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2006- Basic Advanced Training

Basic/Advanced Training
“Wiki While You Work (Basic)”

Published by:

Mark Wagner
Irvine, California, USA
http://www.edtechlife.com/

Presentation Title
“Wiki While You Work (Basic)”

Bio
A former high school English teacher, Mark has since served as an educational technology coordinator at Estancia High School, the Newport-Mesa Unified School District, and the Orange County Department of Education. He now serves as the president of the Educational Technology and Life Corporation, which provides professional development and consulting services to schools, districts, and other educational institutions. Mark has a masters degree in cross-cultural education. He is also working towards a PhD in Educational Technology at Walden University, and expects to complete his dissertation in early 2007.

Description
Wikis: webpages anyone can edit! Powerful collaboration tools for students and teachers, wikis can be used for individual and group projects, teacher and class webpages, professional development, and much more. This session briefly introduces participants to the Read/Write Web, and to wikis in particular. A live demonstration of wikispaces.org and wikipedia.org will illustrate that… “If you can use a word processor, you can use a wiki.” This will be supported by an overview of best practices and inspirational examples of actual student and teacher wikis. These will include wikis student wikis, group wikis, teacher wikis, class wikis, and wikis used for teacher collaboration and professional development. The session will leave participants inspired to take their next steps with educational wikis, whatever their level”¦ exploring wikis for the first time, ready to implement new best practices, or ready to innovate and lead the way. The session will include creation of a wiki that participants can use to collaborate following the end of the session

Presentation
http://k12online.wm.edu/WikiWhileYouWork.mov

Supporting Links
http://wikiwhileyouwork.wikispaces.com/

2006- Basic Advanced Training

Basic/Advanced Training
“Moodling Around: A Virtual Tour (Basic)”

Published by:

Karen Richardson
Williamsburg, VA, USA
http://www.ivyrun.com/

Presentation Title
“Moodling Around: A Virtual Tour (Basic)”

Bio
Karen has been working in educational technology in various roles for nearly 20 years. Currently, she directs a grant project in Virginia related to school administrators and educational technology leadership. In addition, Karen serves as an adjunct with the College of William and Mary. She has been using Moodle for several years now as part of her work.

Description
This presentation will have two parts: a screencast that will provide a virtual tour of the presenter’s Moodle site and a podcast with Brenda Cowling, an instructional technology resource teacher who has introduced Moodle in her school division. Finally, since most of the courses on this site allow guest access, conference participants will be able to do their own exploring.

Presentation
http://k12online.wm.edu/moodle01/moodle.html

2006- Basic Advanced Training

Basic/Advanced Training
“RSS for Educators (Advanced)”

Published by:

Quentin D’Souza
Ajax, Ontario, Canada
Blog: http://www.teachinghacks.com/

Presentation Title
“RSS for Educators (Advanced)”

Bio
Quentin D’Souza is an Elementary Resource Teacher in the Academic Information and Communication Technology Department at the Toronto Catholic District School Board, which is responsible for over 80,000 students in Toronto, Canada. He helps teachers and administrators to improve the quality of education that they can deliver to their students through the use of technology. Quentin has written numerous articles that have appeared in print and online. He has presented focused technology seminars, workshops, and multi-day events both locally and provincially. He has developed curriculum and resources for the Ontario Ministry of Education, ILC/TV Ontario, Harcourt Canada, The Learning Partnership and other organizations. Quentin has worked as an online mentor, developed/taught online and blended courses, and moderated online discussions.
You can keep up with Quentin’s activities and writing by visiting his blog at http://www.teachinghacks.com./

Description
This presentation will discuss the use of Rich Site Summary (RSS) feeds in classroom situations as both teaching and learning tools. Starting from the basics of setting up an online feed reader, we will move to the use of RSS in weblogs, collaborative bookmarks, content sharing, for research, and audio and video delivery to the classroom.

