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Trussville, Alabama, USA
April Chamberlain has worked in education for 11 years as a 6th grade, 5th grade, 4th grade, computer lab teacher and now as Trussville City School’s District Technology Integration Specialist. Along with her day job, she spent the last two years as a Fellow in the Alabama Best Practice Center where she and ten other Fellows assisted in leading 40 schools in Alabama into the 21st Century. She has been selected as Second Mile teacher in all three of the schools in which she has taught.
Have you ever been sent to a list of websites to find information, evaluate a tool, etc. but lose your path once you get there? Trailfire is the tool for you and those you work with. Trailfire is a free tool in which the “guide” leaves “marks” on specific websites that when combined create a trail relating to a specific topic. Trails can be public or private. Viewers can leave comments and also collaborate on the trail if created as a wiki trail. Not only can teachers use this tool to direct learning with students but also when working with other teachers to share knowledge. Students are also able to create trails to share their knowledge in place of the traditional report, poster, etc. Come join the trail with other educators!
http://k12online.wm.edu/Trailfire.mp3 (2:20min Run Time; mp3; 2.2MB)
Chris Harbeck teaches grade 8 math to approximately 140 students each year. He has been teaching middle school students for over a decade and is in his third year of using 2.0 applications and “21st Century Learning” in his classroom. With his strong focus on conceptual understanding, Chris has discovered that using 2.0 tools and applications make math fun and interesting.
“Release the Hounds”
This presentation takes participants along my journey into integrating 2.0 applications and “21st Century Learning” into my pedagogy. The presentation will show how teacher driven assignments and projects teach students some of the skills they need to use these new technologies to enhance their learning. Scribe Posts, Growing Posts and E-Portfolios will provide participants with three different activities to do with their students. The final part of my presentation takes participants into “unprojects”. Participants will learn how to create “unprojects”. For the veteran teacher who is using 2.0 in their classroom this is for you. See how students are more creative and show more enthusiasm towards assignments when they are in charge of their learning.
http://k12online.wm.edu/eportfolios.mp4 (4:31 Run Time, mpeg4, 3.4 MB)
http://k12online.wm.edu/growing.mp4 (6:09 Run Time, mpeg4, 4.7 MB)
http://k12online.wm.edu/scribeposts.mp4 (7:10 Run Time, mpeg4, 4.8 MB)
http://k12online.wm.edu/unprojects.mp4 (8:47 Run Time, mpeg4, 6.5 MB)
http://k12online.wm.edu/eportfolios.mp3 (4:09 Run Time, mp3, 3.9 MB)
http://k12online.wm.edu/growing.mp3 (5:58 Run Time, mp3, 5.5 MB)
http://k12online.wm.edu/scribeposts.mp3 (7:08 Run Time, mp3, 6.6 MB)
http://k12online.wm.edu/unprojects.mp3 (8:42 Run Time, mp3, 8 MB)
Release the Hounds Wiki
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Konrad Glogowski is a PhD Candidate at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto. His doctoral dissertation focuses on building online communities of learners to facilitate the development of literacy skills at the senior elementary level. Konrad also teaches Language Arts to grades 7 and 8 at a K-8 school just outside Toronto, Canada. He has been documenting his research and classroom experiences on his blog of proximal development since February 2005.
“Initiating and Sustaining Conversations: Assessment and Evaluation in the Age of Networked Learning”
This presentation aims to address some of the challenges associated with assessment and evaluation in Web 2.0 classrooms. Specifically, it will address how to develop strategies and tools that engage students in the assessment and evaluation process, and help them stay in control of their learning and their progress. Consequently, a strong emphasis will be placed on developing assessment and evaluation procedures and habits that not only complement but also foster the interactive and learner-centric environments afforded by the interactive tools of the read/write web. The presenter will share strategies to assess and evaluate student work on blogs, wikis, and discussion forums.
http://k12online.wm.edu/kglogowskivideo.mp4 (36:02 Run Time; mpeg4, 36.3 MB)
http://k12online.wm.edu/kglogowskivideo.wmv (36:02 Run Time; wmv, 33 MB)
http://k12online.wm.edu/kglogowskipresentation.mp3 (36:02 Run Time; mp3, 33 MB)
blog of proximal development » Blog Archive » Replacing Grading with Conversations
blog of proximal development » Blog Archive » Making Assessment Personally Relevant
blog of proximal development » Blog Archive » Instructional Scaffolding
Northfield, NJ, USA
Torrance, CA, USA
“Second Life: K-20 Educators Exploring Virtual Worlds – Panel”
In a modest two-story home in one corner of the metaverse, a group of K-20 educators, bloggers and futurists has gathered to build a community devoted to exploring the educational implications of the multi-user virtual environment (M.U.V.E.) known as Second Life. This panel presentation will focus on the educational uses of Second Life and its implications for K-20 education. Utilizing Voicethread.com, this presentation will include voice- and text-annotated comments by the presenters as well as visitors, extending the conversation in ways other presentations simply cannot!
http://k12online.wm.edu/k20secondlife.mp4 (1:45:25 Run Time; mpeg4, 82.4MB)
http://k12online.wm.edu/k20secondlife.mp3 (1:36:34 Run Time; mp3, 22.2 MB)