Category Archives: 2009-Leading the Change

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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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-Leading the Change

Using computer games as a context for learning and social interaction

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Presenter: Ollie Bray
Location: Edinburgh / Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Link to presenter’s K12Online Ning Profile page

Presentation Title: Using computer games as a context for learning and social interaction

Presentation Description: After a brief introduction Ollie Bray describes the use of commercially available computer games in the classroom. In particular he focuses on why the use of games are appropriate for learning and teaching.

He then goes on to describe an innovative project that was piloted in is own schools learning community that uses the game Guitar Hero as a contextual hub for learning and to help children make the transition between primary school to secondary school (elementary school to high school).

The project has now been adopted in various forms in schools all across Scotland and further afield.


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http://olliebray.typepad.com/olliebraycom/2009/12/k12online09.html.html

Additional Information:
Blog: www.olliebray.typepad.com

Twitter: www.twitter.com/olliebray

2009 2009-Leading the Change

Probing the Prospects of Paperless Pedagogy

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Presenter: Jason Neiffer
Location: Helena, Montana, USA
Link to presenter’s K12Online Ning Profile page

Presentation Title: Probing the Prospects of Paperless Pedagogy

Presentation Description: After years of lobbying, my high school World Cultures course is now assigned to a computer lab each day during my school year. In this proto-one-to-one environment, I am attempting a largely paperless classroom. Using Moodle, Web 2.0 tools and a mix of liberal computer lab hours and checkout laptops, I have eliminated the paper shuffle from my World Cultures class. I am now three months into my project and ready to report the early results including its impact on my other courses.

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Additional Information:
www.neiffer.com
www.techsavvyteacher.com/blog
Twitter: neiffer
Twitter: techsavvyteach

2009 2009-Leading the Change

21st Century Learning Plato’s Way

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

Presentation Title: 21st Century Learning Plato’s Way

Presentation Description: This presentation provides a snapshot of web 2.0 and games based learning which have been implemented in our school and how we have managed to achieve this across all grades Kindergarten to Year 6. We have been using these technologies for several years but it has only been in this last year that there has been a wholesale uptake of these learning resources. 96% of our students are from non English speaking backgrounds. Many of them arrive at school with impoverished language and life experiences. it is our mission to enrich their vocabulary, turn them on to reading and writing and engage them in the process of becoming critical and creative lifelong learners using technology as the tool.

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Additional Information:
gaildyer.edublogs.org
www.belmoresouthpublicschool.org
kpericles.edublogs.org
allstars.edublogs.org
clevercookies.edublogs.org

2009 2009-Leading the Change

Building A Web 2.0 Culture

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Presenter: Paul Curtis
Location: Napa, California, United States
Link to presenter’s K12Online Ning Profile page

Presentation Title: Building A Web 2.0 Culture

Presentation Description: Web 2.0 is more than a set of technology tools. It reflects the democratization of information, the power of collaboration and the personalization we hope to find in any school. Taking full advantage of Web 2.0 technology requires more than hardware and software, it requires adopting a Web 2.0 culture. In 1996, New Technology High School in Napa, California opened with a vision of reinventing high school for a new age. At the core of their approach was a culture, curriculum and technology foundation that empowered the student to take more control over their learning and the school. New Tech High is now a national model for school transformation with a network of over 40 21st Century schools based on those principals. Learn the specific strategies and technologies used by the New Technology Network to create a culture that is more student (user) centered in the classroom and encourage collaboration between students, teachers and schools.

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Additional Information:
Find me on Twitter – paulscurtis

2009 2009-Leading the Change

Moogpal in Action

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Presenter: Chris Fitzgerald Walsh
Location: Walnut Creek, California, USA
Link to presenter’s K12Online Ning Profile page

Presentation Title: Moogpal in Action

Presentation Description: What do you get when you cross Moodle with Google Apps with Drupal? Moogpal! This presentation provides a preview of the development work currently underway by New Tech Network of high schools to integrate these free and open source tools to personalize learning, improve communication, and spur collaboration. The video includes an overview of why we chose these tools, their unique characteristics, and shows early mock-ups of how we plan to use them across our nationwide network of 40 high schools.