There are three components to this session:

  1. The main content of this session will be a 45 minute screencast presentation – RSS Ideas for Educators.
  2. This session is supported by a PDF document (48 pgs, 741 KB), which builds upon the screencast presentation and extends it into a number of Web 2.0 applications.
  3. Visit the wiki for this session which outlines the ideas identified in the PDF document. Attendees are encouraged to add ideas to the wiki or develop ideas that are already there.

Presentation
http://k12online.wm.edu/part1/part1.html
http://k12online.wm.edu/part2/part2.html

Supporting Links
http://www.teachinghacks.com/podpress_trac/web/269/0/100ideasWeb2educators.pdf
http://www.teachinghacks.com/wiki2/

2006- Basic Advanced Training

Basic/Advanced Training
“Getting to Know Flickr (Basic)”

Published by:

Jeff Utecht
Shanghai, China
http://www.thethinkingstick.com/
http://www.utechtips.com/

Presentation Title
“Getting to Know Flickr (Basic)”

Bio
Jeff Utecht is an international educator currently working in Shanghai, China. Prior to Shanghai, Jeff worked in Saudi Arabia and Washington State. Jeff received a Teacher Leadership Project grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in 2001 and his MS in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on Technology in 2004. Jeff has presented at the Near East South Asia teacher’s conference and has been involved in staff development trainings for the past 6 years. Living and working within the international community has given Jeff first hand experience of the “flattening of our world.” From the wireless deserts of the Arabian Peninsula to the fast paced changes in mainland China, Jeff provides a global perspective on technology and education. At present, Jeff maintains several sites including saschinaonline.org, pudongnervecentral.com, and oversees the operation of teentek.com.

Description
Flickr.com is a social photo sharing site. Each user gets 20mb of free uploads a month, with a public and secure side to the site. Teachers can decide just how much privacy they need. One can password protect a site so only parents can view pictures, or share them with a world audience. An easy interface and plenty of options makes flickr.com a leading site in social photo sharing.

Presentation
http://k12online.wm.edu/usingflickr/usingflickr.html

2006- Basic Advanced Training

Basic/Advanced Training
“RSS- A Four Part Series(Basic/Advanced)”

Published by:

James Gates
Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA
Blog: http://tipline.blogspot.com/
Kurt Paccio
Blog: http://weblog.techruminations.org/

Presentation Title
“RSS- A Four Part Series(Basic/Advanced)”

Bio
James is an Instructional Technology Trainer for an Intermediate Unit in PA. Kurt Paccio, the co-presenter, is the Technology Director for a public school also in PA. The ‘Web 2.0′ evolution has been exciting for this pair of presenters and they have had the opportunity to teach many classes about it.

Description
Using screencasts, Mr Paccio and Mr. Gates will present a four-part series designed to teach the new learner about RSS. The presentation will start with how to set up an account and subscribe in Bloglines. Part two will take the idea of subscribing and apply it to Netvibes and Pageflakes. Part Three will show how Del.icio.us works and introduce the idea of tags. It will also show how to subscribe to tags in del.icio.us in Bloglines and show how to obtain the public address for the feedroll there. Finally, in part four, they’ll tie it all together and show how the for: tag in del.icio.us can be used by students to help feed sites to the teacher’s account which in turn gets posted to the public address in Bloglines. Each section should be a stand alone module, but together they paint a picture of an automated way for students and teachers to share web resources.

Presentation
http://k12online.wm.edu/rss4partseries/indexrss.html

2006- Basic Advanced Training

Basic/Advanced Training
“Publish your podcast in less than five minutes using Taking It Global.”

Published by:

Robert Karulas
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Blog: http://evolvingmedia.blogspot.com/

Presentation Title
“Publish your podcast in less than five minutes using Taking It Global.”

Bio
Robert Karulas has been teaching for 9 years. He is a teacher at Oakridge Jr. Public School in Toronto, Canada. Since mid 2005, he has been blogging and podcasting. He is an educator who is passionate about learning, and about guiding the learning of his students. His focus is to assist students in the development of their information literacy and communication skills.

