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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 2008 - Kicking It Up a Notch

Kicking it up a Notch
Interactive tools for remote and synchronous mentoring

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Michele Wong Kung Fong Denton, TX, USA

Blog: http:annotationsandconversations.wordpress.com/

Bio: https://k12online08presenters.wikispaces.com/Michele+Wong+Kung+Fong

Bio: Michèle Wong Kung Fong recently graduated with a Master’s in Graphic Design from North Carolina State University. She is now an assistant professor in Communication Design at the University of North Texas. In her research, Michèle investigates the intersection of design, technology and education. Her latest project addressed remote and synchronous peer-to-peer tutoring. She designed conditions for an interactive interface that supports the learning preferences of a middle-school concrete learner being mentored by a college student mentor. Michèle’s interface builds on existing research in learning, cognition, activity theory and social networking as it sets up conditions for more meaningful learning. Michèle intends to pursue her research in distance education and communication and has an interest in not only discourse about but actions towards the future of design education.

Presentation Description:This presentation addresses the intersection of design, education and tecnology. It investigates the design of remote mentoring interfaces. It questions ways in which the design of interactive tools can support the remote and synchronous mentoring of a middle school learner by a college student through concrete representation of abstract concepts. It looks at ways in which the design of interactive educational tools can be informed by learning styles and preferences for more more meaningful learning experiences. While this presentation focuses on specific variables such as concrete middle school learners, peer to peer mentoring and science as the subject being mentored, it shows the potential for strategies to be transferred to other educational contexts. The presentation will include demonstrations of ways in which interactivity can promote meaningful learning at the different stages of the learning process as well as ways in which characteristics of social networking portals can be appropriated for remote mentoring purposes.

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2008 2008 - Kicking It Up a Notch

Kicking it up a Notch
Monsters Bloom in our Wiki

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Ann Oro Roselle Park, New Jersey, USA & Anna Baralt St. Petersburg, Florida, USA

Blog:http://njtechteacher.blogspot.com & http://w3.shorecrest.org/~Anna_Baralt/LDTechWebPage/LDLabWebPage/ld_tech_page.htm/

Bio: https://k12online08presenters.wikispaces.com/Ann+Oro & https://k12online08presenters.wikispaces.com/Anna+Baralt

Bio: Ann Oro has been teaching students in Kindergarten through 8th grade at a private school in New Jersey since 2002. Ann teaches her students to use the computer as a personal, collaborative tool and encourages students to reflect on and analyze their work. In addition to her teaching duties, she presents an Integrating Technology in Education session at the local alternate route training center.

Anna Baralt, a 13 year educator, is an Instructional Technologist at a PK-12 independent school in St. Petersburg, FL and chair of the technology department. Her days are spent working with students in her lab and helping teachers integrate technology in their everyday curriculum. She is a 2008 NAIS Teacher of the Future and member of a PLP learning cohort.

Presentation Description: Learn how our Monster Project encourages creativity and the development of reading and writing skills while integrating technology into the classroom. Using monsters as a vehicle, students across the United States exchange written descriptions and recreate their partner’s monster without ever looking at the real thing. Teachers will discover free tools available online, connect drawing and writing tools, learn how to work with multiple files in a wiki, and equate various goals of the revised Bloom’s Taxonomy with an electronic platform. Lesson plans, tips, and resources are shared.

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2008 2008 - Kicking It Up a Notch

Kicking it up a Notch
Back-channels in the Classroom

Published by:

Scott H. Snyder Lewisberry, Pennsylvania, USA

Blog: http://thespian70.blogspot.com/
Bio: http://k12online08presenters.wikispaces.com/Scott+Snyder

Bio: Scott, a graduate of Bowling Green State University (Ohio) with a B.S.
in Education, has been teaching for 15 years. A member of the English
Department at Cedar Cliff High School, Camp Hill, PA, USA, Scott
teaches Theater, American Literature, and AP Language and Composition.

Presentation Description: Backchanneling, traditionally an online discussion running alongside a
live presentation, is a way to engage all students in classroom
activities, including students who are normally non-participants.
Issues and student needs that lead me to the technique, the educational
relevance of the process, backchanneling services (including
possibilities and limitations of several), and example activities will
all be addressed in this presentation.

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2008 2008 - Kicking It Up a Notch

Kicking it up a Notch
Connecting Classrooms Across Continents: Planning and Implementing Globally Collaborative Projects

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Kim Cofino Bangkok, Thailand & Jen Wagner California, USA

Blog:http://mscofino.edublogs.org  & http://jenuinetech.com/blog/

Bio: https://k12online08presenters.wikispaces.com/Kim+Cofino & https://k12online08presenters.wikispaces.com/Jen+Wagner

Bio: Jennifer Wagner: Online Project Coordinator since 1999 of over 50 projects involving over 350,000 students. She makes participating in projects seem easy for elementary teachers of all ages. Jen currently works as an IT/Help Desk at a private K12 school in California. She is also the founder of Women of Web 2 and enjoys traveling to schools and conferences to share her passion for internet tools.

Kim Cofino: Born in the US, Kim has been teaching overseas for 9 years. She is currently the 21st Century Literacy Specialist at the International School Bangkok, linking technology and the library by helping teachers utilize web 2.0 tools in the classroom. Kim works with teachers worldwide on projects that authentically engage students, creating effective 21st century learners, collaborators and creators.

