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2008

Thank you to Live Events Committee

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There are many things that make the K12online Conference a unique event. One is that in many ways it’s not an event. The sessions are always available, it breaks down barriers of time.

However, one of the other things that make the K12 online conference unique is the desire people to get together synchronously. To make this happen in any situation is challenging, to make it happen world wide is amazing. This is what the Live Events Committee pulled off.

Laura Deisley led the committee of Chris Betcher, Robin Ellis, Christine Voigt and Naomi Williams. Laura demonstrated outstanding leadership and made things look so easy. She and her committee not only responded quickly to any issue but also developed the Cuppa Joe concept which will be really helpful for those wanting to re-purpose presentations at a local level. The essential questions can be a great way to start a discussion.

The work of these people and other volunteers make this conference what it is. Thank you Laura, Chris, Robin, Christine and Naomi.  Your work and efforts did not go unnoticed and added immensely to the quality of the conference.

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2008 Announcements

Help Evaluate K12Online08

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If you have participated in any capacity to date in the 2008 K-12 Online Conference, we cordially invite you to help evaluate the conference by completing our online Google form. Your feedback will help improve the conference in 2009. Kudos, criticisms, out-of-the-box suggestions for change, and any other ideas you may have are welcome!

This is the embedded version of the form, which you can complete on this blog post and submit it. Alternatively, you can can use the following TinyURL link which will forward to our Google form:

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2008 Announcements

When Night Falls: the afterglow

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The K12 Online 2008 conference closed with a 24 hour long conversation that spanned the globe. As night fell across the planet people came together to reminise and share their memories and takeaways from this year’s conference.

Nightfall by flickr user James Jordan

Nightfall by flickr user James Jordan

We gathered in Elluminate and the conversation was moderated by volunteers. The full details are on our When Night Falls wiki. A special Thank You goes out to all our volunteer moderators! Officially, there may have been a few “holes” in the schedule but when the time came someone always stepped up to keep things going.

We captured the whiteboards where people were sharing all sorts of things during the 24 hours. They are embeded below. Please add to the comments on each slide over on SlideShare and help those who were or weren’t in your hour of When Night Falls by adding some colour commentary to what is displayed on each whiteboard. (There were a few brilliant uses of Wordle made during When Night Falls!) Some of the feedback we’ve received can be found here, feel free to add to it: Bouquets, Brickbats, and Suggestions for next year.

And one more thing … remember notK12 Online 2008 is still accepting submissions through 16 November 2008.

Here are the whiteboards …

2008 Announcements

Day 10 Presentations: 31 October 2008

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Welcome to day ten of the 2008 K-12 Conference! Today’s presentations include:

KICKING IT UP A NOTCH

Parental Engagement in the 21st Century – Leveraging web 2.0 tools to engage parents in non-traditional ways
Lorna Costantini and Matt Montagne

Film School for Video Podcasters
Mathew Needleman

LEADING THE CHANGE

The Lie of Community: The True Nature of the Network
Bud Hunt

There’s Something Going on Here You Need to Know About…
Dennis Richards and Charlene Chausis

Presentation links on our 2008 schedule page have been updated.

HELP DESK
If you need assistance during the conference, please contact the K12Online08 Help Desk. A navigational link to the helpdesk is available in the upper right corner of the conference blog, along with a link to our first timer’s wiki page.

PODCAST CHANNELS
A page containing web feeds from the conference is available, including updated links for our 2008 audio podcast and video podcast channels. Note all presentations are not available as videos, some are audio-only. Our video and audio podcast channels are now available in the iTunes directory. Search the iTunes Store for “k12online08″ to subscribe directly in iTunes to both of these channels of outstanding FREE content!

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Information about opportunities and procedures for receiving professional development are available via the post “Receive professional development credits” and our PD wiki: k12onlinecredit.wikispaces.com.

UPDATES:
Subscribe to our Twitter Channel as well as conference blog post and comments in your feed reader.

Video and audio podcast links for today have been been updated today. All links to files in both podcast channels originate from the William and Mary server, so there should not be any content filtering problems if you are in a school district blocking content from blip.tv or dotsub.