Description
Upload your audio files directly to each blog post i.e. one-click publishing of podcasts. There is currently no limitation on the number of files you can upload! The only limitations are that each file uploaded to a blog post must be mp3 format and must be less than 4MB. A good rule of thumb with mp3 files is that each MB is approximately equivalent to one minute of audio. This is the easiest, free, web-based method of publishing podcasts. If I was just starting out, I would start here. For more information contact Luke Walker (Email: luke@takingitglobal.org)

Presentation
High Resolution
http://k12online.wm.edu/1_intro.mov
http://k12online.wm.edu/2_signup.mov
http://k12online.wm.edu/3_publish.mov
Low Resolution
http://k12online.wm.edu/1_intro_ipod.mp4
http://k12online.wm.edu/2_signup_ipod.mp4
http://k12online.wm.edu/3_publish_ipod.mp4

Supporting Links
http://www.tig.org/

2006- Basic Advanced Training

Basic/Advanced Training
“All About Internet Audio (Advanced)”

Published by:

Lee Baber
Shenandoah Valley, VA, USA
Blog: http://web.mac.com/lbaber/iWeb/LeeBaber/Blog/Blog.html

Presentation Title
“All About Internet Audio(Advanced)”

Bio
Lee has a degree in Production Management and Music with a focus on Audio Engineering. She has managed the UMBC recording studio called Studio 508, started the Blue Ridge Recording studio in Shenandoah Valley, VA, and has had clients such as National Geographic and General Electric as well as hundreds of remote recording projects. Lee currently teaches Computer Literacy and 2D Art to 8th graders and utilizes audio and multimedia for almost all their projects.

Description
This session will introduce participants to a variety of audio recording applications and hardware one can use for audio to be used on the computer. It will cover topics such as “Basic Audio Editing in Audacity” to “Compression – Whats the Big Squeeze?” Learning what to use and how to end up with good signal to noise ratio, how to edit at a variety of levels (compression, multitrack, panning, eq, boost, trim, conversion), how to create everything from a simple webpage to more advanced flash players to house the audio for internet use to name just a few topics we will cover.

Presentation
http://www.newmediaguides.com/files/LeeBaberK12online.mp3
http://www.newmediaguides.com/Audio

2006- Basic Advanced Training

Basic/Advanced Training
“TIGed Basics: A Beginners Guide to
Social Networking in the Classroom (Basic)”

Published by:

Luke Walker
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
http://www.tiged.org 

Presentation Title
“TIGed Basics: A Beginners Guide to Social Networking in the Classroom(Basic)”

Bio
Luke is the Education Program Manager at TakingITGlobal, a Canadian charity focused on empowering young people to learn about and take action on global social issues. Luke has presented at education-related conferences around North America and throughout the world.

Description
Luke will lead viewers through the basics of TakingITGlobal’s TIGed.org environment, a secure virtual classroom and collaboration space that focuses on global education. TIGed combines blogs, podcasts, photo sharing, mapping tools, and live and asynchronous discussion tools with TakingITGlobal.org’s thriving community of 125,000 young global leaders. The presentation will be appropriate for those who are new to TIGed, or new to social networking altogether. All participants will be provided with access to TIGed, and will be challenged to find and share creative uses of the tool.

Presentation (all files should be linked from index but are listed here as a back-up)
http://k12online.wm.edu/tiged/tiged/index.html
http://k12online.wm.edu/tiged/tiged/tig.html
http://k12online.wm.edu/tiged/tiged/introtiged.html
http://k12online.wm.edu/tiged/tiged/signup.html
http://k12online.wm.edu/tiged/tiged/maps.html
http://k12online.wm.edu/tiged/tiged/chat.html
http://k12online.wm.edu/tiged/tiged/collab.html
http://k12online.wm.edu/tiged/tiged/tigeddb.html
http://k12online.wm.edu/tiged/tiged/edcentral.html

2006- Basic Advanced Training

BASIC/ADVANCED TRAINING KEYNOTE
“I Did Not Know You Could do THAT with Free Web Tools”

Published by:

