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2008 2008 - Getting Started

Getting Started
“Web 2.0 Tools to Amplify Elementary Students’ Creativity and Initiative”

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Jackie Gerstein Tucson, Arizona, USA
Website: http://jackiegerstein.wikispaces.com/

Bio: Jackie is a lifelong learner with a passion for all aspects of authentic education. She has an Ed.D., a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction, a graduate certificate in Gifted Education, and is working on another Masters degree – this one in Technology in Education. She teaches gifted elementary students (or they teach her) and online Masters in Education courses. Visit Jackie’ Gerstein’s Professional Online Portfolio; to learn more about her also visit her Philosophical Views on Education in the 21st Century.
Bio Page: https://k12online08presenters.wikispaces.com/Jackie+Gerstein

Presentation Title: “Web 2.0 Tools to Amplify Elementary Students’ Creativity and Initiative”
Description: This presentation describes projects designed for students, ages 8 to 12, to use emerging technologies for engaging, thinking, learning, collaborating, creating, and innovating. It has its foundations in social constructivism whereby students drive their own learning experiences through educational networking using emerging technologies. An additional goal is using free, open-source, or minimal cost tools, so the project can be replicated.

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2008 2008 - Getting Started

Getting Started
“What Did You Do in School Yesterday, Today, and Three Years Ago?”

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H Songhai Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Blog: http://songhaiconcepts.blogspot.com/

Bio: H Songhai teaches Media Literacy and Digital Archiving at Hope Charter School in Philadelphia and at the Delaware Futures college preparatory program in Wilmington, Delaware. He is a graduate of Philadelphia’s Central High School and Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Over the last 30 years, he has worked, studied and collaborated with many of the nation’s leading artists, writers and musicians including: Amiri Baraka, Askia Muhammad Toure, Etheridge Knight, Odean Pope, Byard Lancaster, Aschak, Richard Watson, Lamont B. Steptoe, Theodore Harris, Mbali Umoja, Elliott Levin and jazz bag pipe player, Rufus Harley.
Bio Page: https://k12online08presenters.wikispaces.com/H+Songhai

Presentation Title: “What Did You Do in School Yesterday, Today, and Three Years Ago?”
Description: This presentation will look at some very practical ways that students can use cell phones, MP3 players, digital cameras and a number of free Web based tools to document, organize and archive just about every important aspect of their high school career.

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2006- Overcoming Obstacles 2006- Pers Prof Development 2008 2008 - Getting Started

Getting Started
“Traveling Through The Dark”

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Steven Kimmi Salina, KS, United States
Blog: http://expeintech.blogspot.com

Bio: Steven is a fifth grade teacher in Salina, KS. He graduated from Kansas State University three years ago, where he pursued many other majors before choosing on Elementary Education. He is the author of Experiments in Technology and In Transit(ion). He is in the process of creating numerous open source resources for teachers in his district and beyond. However, he is the parent of three children under four, so his time is…well, time is…of the essence.
Bio Page: https://k12online08presenters.wikispaces.com/Steven+Kimmi

Presentation Title: “Traveling Through The Dark”
Description: This presentation examines how to get started using educational technology through metaphorical analysis of William Stafford’s poem, Traveling Through The Dark. Through this analysis we will look at the obstacles teacher’s face, the process of implementing technology into the classroom, and the role that others can play in the process.

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2006- Overcoming Obstacles 2006- Pers Prof Development 2008 2008 - Getting Started

Getting Started
“Video-Conferencing It’s Easy, Free and Powerful”

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Brian Crosby Reno, Nevada, USA
Blog: http://learningismessy.com/blog/

Bio: Brian Crosby, an elementary teacher for 26 years, teaches sixth 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. Brian teaches several popular tech classes for teachers in his role as a Nevada Writing Project Consultant.
Bio Page: https://k12online08presenters.wikispaces.com/Brian+Crosby

Presentation Title: “Video-Conferencing It’s Easy, Free and Powerful”
Description: Through this Quicktime video presentation attendees will learn how free video and audio-conferencing software can easily be utilized to both access and share learning opportunities with students globally. In addition attendees will acquire the knowledge and resources necessary to use this valuable educational tool.

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http://www.arisleyschool.org/GraceCorriganPt1.mov
http://www.arisleyschool.org/Gracequestions.mov
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2008 2008 - Getting Started

Getting Started
“Never Too Young”

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

Bio: Sharon has been in education for over 30 years. Each of those years has brought her new ideas and challenges. She is presently the Educational Technology Coordinator for a K12 district in Maine. Sharon’s main responsibility is to the teachers and students of the district emphasizing professional development to enable them to fully use technology tools in transforming education. She has presented at national, state and local conferences in many learning areas including open source, 21st century technology tools and personal learning networks.
Bio Page: https://k12online08presenters.wikispaces.com/Sharon+Betts

Presentation Title: “Never Too Young”
Description: Teachers of our youngest students are often left behind when trying to implement new technologies into their curriculum. They may receive the “hand-me-down” equipment and issues related to teaching the youngest classrooms are not addressed through in-service. This presentation demonstrates 3 web 2.0 tools that are ideal for transforming learning to students in the early grades: Voicethread, Dipity and Blogging. The presentation consists of a screencast with a supporting wiki for links, examples and extended resources. Authentic student projects will be used in the demonstration and information given on implementation strategies for the teacher.

