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2007-Obstacles-To-Opps

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

Published by:

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 of 2007 award by Edutopia Magazine. Ben has also designed a school 2.0 within a school model called The Academy of Discovery.

Bio Page
https://k12online07presenters.wikispaces.com/Ben+Wilkoff

Presentation Title
“Starting From Scratch: Framing Change for All Stakeholders”

Description
Starting from Scratch tells the story of education transformation. Its point of view is the classroom, with all of its eccentricities and complications. The characters are students, teachers, administrators, and parents, with all of their hopes and fears vying for attention. Its plot shows measured steps down the path of real change. This presentation chronicles one educator’s experience with crafting a voice at the intersection of research, pedagogy, and technology. It outlines a way forward for teachers who recognize the obstacles to opportunity and still want to press on.

Presentation
iPod ready
http://k12online.wm.edu/StaringFromScratch.m4v
Original
http://k12online.wm.edu/StaringFromScratch.mp4
Audio only
http://k12online.wm.edu/StaringFromScratch.mp3

Supporting Links
Academy of Discovery Portal
http://academyofdiscovery.com

Discourse about Discourse Blog
http://yongesonne.edublogs.org

Discourse about Discourse Podcast
http://bhwilkoff.podomatic.com

A screencast on Framing Change for Students
http://tinyurl.com/3alt8a

A screencast on The Academy of Discovery Wiki
http://tinyurl.com/2nprgk

http://k12online.wm.edu/StartingFromScratchCompanion.pdf
http://k12online.wm.edu/AuthenticLearning.pdf
http://k12online.wm.edu/101Resourcesver2.pdf

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Obstacles to Opportunities
“Creating a Paradigm Shift in Technology”

Published by:

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, member of SSA, ISTE, and IEEE. In 2007 awarded the Chiquita Marbury award.

Bio Page
https://k12online07presenters.wikispaces.com/Shawn+Nutting

Presentation Title
“Creating a Paradigm Shift in Technology”

Description
What if you worked for a dream system? With a Superintendent & BOE whose focus is technology and professional development. Would it be a utopian and collaborative environment with teachers and students engaged with Web 2.0 tools? Not necessarily. Having open Internet access and a 1:1 computer initiative is not necessarily the key to engagement. A core cultural change must take place where students, teachers, administration and the community support technology in the curriculum. This presentation will share how we overcame many obstacles, created opportunities, and our current obstacles.

Presentation
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http://k12online.wm.edu/k12online_2007.mov
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http://k12online.wm.edu/k1207.mp3

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Obstacles to Opportunities
“Web 2.0 Share the Adventure”

Published by:

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 enhance educational opportunities and enable youth voice.

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

Presentation Title
“Web 2.0 Share the Adventure”

Description
For many teachers, Web 2.0 tools offer exciting opportunities for students to express themselves and take command of technology that stretches the mind and reaches outside school walls. For some teachers, these tools are like trying to take a drink of water from a fire hose – endlessly expanding into a bewildering array of choices. It’s a daunting task to figure out all the options with Web 2.0 tools and choose the “best” one to introduce to students. But why should you have all the fun!? Share your Learning Adventure 2.0 with your students and you will all benefit from the experience.

Presentation
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http://k12online.wm.edu/k12web20withstudentssession2.m4v
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Obstacles to Opportunities
“Acceptable Use and the Web 2.0”

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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 in computers in education with a concentration in technology leadership from Columbia University. He is currently a student in the doctorate program in educational leadership and technology at the University of Delaware.

Bio Page
https://k12online07presenters.wikispaces.com/Joe+Bires

Presentation Title
“Acceptable Use and the Web 2.0”

Description
In this presentation, the participants will discuss how the use of Web 2.0 technologies has challenged and changed the concept of acceptable use. The presenter will suggest ways to balance protecting students, teachers, and schools from the dangers of the Internet, while still integrating Web 2.0 technologies into the K-12 curriculum. Also, philosophical issues of acceptable use will be discussed such as identity and transparency. Finally, practical suggestions will be shared to help every teacher and administrator.

Presentation
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http://k12online.wm.edu/lbires.mp3

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Obstacles to Opportunities
“Me blog? No way!!!”

