Friday, September 16, 2016

Announcing EdTechTeam Adventures

Martin Male
Manager of Technology Services for YK1
Yellowknife, Northern Territories
Twitter: @EclecticBlogs 
EdTechTeam Adventures Leader

EdTechTeam is thrilled to announce EdTechTeam Adventures, activities designed before, during, and after summits that combine exploring the outdoors and cultures of the amazing places we visit around the world with great pedagogy, technology, and networking!

Join us as we head out into the wild to capture the beauty of the Aurora. Your guide will take you to see some of the finest sunsets and aurora in the world. Since this is an EdTechTeam event you will also have the opportunity to learn some photography tricks and tips and how you can apply them in the classroom. We will discuss composition, camera settings as well as what to do with those photos after you have taken them. All participants will receive an Adventurer's backpack and a learning opportunity of a lifetime. Stay tuned for more global #edtechadventures being added soon!


When: Saturday October 1st or Sunday October 2nd meeting at 7pm. (Day will be dictated on likelihood of seeing Aurora.

What Adventurers Should Bring: 
  • SLR Camera
  • Wide lense
  • Tripod
  • Warm clothes (Hat mitts, jacket)

What Adventurers Will Learn:
  • Discuss photo composition
  • Camera settings - ISO, F value, Shutter speed, etc
  • Google Photos - Tie this back into the school being used for Portfolios with shared folders 

In the event mother nature doesn’t cooperate participants will receive a full EdTechTeam credit towards our services or products.

About Your Lead Adventurer, Martin Male:

I am a Technology Manager in Education and have worked with YK1 in Yellowknife, Northern Territories for over 10 years. I am also a husband, dad and granddad although I am known as G-Dude to my 2 grandsons. I follow many sports and used to play many until injuries ended that. My outside passion is photography.

 I started taking photos as a high school student as an arts program and got hooked. I took film photos for many years and jumped on board with the first consumer accessible digital cameras back in the late 90s. Since then I have had many cameras and have tried to improve my work every time I go out. 

I started taking Aurora photos in Inuvik in 2002. After watching them for 12 years every winter, I decided to go out and try my hand (and freeze). Since moving to Yellowknife in 2006, I have concentrated on Aurora photos in the winter along with sunsets and sunrises. In 2015 I had one of my Aurora photos on display with 89 other photographers in a world photo exhibit at the Stadsmuseum Harderwijk. In the summer of 2016 I had 8 of my photos (4 Aurora, 3 Sunset and 1 Moonrise) published in a Photography coffee table book. One big tip I have is to not be afraid to use higher ISO's!

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