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2007-New-Tools

New Tools
“Learn to Blog: Blog to Learn”

Published by:

Anne Davis
McDonough, Georgia, USA
Blog: http://anne.teachesme.com/

Bio
Anne Davis is an educator with over 20 years experience as an elementary classroom teacher, an instructional lead teacher, a reading specialist, and an instructional technology specialist. She currently works at Georgia State University in the Instructional Technology Center in the College of Education as an Information Systems Training Specialist. Anne has created numerous blogging projects with students and teachers over the past five years.

Bio Page
https://k12online07presenters.wikispaces.com/Anne+Davis

Presentation Title
“Learn to Blog: Blog to Learn”

Description
This presentation is for educators new to the world of blogging who wish to learn how to use blogs with students in a safe and teacher-controlled environment. It is also for current bloggers who desire a step-by-step example of how to introduce teachers to blogging. The focus will be on creating blogs combined with instructional uses and examples of web 2.0 tools integrated within the blogging. Blogmeister is a good starting point for beginners as it is free, not blocked, is safe, and there is a community of help support available as teachers are beginning the process of learning to blog. It can be a good place to start to show administrators and others the power of blogging and provide examples of why we need to have less blocking and more educating and empowering of our students and teachers. While Blogmeister is the focus a WordPress example blog will also be shared. This plan can be adapted to any blogging software.

Presentation
Original
http://k12online.wm.edu/learn.mov (~1min. Run Time; mov; 1.6 MB)
Audio only
http://k12online.wm.edu/learn.mp3 (~1min. Run Time; mp3; 1.3 MB)

Supporting Links
http://blogmeister.pbwiki.com/

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2007-New-Tools

New Tools
“Collaborative Concept Mapping – Breaking the Bounds of Location and Time… for $0.00 per Seat”

Published by:

Frank Pirrone
Buffalo, New York, USA
Blog: http://www.tona.wnyric.org/

Bio
The presenter has been involved with programming and computing since 1979, building and using early machines in the microcomputer revolution, as well as exploring a number of the more interesting programming languages. He has created applications for personal, commercial and educational use from that beginning to the present, including in his capacity as school district Technology Integrator.

Bio Page
https://k12online07presenters.wikispaces.com/Frank+Pirrone

Presentation Title
“Collaborative Concept Mapping – Breaking the Bounds of Location and Time… for $0.00 per Seat”

Description
This presentation will explore a Concept Mapping solution developed at University under funding by US government agencies. CMapServers are running around the world for accessing, publishing and collaborating in building Concept Maps. CMapTools, use of which can promote the development of high-order thinking skills, is a stand-alone application for developing Concept Maps that can be published to a CMapServer. These Concept Maps are capable of containing concept text and relationships, as well as rich multimedia elements and hyperlinks to other resources to support and inform the map.

Presentation
iPod ready
http://k12online.wm.edu/cmap-server.mp4(9:35min. Run Time; mpeg4; 21.3MB)
http://k12online.wm.edu/cmap-tools-iPod.mp4(9:19min. Run Time; mpeg4; 22.4MB)
Original
http://k12online.wm.edu/introduction.ogg (3:02min Run Time; ogg audio; 3.1MB)
http://k12online.wm.edu/rationale.ogg (3:59min Run Time; ogg audio; 4.3MB)
http://k12online.wm.edu/cmap-server-orig.mp4 (9:35min Run Time; mpeg4; 23MB)
http://k12online.wm.edu/cmap-tools-full.divx (33:49min Run Time; divx video; 277.7MB)
http://k12online.wm.edu/cmap-tools.divx (34:02min Run Time; divx video; 160MB)
Audio only
http://k12online.wm.edu/introduction.mp3 (3:02min Run Time; mp3; 2.8MB)
http://k12online.wm.edu/rationale.mp3 (3:58min Run Time; mp3; 3.6MB)
http://k12online.wm.edu/cmap-server.mp3 (9:35min Run Time; mp3; 8.8MB)

Supporting Links
Concept Map Theory
http://cmap.ihmc.us/Publications/ResearchPapers/TheoryCmaps/TheoryUnderlyingConceptMaps.htm

Concept Map White Papers
http://cmap.ihmc.us/Documentation/WhitePapers.php

Concept Map Documentation
http://cmap.ihmc.us/Documentation/

Concept Map Research and Publications
http://cmap.ihmc.us/Publications/

CMap FAQs
http://cmap.ihmc.us/Support/FAQs.php

CMap Help
http://cmap.ihmc.us/Support/Help/

CMap Support
http://cmap.ihmc.us/Support/

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2007-New-Tools

New Tools
“The Electric Slide! Twenty-First Century Style”

