers are leveraging the power of technology to empower and develop deep-sustained learning but how do we get these sparks of innovation to spread throughout our entire district to create and cultivate a new learning culture? This year’s TechFest is all about fanning the flame. We are coming together to be challenged, collaborate and share our visions and practices for moving forward in the digital learning frontier.

Thursday, May 30 • 10:20am - 10:35am
Bringing Nature into your Classroom: Using Live Streaming Video

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Jason has spearheaded an innovative environmental studies project using a solar powered, wireless, remote operated HD camera to record a bird nesting colony at the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve. The audio and video are streaming live 24/7 and being recorded in order to better understand the nature of the Western Snowy Plover and California Least Tern (both threatened with extinction) nesting activities. Jason will demonstrate the capabilities of the system and discuss the value of using this technology in the classroom to engage students in our oceanography / biology curriculum.


Photo by Mike Baird, bairdphotos.com [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons


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Jayson Ruth

Oceanography Teacher, Huntington Beach High School

Thursday May 30, 2013 10:20am - 10:35am
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