by Tony Vincent
One of the highlights for me at Mobile Learning Experience 2011 was connecting with fantastic educators. One of them was Eva Griffin. Eva Griffin is a fifth grade teacher at Wilson Elementary School in the South Mississippi County School District in Arkansas. I got a chance to work with Eva and some of her students at a workshop in their school district in 2010. Eva was a prolific blogger at Mobile Learning Experience 2011. Check out her posts.
Eva is a brilliant educator for many reasons. She incorporates project-based learning, publishes student work, and integrates one-to-one iPod touches daily. But what really makes her stand out is her relationship with her students.
I caught her between sessions at Mobile Learning Experience 2011 in the corner of a breakout room. She was Skyping (or perhaps FaceTiming) with her students from her iPod touch! She was telling them about what she was learning at the conference (until I interrupted).
This was actually one of my favorite parts of 2011′s conference. To see Eva connect and communicate with her fifth graders from 1,200 miles away was inspiring. I whipped out my iPhone and took a short video of the moment.
Mobile Learning Experience 2012 is sure to have its share of inspiring moments as well. Please considering joining other brilliant educators April 11-13, 2012 in Phoenix! Registration ends March 19 or when all 300 spots are filled.