Published by:

Kurt Paccio
Northampton, Pennsylvania, USA
Blog: http://weblog.techruminations.org/

Bio
Kurt is an educator with over 14 years experience. Kurt is a Technology Director for a medium-sized school district in eastern Pennsylvania where he has worked for 5 years. Prior to that he was an Instructional Technology Specialist, teacher and coach in central Pennsylvania. Kurt’s interests include open source software, audio-visual integration, and digital video. Away from the keyboard Kurt enjoys American football at all levels, coaching youth athletics, and family activities with his wife and 3 children ages 4, 6, and 8. He is an avid St. Louis Ram’s fan.

Bio Page
https://k12online07presenters.wikispaces.com/Kurt+Paccio

James Gates
Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA
Blog: http://tipline.blogspot.com/

Bio
Jim has 32 years experience in public education. He has been teaching with and about computers since 1983. Jim maintains a tips blog at http://tipline.blogspot.com. His Internet column featured has won him both National Gold and National Bronze awards from the Parenting Publications of America. He has presented at the PETE&C conference in Hershey, PA and at the NECC conferences.

Bio Page
https://k12online07presenters.wikispaces.com/Jim+Gates

Presentation Title
“The Electric Slide! Twenty-First Century Style”

Description
Kurt and Jim will focus on two web 2.0 tools that we feel have the potential for immediate impact in the classroom. Kurt will show sPresent and Jim will show Splashcast. The main part will be to show how the site works, but at the end of the presentation Jim will talk about how they might look in the classroom by talking about using them for student assessments and for engaging students in the conversations about the content.

Presentation
iPod ready
http://k12online.wm.edu/ElectricSlidePart1_iPod.m4v (15:01min Run Time; m4v; 19.3MB)
http://k12online.wm.edu/electricslidepart2_iPod.mp4 (15:49min Run Time; M4p; 6.5MB)
Audio only
http://k12online.wm.edu/ElectricSlidePart1.mp3 (15:01min. Run Time; mp3; 7.3MB)
http://k12online.wm.edu/electricslidepart2.mp3 (15:49min. Run Time; mp3; 6.9MB)

Supporting Links
http://www.spresent.com/v2/
http://www.splashcast.net/

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2007-New-Tools

New Tools
“LMS 2.0 – Engaging Learners Using More Advanced Techniques and the Odd Mash-up inside Moodle”

Published by:

Jason Hando
Sydney, Australia
Blog: http://cleverlearning.blogspot.com/

Bio
Jason Hando is a teacher of Design and Computing subjects at Macarthur Anglican School in Sydney, Australia. Over the years he has filled many roles, the most important being Outreach Coordinator for the school, leading teams of students and staff overseas to help communities in developing countries and Head Teacher of the Technology Faculty, leading a team of inspirational teachers and developing innovative courses.

Bio Page
https://k12online07presenters.wikispaces.com/Jason+Hando

Presentation Title
“LMS 2.0 – Engaging Learners Using More Advanced Techniques and the Odd Mash-up inside Moodle”

Description
A series of screencasts showing people how to bend and stretch Moodle to allow for authentic, web 2.0 style, participatory engagement and learning for their students. These screencasts will be accompanied by support files where appropriate, such as backed-up Moodle courses that can be restored on people’s sites as well as any instructional material such as worksheets in pdf form. I’d also like to provide some way for people to screencast their own work in Moodle and share with the rest of the community – perhaps using screen-o-matic, a free screencasting tool that works from your browser. This will allow other people to share new ways they have used Moodle.

Presentation
iPod ready
http://k12online.wm.edu/handomoodlemashups.m4v (Run Time 7:04min; m4v; 13.2MB)
Audio only
http://k12online.wm.edu/handomoodlemashups.mp3 (7:04min Run Time; mp3; 1.6MB)

Supporting Links
Introduction: http://www.screencast.com/t/Z8XBVNe8IC
First Mashup– adding pageflakes: http://www.screencast.com/t/BasffBxUMAt
Slideshare mashup: http://www.screencast.com/t/WR7FfBfQai
Vuvox Mashup: http://www.screencast.com/t/h6MuGU6x

Moodle LMS
http://moodle.org/

Pageflakes
http://pageflakes.com/

Slideshare
http://slideshare.net/

Vuvox
http://vuvox.com/

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2007-New-Tools

New Tools
“Trailfire”

Published by:

April Chamberlain
Trussville, Alabama, USA
Blog: http://maythetechbewithyou.blogspot.com/

Bio
April Chamberlain has worked in education for 11 years as a 6th grade, 5th grade, 4th grade, computer lab teacher and now as Trussville City School’s District Technology Integration Specialist. Along with her day job, she spent the last two years as a Fellow in the Alabama Best Practice Center where she and ten other Fellows assisted in leading 40 schools in Alabama into the 21st Century. She has been selected as Second Mile teacher in all three of the schools in which she has taught.