Alan Levine
Phoenix, Arizona
Blog: http://cogdogblog.com
Twitter: @cogdog

Presentation Title
“I Did Not Know You Could do THAT with Free Web Tools”
….. a web dispersed presentation of unleashed potential for the 2006 K12Online Conference

Bio
Alan Levine is the Director of Member & Technology Resources for the New Media Consortium (NMC, (http://www.nmc.org/). Before this, he spent 14 years evangelizing technology for the Maricopa Community Colleges, where he first hosted a web server back in 1993 on a Mac SE/30. While at Maricopa, Alan was a key contributor to significant efforts such as Ocotillo, a faculty-led initiative that promotes innovation and drives change, created the Maricopa Learning eXchange (MLX), a virtual warehouse of innovation that pioneered the use of RSS in syndicating learning object content, and developed Feed2JS, an open source software shared for allowing people to easily incorporate RSS content into web pages. Alan works from home in Phoenix, Arizona and publishes his work on CogDogBlog (http://cogdogblog.com/)

Presentation
There are more than enough blogs, conference presentations, and Big Name EduPundits, extolling the future of the Read/Write web tools like blogs and wikis (hey, they are almost “old” technologies in internet time!). Here, I am trying to demonstrate some lesser known things that you can do with common web tools or some specialized web tools that do things that would perhaps spark the interest of an educator. The only requirement is it must be completely free to use. The bits I have cooked up include:

All of these will be intensely interconnected. Each one actually uses the tool of the topic as the presentation platform (flickr is demo-ed in flickr, del.icio.us content is hosted in a del.icio.us tag set…) While billed as “Advanced/Basic Training”, rather than providing 1-2-3 recipes for these sites, this “presentation” assembles a varied collection of what is possible, with the examples and linked resources where available. I tend to aim for a more exploration mode of presenting than just showing and nothing shown requires advanced technical skill.

Finally, for each section, I am linking to an open WikiSpaces site where I invite you to add more examples, ideas, etc. Let’s see what we can build.

To get started, my intro about web video tools is of course… sitting in a web video site, YouTube: I Did Not Know You Could Do THAT With Free Web Tools!

For the YouTube-less, a QuickTime version is now available at
http://cogdogblog.com/stuff/k12online06/k12online-you-tube.mov

You can find the next step in the presentation there, or from the presentation wikispace: http://cogdog.wikispaces.com/k12online06

2006- Basic Advanced Training

Basic/Advanced Training
“Blog if You Love Learning: An Introduction to Weblogs in Education (Basic)”

Published by:

Mark Wagner
Irvine, California, USA
Blog: http://www.edtechlife.com
Twitter: @markwagner

Bio
A former high school English teacher, Mark has since served as an educational technology coordinator at Estancia High School, the Newport-Mesa Unified School District, and the Orange County Department of Education. He now serves as the president of the Educational Technology and Life Corporation, which provides professional development and consulting services to schools, districts, and other educational institutions. Mark has a masters degree in cross-cultural education. He is also working towards a PhD in Educational Technology at Walden University, and expects to complete his dissertation in early 2007.

Presentation Title
“Blog if You Love Learning: An Introduction to Weblogs in Education (Basic)”

Powerful teaching and learning tools for both students and teachers, blogs can be used for student reflection, class webpages, professional development, and much more. This session briefly introduces participants to the read/write web, and to weblogs, or blogs, specifically. A live demonstration of WordPress will illustrate that… “If you can email, you can blog.” This will be supported by an overview of best practices and inspirational examples of actual student and teacher weblogs. These will include individual student reflections and learning logs, team blogs used for group work, teacher blogs, class blogs, blogs used for professional development, and blogs used to reach out to parents and the community. The session will leave participants inspired to take their next steps with educational blogging, whatever their level”¦ just beginning their own blogging journey, ready for their students to join them, ready to implement new best practices, or ready to innovate and lead the way.

Presentation

Originally posted on:
http://k12online.wm.edu/BlogIfYouLoveLearning.mov

Supporting Links
http://blogifyoulovelearning.wikispaces.com/