(Almost) all our content from 2006 to 2017 is archived and available online under a Creative Commons license. Please read this post from June 2018 for more background and updates about our conference and current status.

K12 Online Continues….

Darren, Wes, Lani and I wanted to extend our warmest thanks to all the moderators for their hard work and enthusiasm during the K12 Online Conference culminating event – When Night Falls. The feedback so far has been outstanding. The creativity and brilliance of our keynoters and presenters made this conference an event to remember. We can’t thank you enough.

A couple parting thoughts and requests…

Please take a moment to fill out the evaluation for the conference. Your feedback will help us in planning for next year.

Tapped In
Participants can stay in touch through the K12 Online Tapped In Room. If you haven’t joined, please do. Instructions for doing so are located here.

Presentation Archive
The blog will remain active, so feel free to go through the presentations at your own pace and leave your comments.

Take Away Wiki
We also encourage you to spend some time adding your own resources on the K12 Online Take Away Wiki I saw some incredible podcasts, wikis, and such shared during the Skypecasts. I encourage you to add them so we can all benefit. Remember… none of us are as good as all of us.

Once again, thank you for making this conference such a valuable experience. We look forward to collaborating together with you online.

Sheryl, Darren, Wes, and Lani


  1. John Pearce

    From the participant/presenter point of view can I be the first, (on this post at least), to publicly recognise the inspired brilliance and, (I am sure at times), dogged determination to make this k12 online conference work as hugely successfully as it has. Folks you deserve all the plaudits that come your way, Stephen Downes reservations and all that :). When I finally get around to reviewing all of the presentations I have in a now bulging folder on my laptop I know that I will have learnt more in this one conference than I have in all of the other Professional Development I have undertaken this year. To use the vernacular, AWESOME 🙂

  2. Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach Post author

    Thanks John! We are appreciative of your many contributions to making this a successful event as well. I look forward to working together again online.

  3. Paul Harrington

    I can only echo the comment left by John Pearce above – there were a lot of reservations about this style of conference before the event – but as they say in the uk ‘ the proof of the pudding is in the eating’. The proof in this case is that many of us – ordinary educational practitioners have been inspired and encouraged to continue with this new technology through the excellent practical help and feedback form the presentations and presenters ( even though like John I have only just scratched the surface of the many presentations ).
    I must also say that the final 24 hour skypecast was an inspired idea and actually succeeded probably because of skype’s inherent ‘flakiness’ – as this allowed chat in Tapped In to take over which was great fun.
    I also have to say that from a Professional Development angle it will really show educators how to go from here on in… I greatly look forward to further discussions on this year’s material – and to K12 online 2007!!!
    Well Done to all : ) * claps*

  4. Nancy Scofield

    Not trying to be repetetive here, but I must agree with the kudos that have been showered on all those who organized and contributed to this amazing learning opportunity. It’s great being able to revisit the presentations, to participate and contribute to wikis and blogs, and keep the conversations going. “Meeting” so many people through the live events was a great treat. I feel as if I’ve only scratched the surface of what this conference has to offer. I’ll be spending much more time continuing to study and grow.

    THANK YOU SO MUCH for this conference! I’m looking forward to the continuing monthly Skype meetings and next year’s K12 Online Conference.

  5. Cheryl Oakes

    Well, I think you have really outdone yourself with purpose! If the purpose in all of this was to engage people in the conversation, then you have succeded. If the purpose was to open new technolgy doors for people you have succeded. For me, my purpose for participating is to also finish the graduate credits for this course, I will succed. My other purpose in joining this online group, I have have hundreds more in my network, we have all experienced success!
    Cheryl Oakes

  6. Vinny Green

    The K12 Conference came right on the heels of my first meeting with Will Richardson, followed quickly by a workshop with David Jakes and another with Hall Davidson. At each of these, I was encouraged to build my network and explore an understand the Web 2.0 tools available to me.

    Thank you for serving up just what the doctors ordered. I’m here to join the continuing discussion. Lets keep it up!

  7. Michael Misovec

    Helping Students Education is a non profit education information services organization that has designed wiki processes and wikis for school districts and teachers. The wikis are navigated by state and includes over 12,000 pages of parent, student and teacher resources.

    Secure teacher wikis are available for all teachers as a free public service.
    Join A K12 Teacher Wiki discussion group at http://www.tappedin.org to learn more.

    K12 Teacher Wikis

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