Category Archives: 2009

2009 2010-Week in the Classroom

Project Based Learning in Hand

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Presenter: Tony Vincent
Location: Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Link to presenter’s K12Online Ning Profile page

Presentation Title: Project Based Learning in Hand

Presentation Description: Handheld computers are everywhere. From mobile phones to handheld games, it’s a very familiar sight to see people of all ages gazing into screens that they can hold. Schools are discovering that handhelds like iPod touch and iPad make great learning tools. In fact, handhelds can play a big part in Project Based Learning. Not only do projects motivate students because they use exciting handheld technology, but they also lend themselves to student voice and choice. Watch to be inspired to bring Project Based Learning into your classroom, learn strategies for creating effective Driving Questions, and see how an iOS handheld can play a role in the the planning, research/investigation, and presentation of projects.

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Link to presentation’s supporting documents:
http://learninginhand.com/pbl

Additional Information:
tonyvincent on Twitter
http://twitter.com/tonyvincent

More from Tony Vincent
http://tonyvincent.net

2009 Announcements

K12Online09 Week2 Fireside Chat Archive

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The archive of Saturday’s K12Online09 week 2 fireside chat is available!

K12Online Echo Webcasts continue, and will be posted on our K12Online Ning Events page. Archived programs are and will be available via the K12OnlineEcho EdTechTalk channel. Our first official “echo webcast” will be Tuesday, January 26th. More details will be forthcoming!

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2009 Announcements

K12Online09 Week 2 Fireside Chat on Saturday (9 Jan 2010)

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K12Online Community:

We hope this message finds you well and looking forward to a great year of learning in 2010!

We will host our “week 2 fireside chat” for the 2009 K-12 Online Conference this coming Saturday, January 9th! The week 2 keynote speakers, Rachel Boyd and Diego Leal, will present and engage in Q&A with participants via EdTechTalk’s Ustream channel and backchannel chat. Time: January 9, 2010 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm GMT. NOTE: This is 1:30pm EST on Saturday, January 9. Please click the following link to see your local time:
http://timeanddate.com/s/1g87

Please RSVP your attendance on our Ning:
http://k12online.ning.com/events/k12online09-week-2-fireside

If you have not already, please view Rachel and Diego’s presentations in advance online:

WEEK IN THE CLASSROOM KEYNOTE
A Peek for a Week – Inside a Kiwi Junior Classroom
by Rachel Boyd
http://k12onlineconference.org/?p=553

KICKING IT UP A NOTCH KEYNOTE
BRINGing it OUT a notch
by Diego Leal
http://k12onlineconference.org/?p=488

Remember Diego’s presentation is available with full subtitles in both English and Spanish on DotSub:
http://dotsub.com/view/cea41eed-25e8-4a55-813a-766828bd736d

Also, remember to use our printable flyer to share the 2009 K-12 Online Conference presentations with your colleagues at school! All conference content from our 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009 conferences remains archived online and available!
http://k12onlineconference.org/?p=461

We look forward to your continued participation in the K-12 Online Conference on our blog, ning, and our twice-monthly “K-12 Online Echo” webcasts! Upcoming K12online webcasts will be listed on our conference Ning upcoming events page:
http://k12online.ning.com/events

This will also be added as a regular show on EdTechTalk:
http://edtechtalk.com

Happy New Year!

Your K-12 Online Conference Organizers

2009 Announcements

Please evaluate K12Online09

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Please take a few minutes and complete the online evaluation for the 2009 K-12 Online Conference! Conference organizers will use your input to make the conference in 2010 even better!

Also remember (if you have not already) to join our K-12 Online Conference Ning, and RSVP to attend our twice-monthly live events (The K12Online “Echo” Webcast) which will start in January via EdTechTalk!

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2009 Announcements

K12Online09 Day 10 Presentations: 18 December 2009

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Welcome to day ten of the 2009 K-12 Online Conference! All presentations are listed and linked on our main conference schedule.

Today’s presentations include:


KICKING IT UP A NOTCH
Remixing History: The Cigar Box Project
Neil Stephenson

Googlios: When Google Apps Meet ePortfolios & PLNs
G. Alex Ambrose

WEEK IN THE CLASSROOM
Steal this Preso:  Copyrights, Fair Use, and Pirates in the Classroom
Mathew Needleman

Inside the Global Collaborative Debate: Eracism (a Flat Classroom Project)
Vicki Davis

Presentation links on our 2009 schedule page should be updated by 12:15 GMT today.

HELP DESK
If you need assistance during the conference, please post your question in our conference Ning help desk forum category. If you can answer or offer suggestions to any of the questions posted there, please do! If you are a first-timer to our conference, please read the “Getting Started” page on our conference wiki.