Presentation Description: Globally collaborative projects are an exciting way to engage your students in authentic learning across continents. Combining a variety of web 2.0 tools can remove the barriers of time and distance to connect your class internationally. Learning to collaborate in an online and inter-cultural environment will clearly be a critical skill for their future. Learn how to develop a successful global collaboration and participate in a real time project with Kim and Jennifer! Although aimed at elementary school, teachers of all levels will find inspiration and practical ideas throughout this video!

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2008 2008 - Kicking It Up a Notch

Kicking it up a Notch
Oh the Possibilities

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Lisa Parisi Herricks School District, Long Island, NY, USA

Blog:http://lisaslingo.blogspot.com/

Bio: https://k12online08presenters.wikispaces.com/Lisa+Parisi

Bio: Lisa Parisi is a classroom teacher of 20+ years who still feels excitement each time she walks into her classroom. While she loves working with children, she also enjoys providing staff development everywhere she can. She teaches classes through the district teacher center and through local colleges, streaming them every chance she gets. She also co-hosts two EdTechTalk shows, one called Teachers are Talking and one called Conversations.

Presentation Description: A project-based learning (PBL) classroom is an ideal environment for preparing 21st century students for their future. This type of classroom provides students the opportunity to engage in learning, using their creativity to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of curriculum. Learn how to create and manage a PBL classroom, while still maintaining your sanity.

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Kicking it up a Notch
Changing Disabilities

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Beth Lloyd Newton, Massachusetts USA

Blog: http://hosmerot.blogspot.com

Bio: https://k12online08presenters.wikispaces.com/Elizabeth+Lloyd

Bio:Beth is a school based occupational therapist at Hosmer School in Watertown, MA. She has worked in the field of pediatrics for 30 years in a variety of settings. As an OT, she brings a unique perspective to the lives of students, focusing on participation across the school day. Technology is an essential tool in her therapy bag as she helps diverse learners function independently and feel success.

Presentation Description: Because OTs have a knack for adapting items to meet the needs of their clients, they are similar to MacGyver who is known for his innovative use of common objects. In our busy world, it is handy to have a simple and flexible tool “at the ready”. This presentation will help us develop MacGyver-like ingenuity as we change disabilities to possibilities, using one free online tool. Did I mention Universal Design for Learning? Using these principles, we will see examples of how to offer multiple means of representation, expression and engagement when addressing the needs of our diverse learners.

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KICKING IT UP A NOTCH KEYNOTE
“Time to Grow”

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Vicki Davis Camilla, Georgia, USA
Blog:http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com
Bio: https://k12online08presenters.wikispaces.com/Vicki+Davis
Twitter: @coolcatteacher

Julie Lindsay Doha, State of Qatar
Blog: http://123elearning.blogspot.com
Bio: https://k12online08presenters.wikispaces.com/Julie+Lindsay
Twitter: @julielindsay

Bio: Vicki Davis is a teacher and the IT director at Westwood Schools in Camilla, Georgia, Vicki blogs at the award winning Cool Cat Teacher blog which has been an edublog award finalist for Best Teacher blog for the last two years and is currently ranked the top teacher blog in the world according to Technorati. Vicki is a Google Certified Teacher and Discovery S.T.A.R. Educator and is a freelance writer and conference presenter.

Julie Lindsay, currently Head of Information Technology and E-Learning at Qatar Academy, Doha, Qatar, is an enthusiastic, global-minded education leader and innovator. Originally from Melbourne, Australia over the past 10 years she has been teaching and leading the use of technology in schools in Zambia, Kuwait, Bangladesh and Qatar.

Vicki and Julie are co-founders of three international projects, the Flat Classroom project (winner of ISTE SIGTel Online Learning Award 2007, and Taking IT Global Best ONline Learning Project 2007, and featured in The World is Flat, by Thomas Friedman), the Horizon project, and Digiteen. These projects have linked more than 500 students from over 10 countries in collaborative projects harnessing the most powerful Web 2.0 tools available.

Presentation Description: How do you measure up? How do yougrow from month to month and year to year in a tough profession that often lives in the tyranny of the urgent? This presentation explores ‘food for thought’ background and issues to do with growing and succeeding in a flattened educational environment and encourages you to pick several areas for improvement this year.It also offers tips for carving out “time to think”, and the development of mentorship and the grassroots movement of educators and how you can “join in.” Educators around the world can set your goals for improvement and share what they are doing this year to kick it up a notch and grow as well.

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2008 2008 - Kicking It Up a Notch

Kicking it up a Notch
Games in Education

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Sylvia Martinez Los Angeles, California, USA

Blog:http://blog.genyes.com

Bio: https://k12online08presenters.wikispaces.com/Sylvia+Martinez

Bio: Sylvia hasprogrammed and designed educational games for consumer and school markets. For 8 years she was executive producer at Davidson & Associates, the makers of Math Blaster, and designed games for all subjects and ages. She’s also been in charge of console and PC casual game design for adults and children, working in all aspects of design, development, manufacturing and publishing.

Presentation Description: It sounds like a simple idea– kids don’t like school… kids like games, so if we sneak some educational content into games, won’t everyone benefit? This session will explore what’s right and wrong about this idea, and how educators can discern the difference between the hype and the promise. I believe that although some of the promise has been oversold, there is much to learn from exploring the educational promise of games in the classroom.

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