Video Cables and Inputs 101

There are four display ports and cables commonly being used in the audio/video market today. The problem for educators is that unless you work for IT or are frequently doing installations of multimedia equipment in the classroom it is pretty easy to get these confused. That is the reason why the guys over at Techquickie created this video to help anyone understand the differences between each cable in under five minutes.

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A Behind The Scenes Look

Have you ever wondered how ISTE manages the logistics of putting together a conference for 10k+ attendees? I had the privilege of participating in the bagaton last year. This is a pre-conference event where an Army of volunteers fills all the bags for those in attendance. I can tell you they have a well oiled machine and the whole operation was coordinated like an invasion of another country.

I’m heading out to Atlanta next week to meet with educators in my PLN that will be in attendance this year. I am excited at the opportunity to meet those, whom I have never met in person, but have collaborated with through the use of Twitter, Google+ Hangouts On-Air and Voxer. I put together a short time lapse video of my experience, so please join me along in watching it.

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This was a great opportunity to see firsthand how this conference comes alive as a breathing body of knowledge. It was a tremendous networking opportunity to meet other connected educators and to get a workout even before the conference got started. 

If you are attending this year don’t miss the Hack Education event Friday, June 27th, 2014, 8:00am – 4:00pm in Rooms B303/304. This is an unconference event held the day before the official start of ISTE. It is organized like an EdCamp so there are no slides to turn in. This in my opinion is the best way to promote genuine professional development that does not feel like a graded event. If you want to learn more about what an EdCamp is, please watch the video below.

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video via Su Hun Lee on YouTube

I look forward to meeting all of you next week. In the meantime stay tuned here and Follow Me! @AnibalPachecoIT on Twitter. If you would like to get in touch with me sooner… Vox me up! AnibalPachecoIT

 

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