Archive for the ‘2006- Overcoming Obstacles’ Category

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“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
“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 […]

Overcoming Obstacles
“Selling Web 2.0 to Senior Management”

Terry Freedman Essex, United Kingdom Blog: http://www.ictineducation.org/ Presentation Title “Selling Web 2.0 to Senior Management” Bio Terry is an independent educational technology consultant with experience of bringing about cultural change throughout local authorities (equivalent to USA school districts) and in schools. He also tries to spread practical advice about managing educational technology and using it in […]

Overcoming Obstacles
“It’s Elementary Kids, Working Web 2.0 With Grade 3-4″

John Pearce Geelong, Victoria, Australia http://jpearce.suprglu.com/ Presentation Title “It’s Elementary Kids, Working Web 2.0 With Grade 3-4″ Bio John Pearce teaches grade 3-4 children at a school in Geelong, Victoria, Australia. Over the past two years he and his students have experimented with the use of blogs, wikis and podcasts in assisting learning in a […]

Overcoming Obstacles
“Trash to Treasures: Creating Your Own Computer Lab”

Brandi Caldwell Pinson, Alabama, USA Blog: http://mtnbrookseniors.blogspot.com/ Presentation Title “Trash to Treasures: Creating Your Own Computer Lab” Bio Having been a classroom teacher for ten years, Brandi has watched the evolution of technology in her classroom. She is a National Board Certified teacher who has taught in rural schools with no equipment, middle class schools […]

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“Mobile Learning Redefined”

Steve Dembo Skokie, Illinois, USA Blog: http://teach42.com/ Presentation Title “Mobile Learning Redefined” Bio Steve Dembo served as both a Kindergarten teacher and Director of Technology before joining Discovery Education. As the Online Community Manager for the Discovery Educator Network, he oversees the DEN virtual community including a network of over 20 educational blogs. The Teach42 […]

Overcoming Obstacles
“Cultivating Digital Educators”

Frieda Foxworth Lexington, South Carolina, USA Blog: http://friedafoxworth.edublogs.org/  Ron Bosch  Lexington, South Carolina, USA http://www.lexington1.net/rbe/21cc/index.html John Geanangel Lexington, South Carolina, USA https://www.edline.net/pages/Red_Bank_Elementary_School/Instructional_Coaches/Technology_Coach_-_John_Geanan  Presentation Title “Cultivating Digital Educators” Bio Frieda Foxworth and Ron Bosch are fifth grade teachers at Red Bank Elementary School. They are partner teachers in a technology-enriched classroom. Their class, the 21st Century Classroom, […]

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“Internet Access with Minimal Filtering”

Shawn Nutting Trussville, Alabama, USA Blog: http://vwnutt.blogspot.com/ Presentation Title “Internet Access with Minimal Filtering” Bio Shawn has been involved with IT for over 16 years. Most of his expericnce comes from emerging software development companies. For almost two years now Shawn has been the Director of Technology for Trussville City Schools. He enjoys applying current technology in his […]

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“No Teacher Left Behind – The Urgency Of Web 2.0″

Graham Wegner Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Blog: http://gwegner.edublogs.org/ Presentation Title “No Teacher Left Behind – The Urgency Of Web 2.0″ Bio Graham is an ICT Coordinator in a primary school in suburban Adelaide with a focus on inquiry based learning and interactive whiteboards. He sees that information literacy and Web 2.0 technologies go hand in […]

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“Glow: Lighting Up Learning in Scotland”

John Connell Scotland, United Kingdom Blog: http://www.johnconnell.co.uk/blog/ Presentation Title “Glow: Lighting Up Learning in Scotland” Bio John was until recently Director of the Scottish Schools Digital Network, an ambitious programme of ICT and telecommunications developments for education in Scotland. The national schools’ intranet, known as Glow, will go live for every teacher and student in […]