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Bio Clarence has been a classroom teacher for the past 13 years. He blogs professionally at remoteaccess.typepad.com, with his class at thinwalls.edublogs.org and has spoken at conferences across North America. Clarence has won several awards, including one of Canada’ highest teaching awards, the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching for his integration of technology into daily classroom life. Clarence’s innovative classroom practices have been featured online, in books, magazines, and newspaper articles. He is an advocate of classroom 2.0, learning spaces that take complete advantage of the tools that are available to learners in their quest to learn rather than having school be something that is done to them.
Bio Page https://k12online07presenters.wikispaces.com/Clarence+Fisher
Presentation Title“Classroom 2.0 or You Live Where?”
Description Classroom 2.0 is a “slippery concept” that can look different in different communities and schools. But there are some basic concepts that bring value to these classrooms, a few basic ideas that need to be considered by teachers who are looking to make changes to their classrooms. These classrooms are not just about teachers allowing their students to have weblogs, but about what we consider to be basic goals for education, how learning happens in global networks and the possibilities for our students to be legitimate contributors in their own right. Where have we been so far on this journey of change? What are some of the big ideas that we need to consider and where do we need to go next?
iPod ready http://k12online.wm.edu/ipod_classroom2.0.m4v (19:02 Run Time; mpeg4; 108.1 MB)
Original http://k12online.wm.edu/Classroom2.0.mov (19:02 Run Time, mov, 88.5 MB)
Audio only http://k12online.wm.edu/Classroom2.0.mp3 (19:02 Run Time; mp3; 2.1 MB)
Alan Levine Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
Bio Alan Levine is Vice President, Community and CTO for the New Media Consortium (NMC), an international consortium of more than 250 world-class universities, colleges, museums, research centers, and technology companies dedicated to using new technologies to inspire, energize, stimulate, and support learning and creative expression He is widely recognized nationally and internationally for expertise in the application of new technologies to educational environments and was a pioneer on the web going back to 1993. He has taken the dog theme to excess, appearing as one in Second Life, and will be circumnavigating Australia (not chasing dingoes) during the time of this conference.
Bio Page http://cogdogblog.com/about/
Brian Lamb Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Bio Brian Lamb is Manager, Emerging Technologies and Digital Content with the Office of Learning Technology at The University of British Columbia. He teaches a course on “Text Technologies” for UBC’s Master of Educational Technology Program. He is also a Research Fellow with Utah State University’s Center for Open and Sustainable Learning. Brian maintains his weblog Abject Learning http://weblogs.elearning.ubc.ca/brian/, where he mutters ll-tempered observations on social learning, open education, disruptive technologies and other such things.
Bio Page http://careo.elearning.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?Brian_Lamb
D’Arcy Norman Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Bio D’Arcy is an educational technology developer at the Teaching and Learning Centre, at The University of Calgary. He has been playing with educational technology in one form or another since the early days of the Vic20, and currently spends much of his professional time developing content and crafting tools for faculty and students to use to support their practices of teaching and learning.
Bio Page http://www.darcynorman.net/about/
Presentation Title “More Than Cool Tools”
Description There is no shortage of “Cool New Web Tools” out there and all three of us are guilty as charged for presenting them to teachers via the firehose effect. In our session, we will begin with a nostalgic nod to our presentation past where just 3 years ago we were talking up “Small Pieces Loosely Joined” – blogs, wikis, and a little RSS. Now there is so much more, almost too much. So we may talk about some cool tools, but more at a level of looking at the affordances which make them compelling, and why these and future breeds of tools and platforms matter to K12 teachers.
iPod ready http://k12online.wm.edu/K12Online_MoreThanCoolTools_ipod.mp4 (53:45 Run Time; mpeg4, 71.8MB)
Originalhttp://k12online.wm.edu/K12Online_MoreThanCoolTools_full.mov (53:45 Run Time; mov, 415.2 MB)
Audio onlyhttp://k12online.wm.edu/K12Online_MoreThanCoolTools_full.mp3 (53:35 Run Time; mp3, 6.2 MB)
Supporting Links http://morethancooltools.wikispaces.com/
Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
Liz Kolb spent 7 years as a classroom social studies teacher,high school technology coordinator and integration specialist. She is now an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Madonna University in Michigan as well as finishing her PhD in Learning Technologies at University of Michigan. She teaches courses for both preservice and inservice teachers concerning technology integration in schools. For more information on her background, please see her virtual CV at
“Cell Phones as Classroom Learning Tools”
This presentation focuses on ways to connect students’ favorite digital toy with classroom learning. Cell phones have the capability to become the “Swiss army knife” for student research and organization. First, we explore using cell phones as data collection tools: audio recorders, digital cameras, and digital camcorders. Additionally, we consider how classroom projects can be developed for cell phones: creating ring tones, text messaging, mobile WebPages, and mobile surveys. Finally, we contemplate the future features of cell phones and how those features play a role in learning.
http://k12online.wm.edu/K12_Kolb_Cell.mp4 (1:10:00 Run Time; m4v; 176 MB)
http://k12online.wm.edu/K12_Kolb_Cell.mov (1:10:00 Run Time; mov; 298 MB)
http://k12online.wm.edu/K12_Kolb_Cell.mp3 (1:10:00 Run Time; mp3; 81 MB)
Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Born in Germany, raised in Argentina and living in the USA, Silvia graduated with a Degree in Spanish & International Studies and a Master’s in Instructional Technology. She serves as the Instructional Technology Facilitator at a private elementary school. She was instrumental in establishing and is supporting an integrated global awareness curriculum for all grade levels.
“Travel through Space and Time”
Global awareness is making its way into the educational landscape. We are recognizing that our students are growing up in a “flat world” and cannot afford to live isolated from learning about other languages, cultures, traditions and points of view. The presenter took over 400 students and their teachers along…virtually…as she traveled physically half way around the world to China. Learn how, through the power of web 2.0 tools, she seamlessly combined a blog, podcasts, photos and videos to educate students about cultural universals, while addressing curriculum standards.
San Jose Episcopal Day School