Bio Page
https://k12online07presenters.wikispaces.com/April+Chamberlain

Presentation Title
“Trailfire”

Description
Have you ever been sent to a list of websites to find information, evaluate a tool, etc. but lose your path once you get there? Trailfire is the tool for you and those you work with. Trailfire is a free tool in which the “guide” leaves “marks” on specific websites that when combined create a trail relating to a specific topic. Trails can be public or private. Viewers can leave comments and also collaborate on the trail if created as a wiki trail. Not only can teachers use this tool to direct learning with students but also when working with other teachers to share knowledge. Students are also able to create trails to share their knowledge in place of the traditional report, poster, etc. Come join the trail with other educators!

Presentation
Audio only
http://k12online.wm.edu/Trailfire.mp3 (2:20min Run Time; mp3; 2.2MB)

Supporting Links
Part 2
http://www.trailfire.com/aprilpc/trails/47032

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2007-New-Tools

New Tools
“Second Life: K-20 Educators Exploring Virtual Worlds – Panel”

Published by:

Kevin Jarrett
Northfield, NJ, USA
Blog: http://www.storyofmysecondlife.com

Bio
Kevin is a K-4 Technology Facilitator at Northfield Community School in Northfield, NJ. He works closely with classroom teachers on engaging projects across the curriculum. Kevin also teaches online at Walden University’s Graduate School of Education. He has been exploring Second Life since March 2007 thanks to a $10,000 Faculty Excellence grant and expects to publish his findings in the fall.

Bio Page
http://www.ncs-tech.org/?page_id=956

Sylvia Martinez
Torrance, 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 enhance educational opportunities and enable youth voice.

Bio Page
https://k12online07presenters.wikispaces.com/Sylvia+Martinez

Presentation Title
“Second Life: K-20 Educators Exploring Virtual Worlds – Panel”

Description
In a modest two-story home in one corner of the metaverse, a group of K-20 educators, bloggers and futurists has gathered to build a community devoted to exploring the educational implications of the multi-user virtual environment (M.U.V.E.) known as Second Life. This panel presentation will focus on the educational uses of Second Life and its implications for K-20 education. Utilizing Voicethread.com, this presentation will include voice- and text-annotated comments by the presenters as well as visitors, extending the conversation in ways other presentations simply cannot!

Presentation
iPod ready
http://k12online.wm.edu/k20secondlife.mp4 (1:45:25 Run Time; mpeg4, 82.4MB)
Original
http://voicethread.com/share/8878/
Audio only
http://k12online.wm.edu/k20secondlife.mp3 (1:36:34 Run Time; mp3, 22.2 MB)

Supporting Links
http://www.secondlife.com

http://www.storyofmysecondlife.com/?p=116

http://www.storyofmysecondlife.com/?p=200

http://www.iste.org/secondlife

http://rampoislands.blogspot.com

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2007-New-Tools

New Tools
“Flat Agents of Change”

Published by:

Cheryl Oakes
Wells, ME, USA
Blog: http://www.cheryloakes.com/

Bio
Cheryl Oakes is currently a Content Coach for Technology K-12 in the Wells Ogunquit CSD, where she has taught for 10 years and previously as a K-4 technology integrator in the same district. Cheryl is a member of the Seedlings@bitbybit group, a member of WoW2, a Webhead and a Webcaster with the Worldbridges and Edtechtalk networks. Cheryl also blogs with the TechLearning.com/blog group. You can find her skiing in the snow or kayaking on any available waters in Maine.

Bio Page
https://k12online07presenters.wikispaces.com/Cheryl_Oakes

Bob Sprankle
Wells, ME, USA
Blog: http://www.bobsprankle.com/

Bio
Bob Sprankle is a Technology Integrator in Wells Elementary School in Wells, ME, USA. His students have received world-wide recognition for their “Room 208 Podcast.” Bob was awarded Maine’s Technology Teacher of the Year in 2006 from ACTEM. Bob has his own podcast, “Bit by Bit”, to help teachers incorporate technology into their classrooms. Both podcasts can be found at www.bobsprankle.com.

