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2009 2009-Getting Started

Using Web 2.0 Tools to Teach ‘The Outsiders’

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Presenter: Drew Buddie
Location: Rickmansworth, UK
Link to presenter’s K12Online Ning Profile page

Presentation Title: Using Web 2.0 Tools to Teach ‘The Outsiders’

Presentation Description: Having been asked to deliver truly cross-curricular ICT to support the Extra English lessons provided for a small group of students, I decioded to use a range of Web 2.0 tools to asist with this. Inspired by the work of Tom Barrett and ‘We Tell Stories’ I decided to create an immersive experience that would help the students have a better understanding of the book. Amongst the tools I used for this were Stupeflix, Google Maps and Google Streetview. The students were able to produce work that was far more involved and detailed than that which they had produced before. As teachers we can be inspired by each other and this presentation is my tribute to this.

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http://k12online.ning.com/profile/DrewBuddie

2009 2009-Getting Started

Building on Analog Success with 2.0 Technology

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Presenter: Kelley Connolly & Jon Greenberg
Location: Chestnut Hill, MA USA
Link to presenter’s K12Online Ning Profile page

Presentation Title: Building on Analog Success with 2.0 Technology

Presentation Description: This presentation will focus on an established successful 6th grade capstone project called “The Biggest Dig.” In the 5th year of this research project, myself and Jon Greenberg, the Humanities teacher, collaborated to modernize the project using web 2.0 technologies such as wikis and online note taking software.

This video includes an overview of the project, review the tools used, how we decided to transition certain project components to web 2.0 tools, student feedback, and finally, a review of the final product and our assessments.

The goal of this presentation is to demonstrate that teacher collaboration and sharing of ideas is a fundamental component to enhancing already established curriculum. The idea that you do not have to throw out everything you have done in the analog world to adapt to web 2.0 world is our central theme.

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http://bigdig.wikispaces.com

Additional Information:
Twitter: kelleyc3
BCDS Faculty Site: http://iteach.ning.com
BCDS Mashup Site: http://www.bcdsmashup.org

2009 2009-Getting Started

Embracing Web 2.0 for the Administrator

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Presenter: Bill Carozza
Location: Deerfield, New Hampshire, USA
Link to presenter’s K12Online Ning Profile page

Presentation Title: Embracing Web 2.0 for the Administrator

Presentation Description: This workshop is part of the K12 Online Conference and is designed for the K-12 administrator looking to dip their toe into Web 2.0.

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http://wcarozza.wikispaces.com/

Additional Information:
Twitter: wcarozza
Blog: billcarozza.com
Podcast: wcarozza.podomatic.com

2009 2009-Getting Started

Bridging History Using Web 2.0 Tools

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Presenter: Robin Beaver and Jean Moore
Location: Rosemont, PA, USA
Link to presenter’s K12Online Ning Profile page

Presentation Title: Bridging History Using Web 2.0 Tools

Presentation Description: This presentation is a joint venture between a classroom teacher, Jean Moore and instructional tech specialist, Robin Beaver. Jean’s 7th grade students study Asia as part of their Social Studies/Literature curriculum. Over the past several years Jean has developed a number of projects involving technology to enrich these units of study. These activities have evolved over time in order to take advantage of the capabilities of new technologies. In this video we share ways in which Web 2.0 tools have helped to transform this unit and the impact this had on student collaboration and learning. Supporting materials include links to resources and activities used by Jean as well as tutorials for two of the tools mentioned.

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Additional Information:
Robin’s Blog – robinbeaver.edublogs.org
Twitter ID – robinbeaver
School Website – www.rosemontschool.org

2009 2009-Getting Started

Keeping Literacy in 21st Century Literacy

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Presenter: Drew Schrader
Location: Bloomington, IN
Link to presenter’s K12Online Ning Profile page

Presentation Title: Keeping Literacy in 21st Century Literacy

Presentation Description: In this session I outline the movement towards multiple literacies and 21st century literacies.  Within this framework I present concrete strategies and methods for pursing the traditional notion of literacy – reading and writing fluency – in an online context.   In particular I hope to show how “think alouds” and other literacy modeling strategies can be enhanced by Web 2.0 technologies like Diigo for social bookmarking and Screentoaster for easy screen capture and content delivery. Part of this enhancement comes from the ability to customize instruction to individual student needs and interests.  This presentation is a relatively equal mix of teaching theory, literacy pedagogy, and technology integration.

