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Daily Archives: October 21, 2013


K12Online13 Day 1 Presentations: 21 October 2013

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Welcome to day one of the 2013 K-12 Online Conference! All presentations are listed and linked on our main conference schedule.


Day 1 presentations include:


Steve Hargadon and Audrey Watters: Open Learning Keynote

Verena Roberts: K12 Open Learning – What is it all About? My Story


Kathy Cassidy: Keynote – Connecting Classrooms: It’s About Learning

Tressa Graveley Extreme Communication


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2013 Open Learning

K12 Open Learning – What is it all About? My Story

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Presenter: Verena Roberts
Location: Calgary, Canada

Presentation Title: K12 Open Learning – What is it all About? My Story

Presentation Description: I have been an Open Learner for just over a year. The platform for open learning is sharing. Once you take that first step, the rewards you receive are endless. This is my story about why I became an open learner and some of the projects I have been involved with. As a Soccer Mom who is searching for something better for her own kids, I am still astounded at the power and influence of open learning. This video is an honest and authentic attempt to describe the impact open learning has had in my life as an educator and learner.

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2013 Outside Learning

Extreme Communication

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Presenter: Tressa Graveley
Location: Elliston, MT, USA
Ms Graveley

Presentation Description: This presentation will share the story of my classroom being chosen by Skype in the Classroom to follow Mark Wood during his summit attempt of Mount Everest. Educators will be exposed to the power of global communication when helping students become 21st century learners. My goal for this session is to share my experience with other teachers and help them transform their teaching to include learning opportunities outside the classroom. By the end of the session, I hope educators will feel comfortable and invigorated to use Skype in their classrooms.

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Mark Wood’s webpage: http://www.markwoodexplorer.com/

Mark Wood’s Facebook page:

Skype in the Classroom:

2013 Open Learning

Open learning keynote – Learning and Technology: Openness, Agency, and Control

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Presenters: Steve Hargadon and Audrey Watters
Location: Lincoln, California and Washington, DC
@stevehargadon and @audreywatters

Presentation Title: Learning and Technology: Openness, Agency, and Control

Presentation Description: Steve Hargadon and Audrey Watters discuss the politics and practices of open learning and technology — both contemporary and historical examples of how technology and schooling promote learner agency and compliance.

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2013 2013 Keynotes Outside Learning

Keynote Outside Learning – Connecting Classrooms: It’s About Learning

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Presenter: Kathy Cassidy
Location: Moose Jaw, SK, Canada

Presentation Description:  Connecting your classroom with the world beyond your building is not just an add on. Connecting can teach digital citizenship, engage students, provide an authentic world-wide audience, meet curriculum standards and extend the learning. Kathy Cassidy shares examples from her own and other classrooms of deep, connected learning.

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Places to Find Kathy Cassidy

Professional Blog: http://kathycassidy.com

Classroom Blog: http://mscassidysclass.edublogs.org/

Email: kathy[at]kathycassidy[dot]com

Book: Connected From the Start: Global Learning in the Primary Grades