Archive for the ‘2007’ Category

Congratulations to the Help Desk Committee!

Without a doubt, the K12 Online Conference was an enormous success. Tens of thousands of educators from around the world came together to share, learn, and collaborate. As any conference organizer knows, an immense amount of work goes into making an event run smoothly, and the Help Desk committee truly did a phenomenal job of […]

Professional Learning Networks
“Online Professional Development”

Jeff Utecht Shanghai, China Blog: http://www.thethinkingstick.com/ and http://www.utechtips.com/ Bio Jeff Utecht is an international educator currently working in Shanghai, China. Prior to Shanghai. Jeff has presented at both Administrative conferences and Teacher conferences around Asia and the Far East. Recently he helped to successfully organize the Learning 2.0 conference in Shanghai, China. The first technology […]

Obstacles to Opportunities
“Starting From Scratch: Framing Change for All Stakeholders”

Ben Wilkoff Denver, Co, USA Blog: http://yongesonne.edublogs.org Bio Ben Wilkoff is a 7th/8th grade Language Arts teacher at Cresthill Middle School in Colorado (a Denver suburb). He has been immersed in the world of school 2.0 ever since he started reading Will Richardson’s blog in 2004, and he was recently awarded the Totally Wired Teacher […]

Professional Learning Networks
“EdTechTalk: A Network of Homegrown Webcasters”

Alex Ragone New York, NY, USA Blog: http://www.learning-blog.org/ Bio Alex Ragone is the Director of Technology at Collegiate School, a K-12 boys school in New York City. Arvind and Alex host a weekly web radio show at www.edtechtalk.com that explores the intersection of education and technology. Bio Page http://www.learning-blog.org/about/ Arvind Grover New York, NY, USA […]

Obstacles to Opportunities
“Creating a Paradigm Shift in Technology”

Shawn Nutting Trussville, AL, USA Blog: http://www.trussvillecityschools.com/Teachers/Shawn.Nutting/default.aspx Bio Shawn, Dir.of Tech. for Trussville City, IT for 20 years. Published in Business Week Online,T.H.E.Journal, AL Best Practice Center’s WorkingToward Excellence, Access Control&Security Systems. Presenter at AETC, T+L, NECC, and SITE. CNS degree from ITT tech. District V rep. to the AETA, state committee child Internet safety, […]

Professional Learning Networks
“Changing a System: Network Centric Learning Communities”

James Folkestad Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA Blog: http://switchspace.blogspot.com/ Bio James Folkestad is an Associate Professor at Colorado State University (CSU). He earned his Ph.D. from Texas A&M in Educational Human Resource Development (EHRD) in 1996 and has taught at CSU since 1997. He is currently teaching a course on educational technology within […]

Obstacles to Opportunities
“Web 2.0 Share the Adventure”

Sylvia Martinez Los Angeles, CA, USA Blog: http://blog.genyes.com/ Bio Sylvia Martinez is president of Generation YES, working to empower students in K-12 schools through digital technology. Sylvia has designed educational games, curriculum, and online experiences for teachers and students. Sylvia speaks and writes on subjects such as the use of technology, simulations and games to […]

Obstacles to Opportunities
“Acceptable Use and the Web 2.0”

Joseph Bires Trenton, NJ USA Blog: http://www.edtechleadership.com/wordpress2/ Bio Joseph J. Bires is the Supervisor of Technology for the Marlboro Township School District. Prior to Marlboro, he was the technology coordinator for the Manville School District. He possesses over nine years experience as a technology leader and teacher in K-12 education. He earned a masters degree […]

Professional Learning Networks
“Expanding Horizons – Engaging the Adult Members of your Community (Teachers, Administrators, and Parents) through the Use of Personal/Professional Learning Networks”

Vinnie Vrotny Winnetka, IL, USA Blog: http://vvrotny.edublogs.org/ Bio Vinnie is the Director of Academic Technology at North Shore Country Day School, a JK through 12th grade independent school located north of Chicago, IL, US. As the school’s use of technology has grown, so has Vinnie’s role. Currently as a teacher, his “students” are not only […]

Professional Learning Networks
“Webcasting for Educators: Expanding the Conversation”

Jen Wagner Corona, CA USA Blog: http://www.technospud.com/blog/ Bio Jennifer Wagner: After 17 years as a TechCoordinator, Teacher, Webmaster, etc etc……Jennifer recently has moved into the wonderful world of being a part of the IT/Help Desk at a prviate school in Southern California. Jennifer hosts 7 Online Projects (at Technospud Projects.com) during each school year for […]