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Additional Information:
www.moodledrew.wikispaces.com

2009 2009-Getting Started

Google SketchUp Unleashed

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Presenter: Joseph J. Bires
Location: Haddonfield, NJ
Link to presenter’s K12Online Ning Profile page

Presentation Title: Google SketchUp Unleashed

Presentation Description: Learn how to empower students through the use of Google SketchUp.

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http://edtechleadership.com/wordpress3/?p=799

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Blog: www.edtechleadership.com
Twitter: joebires

2009 2009-Getting Started

Orientation in Second Life

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Presenter: Alan Hudson, Deborah Butler, Lawal Mohamed
Location: London, United Kingdom
Link to presenter’s K12Online Ning Profile page

Presentation Title: Orientation in Second Life

Presentation Description: New users of virtual worlds can find the interfaces and controls of 3D platforms difficult and confusing. Currently in Second life new users initially find their avatars in a space for orientation with other new users and possibly with helpers and guides to assist them. This video looks at different approaches to the design of these areas.

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http://www.londonmet.ac.uk

2009 2009-Getting Started

Options for Building Your Teacher Website and Why YOU Should

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Presenter: Cyndi Danner-Kuhn
Location: Manhattan, Kansas, USA
Link to presenter’s K12Online Ning Profile page

Presentation Title: Options for Building Your Teacher Website and Why YOU Should

Presentation Description: Every educator needs to build and maintain his or her own teacher Website. Technology provides teachers with more effective ways to communicate with students, their families, and the community than ever before. This session will help you learn how to use technology to communicate with different audiences through your classroom website. There are endless benefits of a maintaining a classroom Website. A classroom website gives students Resources, Relevance, Connections, Access and Experience. This session will provide links and resources to simple tools that allow any teacher, regardless of technical know-how, to create a live Website for free. The best way is for schools to install and support a tool that allows teachers to create Websites easily, but since many schools are not at that point yet, teachers should given both the encouragement and the freedom to build their own sites. You can make use of some very good tools for building free, live classroom Websites. I may leave out your favorite, so please add yours to the list, or tell us know what tool your school is using and what you like and dislike about it!

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www.cyndidannerkuhn.info
iChat (AIM) cyndidannerkuhn
Twitter/Plurk: cyndidannerkuhn
Skype: cyndidannerkuhn
Delicious/Diigo: cyndidannerkuhn

2009 2009-Getting Started

If You Host It, They Will Come

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Presenter: Jennifer Wagner
Location: Murrieta, California, USA
Link to presenter’s K12Online Ning Profile page

Presentation Title: If You Host It, They Will Come

Presentation Description: A chat with Jen Wagner about Online Projects. Ideas of how to start planning your own project. Several projects will be highlighted as “examples” and “possibilities”.

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http://jlwagner.pbworks.com/k1209

Additional Information:
Jen’s Blog: www.jenuinetech.com/blog
Jen’s Resource Page: jlwagner.pbworks.com
Jen’s Projects: www.jenuinetech.com
Jen On Twitter: jlwagner

2009 2009-Getting Started

Instructional Strategies That Work with Videoconferencing: Increasing Interactivity

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Presenter: Janine Lim
Location: Berrien Springs, MI, USA
Link to presenter’s K12Online Ning Profile page

Presentation Title: Instructional Strategies That Work with Videoconferencing: Increasing Interactivity

Presentation Description: Videoconferencing can bring the world to your classroom. It allows educators to bridge the divide by bringing experiences to rural students; by engaging conversations and interactions between urban and rural students and by connecting students globally. Whether using desktop videoconferencing or room based videoconferencing, educators can bridge the divide between “dabbling” in videoconferencing to fully integrating with solid classroom instructional strategies.

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Additional Information:
Please visit my blog post for today’s presentation that has all the links and resources for this presentation. Remember to stop by the K12 Online Conferencing Ning to discuss this presentation with colleagues and with me!