Archive for the ‘2008 – Kicking It Up a Notch’ Category

Kicking it Up a Notch
Film School For Video Podcasters

Mathew Needleman Los Angeles, California, USA Blog: Bio: Bio: Mathew Needleman, Apple Distinguished Educator, has been integrating video in the classroom for seven years as a teacher of kindergarten, first, and second grade. He has specialized in working with English Language Learners and mainstreamed special education students in low-income schools. Mathew’s classroom movies […]

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Parental Engagement in the 21st Century – Leveraging web 2.0 tools to engage parents in non-traditional ways

Lorna Costantini, St. Catharines, Ontario Canada & Matt Montagne Palo Alto, California, USA Blog: & Bio: & Bio:Matt and Lorna met each other ‘virtually’ through their mutual interests in new ways to consider parental involvement and through their participation in the Webcast Academy’s class of 2.4. Lorna and Matt are members […]

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Interactive tools for remote and synchronous mentoring

Michele Wong Kung Fong Denton, TX, USA Blog: Bio: Bio: Michèle Wong Kung Fong recently graduated with a Master’s in Graphic Design from North Carolina State University. She is now an assistant professor in Communication Design at the University of North Texas. In her research, Michèle investigates the intersection of design, technology and […]

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Monsters Bloom in our Wiki

Ann Oro Roselle Park, New Jersey, USA & Anna Baralt St. Petersburg, Florida, USA Blog: & Bio: & Bio: Ann Oro has been teaching students in Kindergarten through 8th grade at a private school in New Jersey since 2002. Ann teaches her students to use the computer as a personal, collaborative tool […]

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Back-channels in the Classroom

Scott H. Snyder Lewisberry, Pennsylvania, USA Blog: Bio: Bio: Scott, a graduate of Bowling Green State University (Ohio) with a B.S. in Education, has been teaching for 15 years. A member of the English Department at Cedar Cliff High School, Camp Hill, PA, USA, Scott teaches Theater, American Literature, and AP Language and […]

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Connecting Classrooms Across Continents: Planning and Implementing Globally Collaborative Projects

Kim Cofino Bangkok, Thailand & Jen Wagner California, USA Blog:  & Bio: & Bio: Jennifer Wagner: Online Project Coordinator since 1999 of over 50 projects involving over 350,000 students. She makes participating in projects seem easy for elementary teachers of all ages. Jen currently works as an IT/Help Desk at a private […]

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Oh the Possibilities

Lisa Parisi Herricks School District, Long Island, NY, USA Blog: Bio: Bio: Lisa Parisi is a classroom teacher of 20+ years who still feels excitement each time she walks into her classroom. While she loves working with children, she also enjoys providing staff development everywhere she can. She teaches classes through the district teacher […]

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Changing Disabilities

Beth Lloyd Newton, Massachusetts USA Blog: Bio: Bio:Beth is a school based occupational therapist at Hosmer School in Watertown, MA. She has worked in the field of pediatrics for 30 years in a variety of settings. As an OT, she brings a unique perspective to the lives of students, focusing on participation across […]

“Time to Grow”

How do you measure up? How do you grow from month to month and year to year in a tough profession that often lives in the tyranny of the urgent? This presentation explores ‘food for thought’ background and issues to do with growing and succeeding in a flattened educational environment and encourages you to pick several areas for improvement this year. It also offers tips for carving out “time to think”, and the development of mentorship and the grassroots movement of educators and how you can “join in.” Educators around the world can set your goals for improvement and share what they are doing this year to kick it up a notch and grow as well.

Kicking it up a Notch
Games in Education

Sylvia Martinez Los Angeles, California, USA Blog: Bio: Bio: Sylvia hasprogrammed and designed educational games for consumer and school markets. For 8 years she was executive producer at Davidson & Associates, the makers of Math Blaster, and designed games for all subjects and ages. She’s also been in charge of console and PC casual […]