Join us on Thursday May 3rd for the 9th Annual Megaconference Jr. 2012 event from 6:00am to 4:00pm EDT (UTC-4). The 9th annual worldwide student videoconference event promises to be even more collaborative, engaging and global than ever before.
Live Webstreams of the entire event will be available for viewing at: http://www.megaconferencejr.org/content/live-and-archived-webstream You can even tweet comments/questions for presenters while watching the stream to @MegaconJr using hashtag #MegaconJr
Check out the 2012 Megaconference Jr. Schedule which includes: ** All times are EDT (UTC -4) **
6:00 – 6:30 AM Exotic Presentations from Asia to America – National Dali High School, Taiwan Join us for interactive games as well as exotic presentations from Asia to America! Win fabulous prizes, including pins, exotic stuffed animals, and even creative T-shirts from our Taiwan VJ Team! All you need to do is stay tuned and interact with participants and VJs!
6:30 – 7:20 AM Impact of Media on Youth Around the World – Po Leung Kuk College, Hong Kong
7:20 – 8:10 AM Fostering Dialogue and Understanding Among the World’s Youth – Global Nomads Group and South Plantation High School, Florida Want to travel to new places? Discuss current issues with your peers in other countries? Meet people who are changing the world ? Interested? Join students at South Plantation High School in Plantation, Florida as they speak candidly about how with limited resources and without leaving the classroom they work in partnership with Global Nomads Group to travel the globe
8:10 – 9:00 AM Here, There, and Everywhere – Clyst St. Mary’s Primary School, Exeter, UK Contrasting locality study – (hopefully within the UK and beyond)
9:00 – 9:50 AM 2012 London Sports – JANET, London UK Explore the upcoming Olympic and Paralympic sports taking place at the 2012 Games.
9:50 – 10:40 AM Wonders! – Burghill School, Hereford UK We will be leading a segment on Wonders – this is open to interpretation – natural Wonders, man made, the possibilities are endless!
10:40 – 11:10 AM Exotic Presentations from Asia to America – National Dali High School, Taiwan Join us for interactive games as well as exotic presentations from Asia to America! Win fabulous prizes, including pins, exotic stuffed animals, and even creative T-shirts from our Taiwan VJ Team! All you need to do is stay tuned and interact with participants and VJs!
11:10 AM – 12:10 PM E-Medica, Ways to Learn Together, Secondary Medical School, Split, Croatia
12:10 – 12:40 PM OPEN CAFE and Prizes! Time for all sites to say hello and get to know each other better! Plus, we’ll give out the fantastic prizes from our 2012 sponsors!
12:40 – 1:40 PM Improving the Health of Our Waterways – Fort LeBoeuf School District, PA In this section there will be an opportunity for teams to share information about the ways people use natural bodies of water to meet their needs, their wants, and to discuss best practices in the protection of their waterways. Each presenting site is encouraged to introduce their group by describing where they are from, show pictures of their school, community, and their local waterways which could include rivers, lakes, seas, and/or oceans. Groups should also describe the watershed(s) their school impacts and include a picture if possible, present practices for improving water health and be prepared for a question and answer segment.
1:40 – 2:10 PM CAFE: Name That Hat! Dr. Bob Dixon, Founder of the original Megaconference, will wear hats (and a few masks) that are identified with many famous people, and you need to guess who those people are. The people could be both real and fictional, current and historical, politicians, entertainers, movie stars, anybody! The school that identifies the most hats will get a big Attaboy! Be sure your sign identifies you clearly, so we know who you are.
2:10 – 3:10 PM Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math – Weaver Lake, Minnesota Weaver Lake is excited to be VJ’s for the STEM Segment. We are thrilled to have the Minnesota Zoo present. The Minnesota Zoo
3:10 – 3:40 PM CILC KC3 – Dia de los Muertos Have you ever celebrated at the cemetery? You’re about to! For many of us death is an unpleasant reality of life but in the Hispanic Culture two days are reserved each year to celebrate and remember our loved ones who have died. Where does this celebration take place? That’s right, the cemetery. Hundreds of years ago the Aztecs spent an entire month celebrating the lives of the dead. Today the holiday has evolved into two days during the month of November. These two days, however, are filled with color and symbolism and history and music and food and tears. Many hispanic families in many countries around the world celebrate Day of the Dead, and this is true in Texas as well. Come join us for a memorable celebration complete with history, culture, music and dancing.
3:40 – 4:00 PM Global Good Bye / 2012 Wrap Up
Megaconference Jr. 2012 Sponsors include CISCO
Join us sun up or sun down all around the world for the 9th Annual Megaconference Jr. global event. http://www.megaconferencejr.org