Vietnam Tech Conference 2013

Here are my workshops for the first annual Vietnam Tech Conference here at Saigon South International School.

This conference was a collaboration between Saigon South International School, Ho Chi Minh City and United Nations International School, Hanoi. The structure of the conference included workshops, speed geeking and unconference sessions. We made the conscious decision to utilize the talents we have in Vietnam and not bring in a keynote speaker or specialist from outside. This kept costs down and personalized the conference’s focus on international schools in Vietnam.

In addition to presenting, I also co-organized and ran the conference. This was a great experience and I was fortunate to work with such a great team (Clint, David, Ed and Theresa). Next year, the conference will be held at UNIS, Hanoi with the hope that each year the conference alternates between Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi.

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One Response to Vietnam Tech Conference 2013

  1. Gagan Soni says:

    Research published by University of Rochester neuroscientists C. Shawn Green and Daphne Bavelier has grabbed national attention for suggesting that playing “action” video and computer games has the positive effect of enhancing student’s visual selective attention. But that finding is just one small part of a more important message that all parents and educators need to hear: Video games are not the enemy, but the best opportunity we have to engage our kids in real learning. This way kids can discover new and better way to get motivated. Games promote learning and/or reduce instructional time across multiple disciplines of ages. I totally agree with this and I have seen this happening in my Computer Games Club. Students just love coming there and they help each other in such a way that you cannot feel the difference between EAL beginners or advance kids language is no more a barrier. That is the best way through which they come closer and become friends and they help each other so much that every level becomes so easy to cross.

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