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2008 2008 - Getting Started

Getting Started
“Reading Revolution: New Texts and New Technologies”

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Dr. Laurie Fowler Tuscaloosa, Alabama USA
Blog: http://lauriefowler.blogspot.com

Bio: Laurie Fowler from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, has 19 years of experience in education from teaching high school Latin and English to training teachers to integrate technology to providing an entire school district with high quality professional development. She loves all things geeky and loves to explore new tools. Currently, she owns her own professional development company called Ready, Set, Think!
Bio Page: https://k12online08presenters.wikispaces.com/Laurie+Fowler

Presentation Title: “Reading Revolution: New Texts and New Technologies”
Description: Our focus is on new texts and new technologies that educators can use to support readers. The tools of Web 2.0 offer teachers new ways to help students become better readers. We will focus on three main tools to allow our students to develop 21st century reading skills. First, we use blogs as tools for literature response. Next, we will use wikis to create online word walls to teach students new vocabulary. Finally, we will use podcasts to respond to literature through book reviews and author studies.

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http://readingrevolutionk12online.wikispaces.com/

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http://www.gcast.com/u/lauriefowler/k12online08elf

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2008 2008 - Getting Started

Getting Started
“I Like Delicious Things: An Introduction to Tagging and Folksonomies”

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Chris Betcher Sydney, Australia
Blog: http://www.betchablog.com

Bio: Chris has been teaching for over 20 years and is currently the ICT Integration Specialist at Presbyterian Ladies College in Sydney, Australia. Originally trained as an art teacher, Chris has drifted away from that role and into the teaching of computing and multimedia, professional development for teachers, network administration, and even corporate training for companies like Microsoft.
Bio Page: https://k12online08presenters.wikispaces.com/Chris+Betcher

Presentation Title: “I Like Delicious Things: An Introduction to Tagging and Folksonomies”
Description: Using simple examples from a number of tag-driven websites, this presentation looks at how tagging and the subsequent creation of folksonomies are changing the way we think about information. Starting with obvious tagging systems used on sites like Flickr and Delicious, it examines how tagging enables information to be classified, sorted and managed in ways that make it more accessible, easier to manage and more self-aware. It also explores how tags can be aggregated across large collections of information to provide a snapshot into the overall zeitgeist of collective thinking.

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2008 2008 - Getting Started

Getting Started
“The Google Gamut: Everything you need to get started”

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Kern Kelley Maine, USA
Blog: http://thetechcurve.blogspot.com

Bio: Kern has uses technology in education since the beginning of his teaching career. Starting with computer clubs in Thames, New Zealand he now works and lives in central Maine, USA. He is a technology teacher at a 5-8 school and a continuing focus of his educational philosophy is having students teach others. Because of the changing nature of technology, Kern believes it is the perfect vehicle for students to learn by teaching. He is a Google Certified Teacher and has presented at the local, state and national level.
Bio Page: https://k12online08presenters.wikispaces.com/Kern+Kelley

Presentation Title: “The Google Gamut: Everything you need to get started”
Description: The number of technology resources available to us can be overwhelming and whenever I’m asked “Where to begin?” I usually suggest setting up a Google Account. With a single login and password, users have access to dozens of free services. This presentation walks through the process of setting up an account and then using a handful of the more popular applications that Google offers. The progression runs from email to a personalized homepage, blog reader and writer, online word processor, spreadsheet and presentation suite, calendar, photo storage, and finally a web page creator to pull it all together. Also, because Google is constantly adding and improving features, users who already have accounts might just pick up on some new tips they hadn’t known about.

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2008 2008 - Getting Started 2008 - Keynote

GETTING STARTED KEYNOTE
“How Can I Become Part of this ReadWriteWeb Revolution?”

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Alice Barr Maine, USA
Blog: http://alicebarr.org
Bio Page:
https://k12online08presenters.wikispaces.com/Alice+Barr
Twitter: @alicebarr

Cheryl Oakes Maine, USA
Blog: http://www.cheryloakes.com
Bio Page:
https://k12online08presenters.wikispaces.com/Cheryl+Oakes
Twitter: @cheryloakes50

Bob Sprankle Maine, USA
Blog: http://bobsprankle.com
Bio Page: https://k12online08presenters.wikispaces.com/Bob+Sprankle
Twitter: @bobsprankle

Bio: The Seedlings , live in Maine, USA, webcast, podcast and deliver workshops locally and virtually. Alice Barr, Yarmouth High School, Bob Sprankle, Wells Elementary School, Cheryl Oakes, Wells Ogunquit Schools.

Presentation Title “How Can I Become Part of this ReadWriteWeb Revolution?”
Description Join Alice, Bob and Cheryl, as we kick off the Getting Started strand with our keynote: How do you Become Part of this Read/Write Web Revolution? Be a pioneer and become part of the journey learning about 21st Century Skills. Team up with us and the other strand conveners for this exciting excursion.

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2006- Week In The Classroom 2008 2008 - Getting Started

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“Free Tools for Universal Design for Learning in Literacy”

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Jennifer Kraft Frackville, PA, USA
Blog: http://agapejen.wordpress.com/

Bio: Jennifer has a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary and Special Education from Millersville University and a Master’s in Technology for Special Educators from Johns Hopkins University. She started her career as a Specialized Preschool teacher in York, PA and then moved to her next position as an Education Technology Facilitator at Kennedy Krieger High School in Baltimore, MD. Here she found her love of assisting students with special needs through technology. She is currently substitute teaching as a Music Teacher and is looking for a new position in Education Technology.
Bio Page: https://k12online08presenters.wikispaces.com/Jennifer+Kraft

Presentation Title: “Free Tools for Universal Design for Learning in Literacy”
Description: This presentation will describe ways that you can support literacy using free tools found on the internet. Types of technology supports for literacy will be discussed as well as the some of the free tools that are available on the Internet today. The last part of the session will deal with what Universal Design for Learning calls for and how the types of tools discussed can assist educators in achieving Universal Design for Learning in your classroom.

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