Teaser: Gamifi-ED Networked Learning about Serious Games

Coming to K12 Online this Wed., October 22, Verena Roberts and “#Gamifi-ED Networked Learning about Serious Games!”

K12Online14 Day Two – October 21, 2014

K12Online2014-500x500Welcome to day two of the 2014 K-12 Online Conference! All presentations are listed and linked on our main conference schedule.

It’s the second day of an incredible 2 weeks. You can always come back and watch the sessions – everything is archived. Why not sit down with a friend or colleague to watch a session?!

 

Today’s sessions:

STORIES FOR LEARNING

PLN Power: A Personal Story by Jeffrey Bradbury

A Tale of Three Classrooms: How and Why We Read, Write, and Think for Each Other
by Jared Colley and Joel Garza

GAMIFICATION AND GAMING

“Creating A Classroom EDventure” by Harrison McCoy

The iPad’s Killer App by Ben Rimes

If you’re not already, be sure to follow us on Twitter and “like” us on FacebookSubscribe to our email list if you’re not already receiving email updates from us. Also remember all video presentations are available in iPad / iPhone / iPod touch compatible format in our iTunesU Portal! If you tweet about the conference please use the Twitter hashtag #k12online14.

Creating an Edventure in Your Classroom

Presenter: Harrison McCoy
Location: Arlington, Texas, USA
@hmccoy0615

 

Presentation Title: Creating an Edventure in Your Classroom

Presentation Description: Gamification is one of the hottest topics in education today. This presentation explores how to gamify the entire classroom by creating a gaming culture in which assignments are embedded in quests that earn participants points, badges, prizes and the ability to level up in a year-long game. This strategy teaches individual accountability, collaboration, community service, leadership, academic achievement in core content areas, critical thinking and problem solving.

Additional Information:

Check out my professional development blog at www.theothereduguy.blogspot.com

A Tale of Three Classrooms: How and Why We Read, Write, and Think for Each Other

Presenter: Jared Colley and Joel Garza
Location: Arlington, TX and Addison, TX
@jcolley8

Presentation Description: This presentation demonstrates how a good idea was born out of a collaboration involving three teachers who first set out to do something very traditional with their English classes. Growing from a shared interest to try something different, teachers experimented to understand the organic but deliberate aspects of one instance of collaboration, made possible by technology and open-minded spirits. In the beginning, however, the idea was largely traditional: to host a collaborative, inter-institutional paper conference for high school students. This is the story of how a traditional vision became the catalyst for 21st century learning practices – attempting, from there, to outline the emotional anatomy of such collaborative experiences.

New media presents promising opportunities for students and teachers together to think beyond traditional methods for collaboration, and our experience is a story about learning involving three classes that simultaneously engaged two literary texts in such a way. Collaboratively, students read more critically, thought more divergently, and synthesized their ideas creatively; they engaged in unexpected conversations, demonstrated knowledge through multiple media, and inspired creative thinking in their peers and us, demonstrating the relationship between teaching practices and student habits of mind. Digital/nontraditional collaboration empowered students to formulate questions for new audiences, to understand through practice the relationship between purpose, audience, and word – doing so by blogging articles, preparing videos, and recording audio mp3s. The story concludes with the final composition of traditional conference papers, shared inter-institutionally, and we seek to outline the logistics and emotional realities of such an endeavor.

Link to presentation’s supporting documents:
A Tale of Three Schools

Additional Information:
Celebrating James Joyce’s Dubliners
Celebrating Richard III

The iPad’s Killer App

Presenter: Ben Rimes
Location: Mattawan, Michigan, United States
@techsavvyed

 

Presentation Description: For the hundreds of thousands of apps on the iPad, there is one often neglected app that already comes pre-installed; the Camera App! Exploration of the world around us using video and images allows students to capture elements of curiosity and real world examples of concepts for assessment, demonstration of knowledge, and creating engaging learning opportunities. This screencast/video will give educators ideas to challenge their students to capture the world around them and move past gamification, towards more playful learning experiences that rely more on intrinsic motivation, rather than extrinsic devices, badges, and stimuli.

