Intel pays for and hosts this program. Here is how it is described on the IdeaJam Channel of YouTube: IdeaJam is a series of brainstorm sessions that bring together the brightest minds in an array of creative fields, including but not limited to video, music, comedy, animation and education. Each event will be led by a moderator, well-known in their field, and joined by experts together with a group of hand-picked participants who add perspective and vision to the conversation. These sessions will be opened up to the community at large, who can interact with the "mega minds" in their field via a host of social media tools, resulting in a robust dialogue and collaborative end-goal all revolving around the theme of "What Inspires You?
For more inspiration, visit YouTube.com/Intel.
Alan November sent out this email: April 29, 2011 Dear Colleague,
How can we help prepare students for the future and encourage them to dream bigger, think creatively and develop innovative solutions?
On May 2nd, educators, experts, parents, teachers and students from a variety of backgrounds and points of view will come together in Los Angeles to flex their creative muscles on teaching and learning solutions. The IdeaJam, moderated by Alan November, sponsored by Intel and Google/YouTube and produced by Katalyst, will ask participants to problem-solve and create new ideas for classroom design that integrate technology and help boost creativity. Many of the ideas that will be discussed directly relate to Alan's article, The Digital Learning Farm.
The IdeaJam program is a truly interactive experience. Technology will help elevate the discussion to a higher level, creating a conversation around creativity and education, and will allow for a robust dialogue that happens both in the room and live, online. You can join in the conversation on Twitter @IntelEdge or check out the livestream on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9YULZJwJuI. The stream will begin at 9:30am PT on May 2nd.
What an honor for us to be asked to particapate in this ideajam. Six students will be joining Mike and I and we are all very excited about the chance to talk about what great students we have and the unique learning that goes on between these two schools via skype, google docs, wikis, blogs and more. Our kids are awesome.
The following youtube is the newest student created video to be added to the online book. Keep in mind these are 12-13 year old producers. Just finished and posted yesterday to youtube.