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2008 - Leading the Change

Leading the Change
There’s Something Going on Here You Need to Know About…

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Dennis Richards Andover, Massachusetts, USA
Blog: http://innovation3.edublogs.org

Bio: Dennis is a former English teacher and administrator in urban and suburban schools for many years. Dennis has always gravitated toward K12 leadership, learning and technology topics. He has graduate degrees from Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf School of English and Harvard University’s School of Education. In addition to blogging about K12 learning, leading and web 2.0 tools/pedagogies at innovation3.edublogs.org, he is president of the Massachusetts affiliate of ASCD, a member of the Leadership Council for ASCD; a member of the Massachusetts Working Group for Educator Quality; Co-Facilitator of the Massachusetts High School Redesign Task Force; and a member of Massachusetts STEM Summit V Planning Committee.
Bio Page: http://k12online08presenters.wikispaces.com/Dennis+Richards

Charlene Chausis Lincolnshire, Illinois, USA
Blog: http://educatingeducators.blogspot.com

Bio: Charlene is the Technology Training and Integration Manager at Adlai E. Stevenson High School, in Lincolnshire, IL. She is an Apple Distinguished Educator (class of 2003), an ISTE Outstanding Leader (2007), a STAR Discovery Educator and a Google Certified Teacher. She thinks of herself as a “connector” — always working to connect people with ideas and tools in support of education. Charlene believes in promoting ubiquitous technology in education — “it’s not about the technology,” it’s about finding ways to harness the power of technology to help students learn, and be productive citizens in an ever-changing global society.”
Bio Page: http://k12online08presenters.wikispaces.com/Charlene+Chausis

Presentation Title: There’s Something Going on Here You Need to Know About…
Description: In July 2007 a superintendent had his first introduction to the Internet world where collaborating, contributing and creating are the norm. Later that year, in SecondLife, the superintendent met the International Society for Technology in Education’s 2007 Technology Leader of the Year, who has mentored him, as the need arose, during a year and a half of his self-directed learning.
The superintendent has learned much about the people, platforms, and the pedagogy of this online world with help from people like the mentor who live all over the world and who accepted his invitation to become part of the online network of educators he has developed and nurtured since 2007. What are Ustream, Twitter, YouTube, Elluminate, Diigo, Mind42, Jing, SecondLife, Google Docs, and TED? What do they have to with learning? Our capacity to learn? to share? to invent? Come join the conversation as the superintendent, Dennis Richards, and the mentor, Charlene Chausis, “tell you three stories on the way to one argument.”

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Supporting Links
For Presentation Links go here:
http://claimingwhatweimagine.wikispaces.com/K12+Online+2008
For Claiming What We Imagine Wiki go here:
http://claimingwhatweimagine.wikispaces.com/Claiming+What+We+Imagine
For Learning Beyond Boundaries go here:
http://learningbeyondboundaries.wikispaces.com/
For Kids Global Climate Change Wiki go her:
http://kidsgcci.pbwiki.com
For Kids Global Climate Change Community of Learners go here:
http://kidsgcci.ning.com
For more on 21st Century Literacies go here:
http://innovation3.wikispaces.com/21st+Century+Internet+Literacies

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2008 - Leading the Change

Leading the Change
The Lie of Community: The True Nature of the Network

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Bud Hunt Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
Blog: http://budtheteacher.com/blog/

Bio: Bud Hunt is an instructional technologist for the St. Vrain Valley School District in northern Colorado. Formerly, he taught high school language arts and journalism at Olde Columbine High School in Longmont, Colorado. He is a teacher-consultant with the Colorado State University Writing Project, and has written on educational issues for a variety of publications. A consumer of copious amounts of new media, Bud blogs and podcasts at www.budtheteacher.com.
Bio Page: http://k12online08presenters.wikispaces.com/Bud+Hunt

Presentation Title: The Lie of Community: The True Nature of the Network
Description: The emergence of online, networked communities of practice is valuable and precious – but it is easy to be misled about what these actually are. They are not communities, in the traditional sense. There is no set membership. Norms and values grow and change in response to our changing understandings and participatory acts. We all see different things and exist in different conversations. Texts are repurposed. We choose whom we read and follow and respond to. In this edited collection of multiple conversations about these issues, the presenter and his guests will share some theory, stories, and ideas about what it means to exist, teach, create and learn in a community of communities, a true personal learning network.