Bio Page
https://k12online07presenters.wikispaces.com/Bob+Sprankle


Alice Barr
Kennebunkport, Maine, USA
Blog: http://alicebarr.com/

Bio
Alice Barr is the instructional Technology Integrator for Yarmouth High School in Yarmouth, Maine. She facilitates a 1:1 laptop environment in grades 9 – 12. Alice also teachers in the summer at The University of Southern Maine and provides professional development sessions during the year. Alice is also a member of Seedlings@bitbybit

Bio Page
https://k12online07presenters.wikispaces.com/alicebarr

Presentation Title
“Flat Agents of Change”

Description
This presentation is for those folks who are starting out.
All participants will join our ning, seedlings@bitbybit.ning.com. Go to the address for the ning and follow the numbered steps with movies on how to join. The structure for our show will be displayed from the planning to the presentation on ning in order that any teacher could reproduce the journey in their own content or classroom area. By engaging the participants in the ning social network the conversations will continue, as well as the support to become a proficient podcaster and blogger. As with everything we do, we will talk about the purpose and how important this is to the final piece.

Presentation
Original
http://k12online.wm.edu/Start_with_a_tour.mov (1:32 min. Run Time; mov; 25.7 MB)
http://k12online.wm.edu/part1.mov (6:29min. Run Time; mov; 46.1MB)
http://k12online.wm.edu/part2.mov (4.20min. Run Time; mov; 30.4MB)
http://k12online.wm.edu/part2.1.mov (3:22min. Run Time; mov; 33.1MB)
http://k12online.wm.edu/part3.mov (2:29min. Run Time; mov; 17.6MB)
http://k12online.wm.edu/part5.mov (2:38min. Run Time; mov; 35.7MB)
Audio only
http://k12online.wm.edu/FlatAgentsofChange.mp3 (28:45 Run Time; mp3, 20 MB)
http://k12online.wm.edu/seedlingsflatagentsofchange.mp3

Join our presentation Ning at http://bitbybitseedlings.ning.com/

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2007-New-Tools

New Tools
“Oodles of Googles”

Published by:

Sharon Betts
Industry, Maine, USA
Blog: http://sharonsshare.blogspot.com

Bio
Sharon Betts is currently an Educational Technology Coordinator in Turner, Greene and Leeds,Maine, where she has worked for 3 years. Sharon has been in education for over 30 years, having taught at Iran Dokht, a girls’ high school in Iran, Dept. of Defense schools in Germany, and public schools in Ohio and Maine. She believes that technology should be a staple, not a privilege and is always striving to bring her passions, children and technology, together for the betterment of both. Sharon is a member of WoW2, Women of Web, the Webhead Class of 2006, and a Discovery and MarcoPolo Educator. She has presented on Open Source and web tools in education at local, state and national conferences. Her offline time is spent with her family and two leonbergers in the hills of Maine.

Bio Page
https://k12online07presenters.wikispaces.com/Sharon+Betts

Presentation Title
“Oodles of Googles”

Description
This presentation is for teachers that wish to move student writing projects from paper to the web. Google applications will be demonstrated as tools for simplifying and collaborating through the four steps of producing a writing project: Investigation – research; Preparation – organization;Presentation – the product; and Summation – reflection / feedback / archiving. These tools are free and available with only an internet connection. Many colleges and businesses are beginning to take their work online. See how easy it really is.

Presentation
Original
http://k12online.wm.edu/intro.mov (43 sec. Run Time; mov; 2 MB)
http://k12online.wm.edu/investigation.mov (3:33 min. Run Time; mov; 38 MB)
http://k12online.wm.edu/preparation.mov (2:10min. Run Time; mov; 26 MB)
http://k12online.wm.edu/presentation.mov (4:33 min. Run Time; mov; 28 MB)
http://k12online.wm.edu/summation.mov (2:38 min. Run Time; mov; 25 MB)
http://k12online.wm.edu/summation_student.mov (2:38 min. Run Time; mov; 18 MB)
Audio only
http://k12online.wm.edu/googling.mp3 (13:13 min. Run Time; mp3; 6 MB)

Supporting Links
http://googling.wikispaces.com

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2007-New-Tools

NEW TOOLS KEYNOTE
“More Than Cool Tools”