PODCAST CHANNELS
A page containing web feeds from the conference is available, including updated links for our 2009 audio podcast and video podcast channels. Podcast channel links should be updated by 12:30 pm GMT each day of the conference.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Information about opportunities and procedures for receiving professional development are available on the PD page of our conference wiki as well as in our Professional Developing conference Ning group.

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

ACCESSIBILITY:
Accessibility has been and remains extremely important to organizers and presenters in the K-12 Online Conference. At some point during or after the conference, please complete our accessibility survey. We value your input and encourage you to participate fully in the conference as well as share it with others in your school and community.

2009 2009-Week in the Classroom

Inside the Global Collaborative Debate: Eracism

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Presenter: Vicki Davis, Bernajean Porter, Julie Lindsay, Kim Caise
Location: Various USA Locations and Beijing, China
Link to presenter’s K12Online Ning Profile page

Presentation Title: Inside the Global Collaborative Debate: Eracism

Presentation Description: This presentation will center around the Eracism Project (the newest Flat Classroom Project), which was proposed by students at the 2009 Conference and will be an international middle school debate project held in September – December 2009, planned and conducted entirely by students. This presentation will have two phases:

1) An enhanced podcast or full video presentation with Vicki Davis, Julie Lindsay, Bernajean Porter, and Peggy Sheehy discussing the practical pedagogy and outcomes of connecting students globally in a way that begins with the objective and ends with the selection of appropriate technology tools for the task, centering around this particular project as the example, but also including other projects planned by each presenter. This will be a 20 minute presentation.

2) The culmination of the Eracism project, which will have preliminary debates hosted on voicethread will provide K12 online participants a venue to observe students in their final virtual world debate competition, but with k12 online participants allowed to observe and reflect in real time using a private backchannel. This will be the culmination of the Eracism project.

3) Student voicethreads used as part of the debate will be provided for participant viewing.

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Link to presentation’s supporting documents:
http://eracism.flatclassroomproject.org

Additional Information:
Eracism co-founders:
Bernajean Porter AKA writer, speech and debate coach, inventor, auntie, teacher of possibilities, media maker, futurist, master of survival techniques when working with adolescents, professional speaker, technology consultant, teacher of teachers, long-term technology user, promoter of anything that increases outrageous possibilities in all aspects of life for kids and adults and now. . . a digital storytelling guide and Second Life learner. Her work reflects a belief that technology can accelerate all students in rediscovering their joy, spirit and personal success as learners. Bernajean’s philosophy of work uses cutting edge organizational processes for building local capacity to translate the power of technology’s potential into actual classroom practices for ALL students. Her enthusiasm and vivacious presentations create an energetic climate for all learners. When it comes to doing the hard or impossible things now necessary in schools to ensure students having out-of-this-world possibilities, Bernajean’s personal motto of “Da Um Jeitinho”- there is ALWAYS a way – sets the tone for her dedicated long, term work with national and international educators. www.DigiTales.us

As an international educator Julie has led the way in pedagogical change in the classroom and approaches to shifting educator practice for learning. Her previous position at an international school in Qatar afforded the opportunity to implement a new approach to social, community learning as a professional development model. As a Web 2.0 enthusiast, and as a firm believer in the power of ‘flattened’ learning experiences made possible by new tools, she has innovated solutions for students and teachers alike. She is also co-founder o the Flat Classroom set of projects and the Flat Classroom Conference where schools globally are able to meet virtually and/or face-to-face to work on common project goals and to develop enhanced cultural understanding. Her new position this year is at an international school in Beijing, China. She is an Ambassador for ISTE and develops online learning solutions for the International Baccalaureate Organisation. Further bio details are available at http://julielindsay.wikispaces.com

Vicki Davis – co-organizer and planner of the Flat Classroom(tm) projects and classroom teacher of grades 8-12, Vicki has won multiple awards for her blog, the Cool Cat Teacher blog, including the 2008 Edublog Award for best teacher blog, and the Flat Classroom Project(tm) co-planned with Julie Lindsay has won multiple awards including ISTE’s Online Learning Award, and the Taking IT Global Online Collaboration Award, and Edublog Award for best wiki for two years. As co-creator of the Flat Classroom(tm) conference, this Project Based Learning conference in Qatar had students co-create their proposal for a global collaborative project to improve a global social issue, the Eracism project was born out of this conference and is being planned by students along with Julie Lindsay, and Bernajean Porter.
Cool Cat Teacher Blog
Wiki Bio
@coolcatteacher

2009 2009-Week in the Classroom

Steal This Preso! Copyrights, Fair Use, and Pirates in the Classroom

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Presenter: Mathew Needleman
Location: Culver City, California, USA
Link to presenter’s K12Online Ning Profile page

Presentation Title: Steal This Preso! Copyrights, Fair Use, and Pirates in the Classroom

Presentation Description: Myths and realities of copyrights as they relate to multimedia projects in the classroom with Mathew Needleman.

