[AAMT] Red Deer Session Followup

  • From: MacKay Pete <pete@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: aamt@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2013 11:38:40 -0700

Hi everyone, 

I wanted to follow up with the discussion points from our last session on 
Friday afternoon so that everyone has the information. Please add to the 
conversation if you missed out. Our next meeting will be January 21 from 
3:45-4:30. There is no topic nor lead yet - please consider signing up to 
share/lead the next meeting. I'll help you get set up if you haven't done so 


Priority 1: If you did not fill out the feedback form for our 2 day session in 
Red Deer last week, please do so here: bit.ly/1dbExce

Priority 2: We did not have time in the afternoon to upload the Cohort Intro 
Activity results to TheConcourse.ca. Please do so or link to a place where we 
can find yours. There is a limit of about 6mb to upload a file, I think.

Adobe Education Exchange
        • Great place to share finished resources with the global Adobe 
        • Tag your work with AAMT
        • Fill out your profile - and use the tag AAMT in it so that we can 
easily find and follow each other.
        • Note that Jeff is on the front page!

        • Neutral ground tool that is available to all education-related 
entities in Alberta.
        • TheConcourse.ca is made up of member-created groups. For example, 
there are groups for BYOD initiatives and the CTS Specialist Council of the 
        • We have created a group for the AAMT.
        • TheConcourse.ca membership - Pete signed up everyone already.
        • Once you’re a member of TheConcourse, look for an invitation to join 
the AAMT. It is a closed group, and the materials we share here are not 
publicly available. (Put resources that you want to share on the Adobe 
Education Exchange and Adobe Youth Voices)
        • Once you are in the AAMT group, you can start discussions, write blog 
entries, share files and bookmarks and create and manage events.
        • We encourage you to use TheConcourse.ca to create and manage your own 

AAMT Listserv
        • This is the most direct method of reaching the AAMT group. 
        • It is now unmoderated, so please know that whatever you send to the 
group or when you reply to the group will be seen by the whole group.
        • If you want to reach a single person or small group, then please 
email them directly.
        • Useful links for the group are in the footer of any message that goes 

Adobe Connect Meetings
        • Licensing - we have a collection of 25 licences; some of which have 
been allocated to those who are using Connect to present sessions. The PD 
providers are a good example of this use. If you want to use Connect to 
present, let Pete know and we’ll get you a licence. They can be assigned on a 
temporary basis as well, so that maintains some flexibility for the whole group.
        • When you sign in, use a first name last name [affiliation] format. 
ie/ Pete MacKay [2Learn.ca] or Sue Bell [CBE]
        • Always run through the Audio Setup Wizard and then turn off your mic 
at the top when you are not speaking. Remember to turn it on when you do speak!
        • DO use your webcam. It offers a more personal experience, especially 
during a meeting (as opposed to a presentation)
        • Try to use wired internet, not wifi.
        • AAMT meetings are recorded. Pete will send notes and a link to the 
recording after each meeting.
        • When the meeting is over, close your window to exit the room.
        • The schedule is on the ‘Motherload’ document. 
 Please sign up to lead a meeting - this is a task that is and should be shared 
among the group.

Future PD Locations and Topics
        • Members who live North of Leduc: 43 
        • Members who live South of Leduc: 17
        • http://goo.gl/UKvfmO - Map of Members and their Schools
        • May 29-30, 2014 Meeting will be, by consensus of the group, in 
Edmonton at St. Anthony’s Centre (ECSD), which is off of Whyte Avenue. This 
saves the group over 4500km of travel!
        • There is a meeting in August. The tentative dates are August 21-22. 
The location will be determined based on group travel and the content 
        • There was support in the discussion for an Adobe Certification Summer 

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