Published by:

Alan Levine Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
Blog: http://cogdogblog.com
Bio
Alan Levine is Vice President, Community and CTO for the New Media Consortium (NMC), an international consortium of more than 250 world-class universities, colleges, museums, research centers, and technology companies dedicated to using new technologies to inspire, energize, stimulate, and support learning and creative expression He is widely recognized nationally and internationally for expertise in the application of new technologies to educational environments and was a pioneer on the web going back to 1993. He has taken the dog theme to excess, appearing as one in Second Life, and will be circumnavigating Australia (not chasing dingoes) during the time of this conference.
Bio Page
http://cogdogblog.com/about/
Twitter: @cogdog

Brian Lamb Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Blog: http://weblogs.elearning.ubc.ca/brian/
Bio
Brian Lamb is Manager, Emerging Technologies and Digital Content with the Office of Learning Technology at The University of British Columbia. He teaches a course on “Text Technologies” for UBC’s Master of Educational Technology Program. He is also a Research Fellow with Utah State University’s Center for Open and Sustainable Learning. Brian maintains his weblog Abject Learning http://weblogs.elearning.ubc.ca/brian/, where he mutters ll-tempered observations on social learning, open education, disruptive technologies and other such things.
Bio Page
http://careo.elearning.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?Brian_Lamb
Twitter: @brlamb

D’Arcy Norman Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Blog: http://www.darcynorman.net
Bio
D’Arcy is an educational technology developer at the Teaching and Learning Centre, at The University of Calgary. He has been playing with educational technology in one form or another since the early days of the Vic20, and currently spends much of his professional time developing content and crafting tools for faculty and students to use to support their practices of teaching and learning.
Bio Page
http://www.darcynorman.net/about/
Twitter: @dlnorman

Presentation Title “More Than Cool Tools”
Description
There is no shortage of “Cool New Web Tools” out there and all three of us are guilty as charged for presenting them to teachers via the firehose effect. In our session, we will begin with a nostalgic nod to our presentation past where just 3 years ago we were talking up “Small Pieces Loosely Joined” – blogs, wikis, and a little RSS. Now there is so much more, almost too much. So we may talk about some cool tools, but more at a level of looking at the affordances which make them compelling, and why these and future breeds of tools and platforms matter to K12 teachers.

Presentation:

iPod ready http://k12online.wm.edu/K12Online_MoreThanCoolTools_ipod.mp4 (53:45 Run Time; mpeg4, 71.8MB)
Originalhttp://k12online.wm.edu/K12Online_MoreThanCoolTools_full.mov (53:45 Run Time; mov, 415.2 MB)
Audio only
http://k12online.wm.edu/K12Online_MoreThanCoolTools_full.mp3 (53:35 Run Time; mp3, 6.2 MB)
Supporting Links http://morethancooltools.wikispaces.com/

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2007-New-Tools

New Tools
“Cell Phones as Classroom Learning Tools”

Published by:

Liz Kolb
Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
Blog: http://toytotool.blogspot.com

Bio
Liz Kolb spent 7 years as a classroom social studies teacher,high school technology coordinator and integration specialist. She is now an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Madonna University in Michigan as well as finishing her PhD in Learning Technologies at University of Michigan. She teaches courses for both preservice and inservice teachers concerning technology integration in schools. For more information on her background, please see her virtual CV at http://sitemaker.umich.edu/kolb_504.

Bio Page
https://k12online07presenters.wikispaces.com/Liz+Kolb

Presentation Title
“Cell Phones as Classroom Learning Tools”

Description
This presentation focuses on ways to connect students’ favorite digital toy with classroom learning. Cell phones have the capability to become the “Swiss army knife” for student research and organization. First, we explore using cell phones as data collection tools: audio recorders, digital cameras, and digital camcorders. Additionally, we consider how classroom projects can be developed for cell phones: creating ring tones, text messaging, mobile WebPages, and mobile surveys. Finally, we contemplate the future features of cell phones and how those features play a role in learning.

Presentation
iPod ready
http://k12online.wm.edu/K12_Kolb_Cell.mp4 (1:10:00 Run Time; m4v; 176 MB)
Original
http://k12online.wm.edu/K12_Kolb_Cell.mov (1:10:00 Run Time; mov; 298 MB)
Audio only
http://k12online.wm.edu/K12_Kolb_Cell.mp3 (1:10:00 Run Time; mp3; 81 MB)

Supporting Links
http://cellphonesinlearning.wikispaces.com

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