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K12Online12 Day 10 Presentations: 2 November 2012

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Welcome to day ten of the 2012 K-12 Online Conference! All presentations are listed and linked on our main conference schedule.

Day 10 presentations include:


Kim Herron
Mars Rover, Mars Rover, Send My Own Rover Over


Robert Appino
Speak up! Transforming Classroom Discussions

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2012 Kicking It Up a Notch

Speak Up! Transforming Classroom Discussions

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Presenter: Robert Appino
Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Twitter:  @rappin01

Presentation Description: Some students enjoy speaking up in class while others don’t. This is a potential situation in many classrooms. In what ways then, can we promote more students to share their ideas?

This presentation will briefly introduce research undertaken on face-to-face and virtual discussions and discuss some of the literature involved. Based on the findings, I will also highlight some of the benefits of virtual discussions and provide links for experiment in your classrooms.

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2012 Student Voices

Mars Rover, Mars Rover, Send My Own Rover Over

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Presenter: Kimberly Herron
Location: Inman, KS, USA
Twitter: @herronfive

Presentation Description: Launch your students into developing space and science vocabulary and concepts as they follow current events of The Curiosity Rover landing on Mars AND design, build, and launch their very own rubber band powered rovers.

Mission: Design and construct a rubber band powered rover with lander that will carry a raw egg as a payload and does not weigh more than 300 grams. It must be launched from 5 meters high, land safely without damage to the payload, and automatically engage rubber band powered wheels to move forward 3 – 5 meters.

Through this project based lesson students engage higher level skills incorporating the scientific method with research, engineering, writing, math, vocabulary, and team work to successfully complete their mission.