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2008 2008 - Kicking It Up a Notch

Kicking it Up a Notch
Film School For Video Podcasters

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Mathew Needleman Los Angeles, California, USA

Blog: http://www.needleworkspictures.com/ocr/blog

Bio: https://k12online08presenters.wikispaces.com/Mathew+Needleman

Bio: Mathew Needleman, Apple Distinguished Educator, has been integrating video in the classroom for seven years as a teacher of kindergarten, first, and second grade. He has specialized in working with English Language Learners and mainstreamed special education students in low-income schools. Mathew’s classroom movies have won numerous awards and he maintains an independent film career. Mathew has provided professional development for Los Angeles Unified School District, the Los Angeles County Office of Education, Antioch University and at national and local educational conferences.

Presentation Description: Make better classroom movies with simple tips that will help elevate your vodcast to the next level in terms of artistic and technical merit. Learn how to storyboard like a pro, choose shots that support the telling of your story, and capture better lighting and sound. Regain lost opportunities to teach media literacy and higher level thinking via video production by empowering yourself to empower your students. Tap into over one hundred years of movie history with this engaging presentation that instructs as it entertains.

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2008 2008 - Kicking It Up a Notch

Kicking it up a Notch
Parental Engagement in the 21st Century – Leveraging web 2.0 tools to engage parents in non-traditional ways

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Lorna Costantini, St. Catharines, Ontario Canada & Matt Montagne Palo Alto, California, USA

Blog: http://www.ourschool.ca & http://middleschoolblog.blogspot.com/

Bio: https://k12online08presenters.wikispaces.com/Lorna+Costantini & https://k12online08presenters.wikispaces.com/Matt+Montagne

Bio:Matt and Lorna met each other ‘virtually’ through their mutual interests in new ways to consider parental involvement and through their participation in the Webcast Academy’s class of 2.4. Lorna and Matt are members of the Parents as Partners bi-monthly webcast over at Edtechtalk.com.

Presentation Description: New ways of looking at relationships with parents will help parents support their children, their child’s teacher and their child’s school. The next generation of parents are and will continue to be computer literate. Electronic communications will be one of the ways that schools and teachers effectively communicate with families in the 21st century. By engaging parents using new mediums, schools can help develop a broad base of parental knowledge regarding social media tools. parents that are more informated and have a better understanding of social media technologoes will be better prepared to help their children successed and excel in the information age.

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2008 Announcements

Day 9 Presentations: 30 October 2008

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Welcome to day nine of the 2008 K-12 Conference! Today’s presentations include:

KICKING IT UP A NOTCH

Interactive tools for remote and synchronous mentoring
Michele Wong Kung Fong

Monsters Bloom in Our Wiki
Ann Oro and Anna Baralt

LEADING THE CHANGE

Teaching Web 2.0 – Everything you need in one place
Wendy Drexler

Telling the New Story: Leverage Points for Inspiring Change Orientation
David Warlick

Presentation links on our 2008 schedule page have been updated.

HELP DESK
If you need assistance during the conference, please contact the K12Online08 Help Desk. A navigational link to the helpdesk is available in the upper right corner of the conference blog, along with a link to our first timer’s wiki page.

PODCAST CHANNELS
A page containing web feeds from the conference is available, including updated links for our 2008 audio podcast and video podcast channels. Note all presentations are not available as videos, some are audio-only. Our video and audio podcast channels are now available in the iTunes directory. Search the iTunes Store for “k12online08″ to subscribe directly in iTunes to both of these channels of outstanding FREE content!

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Information about opportunities and procedures for receiving professional development are available via the post “Receive professional development credits” and our PD wiki: k12onlinecredit.wikispaces.com.

UPDATES:
Subscribe to our Twitter Channel as well as conference blog post and comments in your feed reader.

Video and audio podcast links for today have been been updated today as of 12:12 GMT. All links to files in both podcast channels originate from the William and Mary server, so there should not be any content filtering problems if you are in a school district blocking content from blip.tv or dotsub.

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