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Link to presentation’s supporting documents:
Creating Lifelong Learners

Additional Information:
Blog: Creating Lifelong Learners
Web Site: Video in the Classroom
Twitter
Youtube channel

2009 2009-Kicking It Up a Notch

Googlios: A 21st – Century Approach to Teaching, Learning, & Assessment

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Presenter: G. Alex Ambrose
Location: South Bend, Indiana, USA
Link to presenter’s K12Online Ning Profile page

Presentation Title: Googlios: A 21st – Century Approach to Teaching, Learning, & Assessment

Presentation Description: As the first decade of the 21st century comes to end and blogs, wikis, and podcasts have become more mainstream, it is important that educators step back to see how we, as professionals, are best using these tools to serve our students’ learning needs. If these modern technologies are going to be sustained in contemporary pedagogy, it is time that we “kick it up a notch” and tie these tools to both a higher theme and to learning theories. In other words, rather than using technology for technology’s sake, we need to rest on a new 21st-century foundation of teaching, learning, and assessment theory. Through a screencast, webcam, and Power Point video, “Googlios” offers not simply a “how to” but a “why to;” it introduces a model of how one educator has come to understand and organize these tools to support a 21st-century constructivist and connectivist approach to “bridge the divide” in educating our digital natives.

More specifically, this presentation will shed light on a model that demonstrates relationships between emerging tools and learning theories and between Personal Learning Environments (PLEs), Personal Learning Networks (PLNs), and ePortfolios. By using Google Sites as a main dashboard that “mashes up” multiple Google Apps like Blogger, Youtube, Google Reader, Google Maps, Google Docs, and iGoogle into an ePortfolio, students can build and organize their own Personal Learning Environment (PLE) simultaneously with “building bridges” through their Personal Learning Network (PLN)–all while supporting e-portfolio authentic assessment. One last word of caution: “Googlios: A 21st-Century Approach to Teaching, Learning, and Assessment” seeks to ignite an educational renaissance.


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Link to presentation’s supporting documents:
http://tinyurl.com/googlios

Additional Information:
Googlios: A website of related resources
My Googlio (or e-portfolio): gAlexAmbrose.com
My Blog: www.EdVibes.BlogSpot.com

2009 2009-Leading the Change

Remixing History: The Cigar Box Project

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Presenter: Neil Stephenson
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Link to presenter’s K12Online Ning Profile page

Presentation Title: Remixing History: The Cigar Box Project

Presentation Description: Neil Stephenson believes in the power of technology to bring the past into the future. Empowered with 21st century tools, Stephenson’s Grade 7 students reinterpret events from five periods that have shaped Canada’s current historical landscape. Called the Cigar Box Project, Stephenson’s students collect and analyze historical images and artifacts, and then use graphic design principles to digitally assemble new cigar panels, each one revealing a unique, visual perspective of an historical event or time from Canada’s past. At the end of the year, students physically build their wooden Cigar Boxes, creating their own historical artifact that pulls together the story of our country. Along the way, students encounter a variety of assessment practices, create mini-documentaries about their artifacts and meet a number of experts who support their historical learning.


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Link to presentation’s supporting documents:
http://thinkinginmind.blogspot.com/2009/06/k-12-presentation-remixing-history.html

Additional Information:
One of the exciting part of my current role is to share some of the projects that are being designed by other teachers at my school, the Calgary Science School. If you are looking for project ideas built on inquiry-based learning, you’ll find many more here, on the Connect Blog: http://calgaryscienceschool.blogspot.com/

2009 2009-Week in the Classroom

Ways of Working

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Presenter: Chris Betcher
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Link to presenter’s K12Online Ning Profile page

Presentation Title: Ways of Working

Presentation Description: This presentation explores a range of ideas that teachers could use to make a real-world task richer and more meaningful for their students. Using a large public art event as the focus, it looks at a number of ideas for enriching student learning with technology… ideas that could be modified and applied to nearly any learning context.

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Link to presentation’s supporting documents:
Ways of Working

Additional Information:
Further links and resources to support this presentation can be found at Chris’ wiki – Ways of Working

Subscribe to Chris’s blog at http://www.betchablog.com, or follow via Twitter on http://www.twitter.com/betchaboy