Link to presentation’s supporting documents:
http://www.techsavvyed.net/presentation-links

PLN Power: A Personal Story

Presenter: Jeffrey Bradbury
Location: New Jersey
@teachercast

Presentation Description: What happens when an educator starts educating outside of the classroom? Why do so many teachers spend their free time blogging, podcasting, conference presenting and much more? What if the work they are doing outside of the classroom is impactful to their work inside of the classroom? What if… the work that happens inside the classroom is transferred back to the work happening outside of the classroom? In this presentation, Jeff Bradbury takes a look at a very personal subject all based on the work happening both in and outside of the classroom walls.

Link to presentation’s supporting documents:
http://www.TeacherCast.net

K12Online14 Day One – October 20, 2014

K12Online2014-500x500 Welcome to day one of the 2014 K-12 Online Conference! All presentations are listed and linked on our main conference schedule.

It’s the first day of an incredible 2 weeks. You can always come back and watch the sessions – everything is archived.

 

 

Today’s sessions:

Keynote for STORIES FOR LEARNING

6 Second Stories for Learning by Ben Wilkoff

Keynote for GAMIFICATION AND GAMING

Game On: How Design and Play Impact Learning by Kevin Hodgson

If you’re not already, be sure to follow us on Twitter and “like” us on FacebookSubscribe to our email list if you’re not already receiving email updates from us. Also remember all video presentations are available in iPad / iPhone / iPod touch compatible format in our iTunesU Portal! If you tweet about the conference please use the Twitter hashtag #k12online14.

6 Second Stories for Learning

Presenter: Ben Wilkoff
Location: Denver, CO
@bhwilkoff

Presentation Description: This presentation is based upon the idea that our stories for learning should be easy to create and share. In fact, they should really just be moments of learning, told in order to capture something important that is happening in our classrooms and schools.

This presentation takes a look at 103 of my moments. In each of these “Six Second Stories for Learning” I dive into what I have learned in working with students and adults over the last decade. They are about the connections I have made and the realizations that I have worked for.

In creating these 6 second stories, I made a challenge both for myself and for anyone who watches this keynote.

I challenged myself to tell the most honest stories I could, to not hold back and only reveal the “good” parts of my learning path. I hope I did that.

I am challenging you to do the same, to tell your own “6 Second Stories for Learning” from your own contexts. So, install vine on your phone and start sharing those moments!

If you do decide to take me up on the challenge, make sure you include the hashtag #6secSFL or #6SecondStoriesForLearning.

Link to presentation’s supporting documents:
http://bit.ly/6secSFLdoc

Additional Information:
The David Warlick Keynote that is referenced at the end of the video is this one from the 2007 K12 Online Conference. It is definitely worth a watch:

Other Links for Ben Wilkoff:
Google+: http://google.com/+benwilkoff
Youtube: http://youtube.com/bhwilkoff
Vine: https://vine.co/u/907536965623234560

Presenter Bio: Ben Wilkoff is the Director of Personalized Professional Learning in Denver Public Schools. He has taught middle schoolers English. He has managed online communities for Edmodo and been an Online Learning and Technology Resources Specialist for Douglas County Schools. He was named the Totally Wired Teacher of the year in 2007 by Edutopia and has blogged at Learning is Change since 2004. He is married to his favorite person, and loves his three children quite a little bit. He is passionate about personalized learning, technology with purpose, and creating at least one new thing every day. In short, he teaches, and learns. A lot.

Game On: How Design and Play Impact Learning

Presenter: Kevin Hodgson
Location: Southampton, MA, USA
@dogtrax

Presentation Description: Everywhere you look, young people are playing games and mostly, they are playing games on their screens. But are they merely consumers of content or are they creators of it? With a nod towards the ideas of gamifying the classroom, this keynote presentation will delve into detail around encouraging young people to design and publish their own content-area video games, while still meeting pedagogical aims of teachers. By tapping into the elements of “play” and teaching the concepts of “design,” educators can engage students of all ages in gaming in a very positive way.

Link to presentation’s supporting documents:

http://gaming4schools.yolasite.com/

Additional Information:
My Flipboard Collection on Gaming in Schools: https://flipboard.com/section/game-design-and-learning-bs1AKc

Teaser: A Tale of 3 Classrooms

It’s coming…. The K12 Online Conference Week 1 starts tomorrow. Here is a glimpse at one of the upcoming sessions: A Tale of 3 Classrooms