Archive for the ‘2008 – Getting Started’ Category

Getting Started
“Web 2.0 Tools to Amplify Elementary Students’ Creativity and Initiative”

Jackie Gerstein Tucson, Arizona, USA Website: http://jackiegerstein.wikispaces.com/ Bio: Jackie is a lifelong learner with a passion for all aspects of authentic education. She has an Ed.D., a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction, a graduate certificate in Gifted Education, and is working on another Masters degree – this one in Technology in Education. She teaches gifted […]

Getting Started
“What Did You Do in School Yesterday, Today, and Three Years Ago?”

H Songhai Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Blog: http://songhaiconcepts.blogspot.com/ Bio: H Songhai teaches Media Literacy and Digital Archiving at Hope Charter School in Philadelphia and at the Delaware Futures college preparatory program in Wilmington, Delaware. He is a graduate of Philadelphia’s Central High School and Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Over the last 30 years, he has worked, […]

Getting Started
“Video-Conferencing It’s Easy, Free and Powerful”

Brian Crosby Reno, Nevada, USA Blog: http://learningismessy.com/blog/ Bio: Brian Crosby, an elementary teacher for 26 years, teaches sixth grade in Sparks, Nevada, and has infused technology into teaching since the 1980′s. While piloting a 1:1 laptop program, students in his class utilize many Web 2.0 tools including Skype, Fiickr, blogs and wikis. Brian teaches several […]

Getting Started
“Traveling Through The Dark”

Steven Kimmi Salina, KS, United States Blog: http://expeintech.blogspot.com Bio: Steven is a fifth grade teacher in Salina, KS. He graduated from Kansas State University three years ago, where he pursued many other majors before choosing on Elementary Education. He is the author of Experiments in Technology and In Transit(ion). He is in the process of […]

Getting Started
“Never Too Young”

Sharon Betts Maine, USA Blog: http://sharonsshare.blogspot.com Bio: Sharon has been in education for over 30 years. Each of those years has brought her new ideas and challenges. She is presently the Educational Technology Coordinator for a K12 district in Maine. Sharon’s main responsibility is to the teachers and students of the district emphasizing professional development […]

Getting Started
“Reading Revolution: New Texts and New Technologies”

Dr. Laurie Fowler Tuscaloosa, Alabama USA Blog: http://lauriefowler.blogspot.com Bio: Laurie Fowler from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, has 19 years of experience in education from teaching high school Latin and English to training teachers to integrate technology to providing an entire school district with high quality professional development. She loves all things geeky and loves to explore new […]

Getting Started
“I Like Delicious Things: An Introduction to Tagging and Folksonomies”

Chris Betcher Sydney, Australia Blog: http://www.betchablog.com Bio: Chris has been teaching for over 20 years and is currently the ICT Integration Specialist at Presbyterian Ladies College in Sydney, Australia. Originally trained as an art teacher, Chris has drifted away from that role and into the teaching of computing and multimedia, professional development for teachers, network […]

Getting Started
“The Google Gamut: Everything you need to get started”

Kern Kelley Maine, USA Blog: http://thetechcurve.blogspot.com Bio: Kern has uses technology in education since the beginning of his teaching career. Starting with computer clubs in Thames, New Zealand he now works and lives in central Maine, USA. He is a technology teacher at a 5-8 school and a continuing focus of his educational philosophy is […]

GETTING STARTED KEYNOTE
“How Can I Become Part of this ReadWriteWeb Revolution?”

Join Alice, Bob and Cheryl, as we kick off the Getting Started strand with our keynote: How do you Become Part of this Read/Write Web Revolution? Be a pioneer and become part of the journey learning about 21st Century Skills. Team up with us and the other strand conveners for this exciting excursion.

Getting Started
“Free Tools for Universal Design for Learning in Literacy”

This presentation will describe ways that you can support literacy using free tools found on the internet. Types of technology supports for literacy will be discussed as well as the some of the free tools that are available on the Internet today. The last part of the session will deal with what Universal Design for Learning calls for and how the types of tools discussed can assist educators in achieving Universal Design for Learning in your classroom.