Published by:

John Pearce
Geelong, Victoria, Australia
Blog: http://johnp.wordpress.com/

Bio
John Pearce is a primary, (elementary), school teacher in Geelong, Victoria, Australia. He has been working with blogs and other web 2.0 tools both with his students and personally for a number of years. Drawing on these experiences he has presented at numerous face to face conferences as well as at the 2006 K-12 Conference. In 2006 he was awarded one of the 14 Australian Microsoft Innovative Teachers Award.

Bio Page
https://k12online07presenters.wikispaces.com/John+Pearce

Presentation Title
“Me blog? No way!!!”

Description
Arguably blogging and the whole web 2.0 experience has been one of the most significant growth areas in the use of computers world wide. Indeed the opportunities that this environment offers to education seems endless. Why is it that there are far more teachers who are yet to explore this environment than those that have? Even worse why are some even actively shying away from using these tools. This presentation looks in a light hearted but serious way at some of the reasons used by the blog averse. Some counterpoints to such reasoning will be discussed in the presentation and participants will also be able to continue the discussion via a dedicated blog. Come on in and check out the characters involved and see if you have some of them at your place.

Presentation
iPod ready
http://k12online.wm.edu/1_intro.m4v
http://k12online.wm.edu/2_meblognowayfull.m4v
http://k12online.wm.edu/3_safety.m4v
http://k12online.wm.edu/4_timetable.m4v
http://k12online.wm.edu/5_trial.m4v
http://k12online.wm.edu/6_copyright.m4v
http://k12online.wm.edu/7_pumped.m4v
Original
http://k12online.wm.edu/Intro.web.mov
http://k12online.wm.edu/meblognowayweb.mov
http://k12online.wm.edu/safetywebtitle.mov
http://k12online.wm.edu/timetableweb2.mov
http://k12online.wm.edu/trialweb.mov
http://k12online.wm.edu/copyrightweb.mov
http://k12online.wm.edu/pumpedweb.mov
Audio only
http://k12online.wm.edu/noway.mp3

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http://meblognoway.edublogs.org/

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Obstacles to Opportunities
“Pushing the Envelope or How to Integrate Web 2.0 Tools on a Shoestring”

Published by:

Lisa Durff
Hagerstown, Maryland, USA
Blog: http://durffsblog.blogspot.com/

Bio
Mrs Durff is a PreK – 12th grade teacher and media center specialist at a private, Christian school in Hagerstown, Maryland, USA. She currently teaches computer to 3rd grade – 8th grade, Study Skills to 7th grade, & facilitates Spanish 1 & 2. She podcasts with Kindergarten and 1st grade weekly, facilitates an after school Open Computer Lab once per week, & hopes to start a S.W.A.T. (Students Working to Advance Technology) team at her school this year.

Bio Page
https://k12online07presenters.wikispaces.com/Lisa+Durff+Bio

Presentation Title
“Pushing the Envelope or How to Integrate Web 2.0 Tools on a Shoestring”

Description
Practical ideas on how to implement web 2.0 within the price range.

Presentation
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http://k12online.wm.edu/pushing.mp4
Original
http://k12online.wm.edu/Pushing.wmv
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http://k12online.wm.edu/Pushing_the_Envelope.wmv.MP3

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Obstacles to Opportunities
“The Technology Specialist as Teacher Leader: Strategies to Ensure Successful Technology Integration and Student Learning in Schools”

Published by:

Patrick Ledesma
Fairfax, Virginia, USA

Bio
Patrick Ledesma is a School Based Technology Specialist (SBTS) and National Board Certified Teacher in Fairfax County, Virginia, where he helps teachers and students integrate technology in the classroom. He is currently in the Ph.D. program at George Mason University.

Bio Page
https://k12online07presenters.wikispaces.com/Patrick+Ledesma

Presentation Title
“The Technology Specialist as Teacher Leader: Strategies to Ensure Successful Technology Integration and Student Learning in Schools”

Description
Successful technology integration in schools requires more than just advocating technology. Technology integration requires instructional understanding, administrative collaboration. and professional development. This knowledge must be combined with an understanding of student needs, school culture, and current education issues. Technology leadership is instructional leadership, and in his presentation Patrick will review strategies that help the technology specialist balance the numerous hardware, software, training, and instructional issues while keeping a focus on student impact.

Presentation
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http://k12online.wm.edu/ledesma.mp4
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http://k12online.wm.edu/Ledesma.mov
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http://k12online.wm.edu/ledesma.mp3

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Obstacles to Opportunities
Crossing the Copyright Boundary in the Digital Age”

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Karen Richardson
Williamsburg, Virginia, USA
Blog: http://witchyrichy.wordpress.com

Bio
Karen is a full-time doctoral student in Curriculum and Educational Technology at the College of William and Mary. She also serves as an adjunct instructor at the College. Her “real” work varies from helping school divisions update technology plans to working with principals who are learning about their roles in the integration process to providing ftf and online workshops on a variety of tech topics. She is the chair of the Board of Directors of the Virginia Society for Technology and Education.

Bio Page
https://k12online07presenters.wikispaces.com/Karen+Work+Richardson

Presentation Title
“Crossing the Copyright Boundary in the Digital Age”

Description
Copyright used to be only a problem to teachers as they tried to figure out what they could and could not use. Some just gave up and crossed their fingers. Multimedia projects loaded onto websites only made it worse because now it really did matter where you got it. Fortunately, just as the web has facilitated file sharing, it has also given birth to new ideas about copyright and how we can make the rules more user-friendly. This presentation will briefly review current copyright law, but it will focus primarily on a new trend called Creative Commons that puts power in the hands of both the creator and the consumer, who is, by the way, probably also a creator. The copyright boundary has been breached and teachers and students should be stepping through!

Presentation
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http://k12online.wm.edu/copyrightintro.m4v
Original
http://k12online.wm.edu/copyrightintro.mp4
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http://k12online.wm.edu/copyrightintro.mp3

Supporting Links
http://witchyrichy.wikispaces.com/copyright
http://del.icio.us/witchyrichy/copyright

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OBSTACLES TO OPPORTUNITIES KEYNOTE
“The Why’s and Wherefores”

Published by:

Brian Crosby
Sparks, Nevada, USA
Blog: http://www.learningismessy.com/blog/
Twitter: @bcrosby

Bio
Brian Crosby, an elementary teacher for 26 years, teaches fifth 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. His award winning student produced video about including a classmate has been downloaded thousands of times. Brian teaches several popular tech classes for teachers. You can try keeping up with him on his blog “Learning Is Messy” at http://www.learningismessy.com/blog/.

Bio Page

https://k12online07presenters.wikispaces.com/Brian+Crosby

Presentation Title “The Why’s and Wherefores”
Description
Using what is happening in my classroom as a backdrop, we’ll endeavor to provide reasons, methods and rationale during our time here that support integration of 21st century tools in education. We will share a few tools and methods that you may not have access to, but much of what you will see is probably available at your school site … you just don’t know it yet.

Presentation:

iPod ready http://k12online.wm.edu/bcrosby.mp4
Original http://k12online.wm.edu/bcrosby.movhttp://k12online.wm.edu/bcrosby_ lowres.mov
Audio only
http://k12online.wm.edu/bcrosby.mp3

Supporting Links
Sir Ken Robinson TED Talk video http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/66
Math Magician http://oswego.org/ocsd-web/games/mathmagician/maths1.html
Dance Mat Typing http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/typing/
Class Blog http://classblogmeister.com/blog.php?blogger_id=65078
Links to Class Videos http://www.learningismessy.com/video.htm
Class Wiki Page http://crosbyclass.wikispaces.com/
Animal Ark Wiki Project http://crosbyprojects.wikispaces.com/Animal+Ark
Our Flickr Page http://www.flickr.com/photos/34879177@N00/
Teacher Tube http://www.youtube.com/
Inclusion Video http://www.arisleyschool.org/Inclusion.mov
Skype conferencing software http://skype.com/

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Obstacles to Opportunities
“Challenging Assumptions About Technology Professional Development”

Published by:

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 enhance educational opportunities and enable youth voice.

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

Presentation Title
“Challenging Assumptions About Technology Professional Development”

Description
Forty years after the invention of the personal computer, schools still find themselves begging teachers to introduce technology into classrooms. Conventional wisdom attributes the lack of effective technology use in classrooms to a shortage of, or poorly run professional development. At the same time, student-centered learning environments require teachers to develop more expertise not only in technology but also in pedagogy. Rather than continue to do more of the same, we should question assumptions and explore new models of teacher learning that address these issues.

Presentation
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http://k12online.wm.edu/k12techPDassumptions.m4v
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