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Want more info or get involved in the project? Tweet me @fitzwalsh

2009 2009-Leading the Change

Slippery Rocks & Hard Places: Twelve Bridges and Learning Matters

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Presenter: Dennis Richards
Location: Andover, MA, USA
Link to presenter’s K12Online Ning Profile page

Presentation Title: Slippery Rocks & Hard Places: Twelve Bridges and Learning Matters

Presentation Description: To begin, I want you to know I created a wiki that expands upon the notions I discuss in this presentation/video. If you find what I say worthy of further reflection, carry your learning beyond the boundaries of the .mov and visit tr.im/bridginggaps.

If you wonder what a “well-educated” student will look like in our constantly shifting, interconnected, globalized society; if you want to know what teachers and administrators need to know about teaching and learning in the 21st Century; if you are ready to learn about newer, more effective ways of teaching that engage, challenge and inspire students; this is the session for you. In this video I will present a vision for teaching and learning in the 21st century that is evolving as I explore the intersection of pedagogy and the digital culture. There are twelve critical bridges that span competing conditions I have experienced that we must all acknowledge, experience and understand if we are to move toward the emerging new story of learning.

1. Building Learning Communities: Distant ~ Flat
2. Community Norms: Reserved ~ Confident
3. Boot Camp: Learned ~ Learning
4. Learning and Teaching: Compliance ~ Community
5. Read-Write Web: Repository ~ Participatory
6. Building a Network: Possess ~ Share
7. Leadership and Planning: Consistent ~ Innovative
8. Mental Models: Informed ~ Wise
9. Establishing Identity: Directed ~ Autonomous
10. Presentation Skills: Deliver ~ Engage
11. Learning Environment: Contained ~ Open
12. Map of Community Values: Change ~ Transformation

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http://lsw09.wikispaces.com/Bridging+Gaps

Additional Information:
innovation3 blog: tr.im/i3blog
education week leadertalk blog contributor: tr.im/i3leader
innovation3 wiki: tr.im/i3wiki
twitter: dennisar
email: dennisar [at] gmail [dot] com

2009 2009-Leading the Change

Whither ePortfolios

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

Presentation Title: Whither ePortfolios

Presentation Description: A somewhat provocative viewpoint of what constitutes an ‘ePortfolio’ and a very brief cursory overview of the use of one ePortfolio tool that can be integrated within a VLE. The presentation will suggest that ePortfolios are ubiquitous, its just that they are not seen as such. How can non-traditional ePortfolio formats be formalised, accepted and given authority? In fact what IS an ePortfolio?

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

Additional Information:
I am @digitalmaverick on Twitter.

2009 2009-Leading the Change

You Might Be a 21st Century Leader if…

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Presenter: David Wells
Location: Montpelier, VT
Link to presenter’s K12Online Ning Profile page

Presentation Title: You Might Be a 21st Century Leader if…

Presentation Description: 21st Century School Leaders are critical to the success of students and the advancement of technology integration in our schools. But would you know a 21st Century Leader if you saw one? My presentation describes how the standards for good leadership match up with the standards for being a 21st Century Leader.


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http://principalofchange.wordpress.com/you-might-be-a-21st-century-leader-if/

Additional Information:
Come be part of my personal learning network!

Blog: principalofchange.wordpress.com
Twitter: principalwells
Second Life: Lupin Writer

2009 2009-Leading the Change

Digiteens: Digital Citizenship by Digital Teenagers

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Presenter: Vicki Davis and Westwood Schools Students
Location: Camilla, Georgia, USA
Link to presenter’s K12Online Ning Profile page

Presentation Title: Digiteens: Digital Citizenship by Digital Teenagers

Presentation Description: Much of digital citizenship education focuses on adults compiling information to share with students, this method provides a framework for students to conduct authentic research with global partners on the aspects of digital citizenship and creation of action projects at their schools. This presentation’s goal is to: 1) demonstrate the efficacy of a project based approach to digital citizenship education, 2) provide insight into teen-mentoring of younger students, 3) effective coaching practices for teachers and educators wishing to encourage a project based learning approach to digital citizenship, 4) an overview of the aspects of digital citizenship salient to teenagers around the world and what they think the message of educators should be to their students, and 5) a concrete experience allowing students who have thoroughly researched this topic to share their thoughts with a global audience and engage in global discussion on this.

This is a compilation of student views, research, and beliefs as it relates to digital topics and how these should be taught in schools.

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http://www.flatclassroomproject.org

Additional Information:
Digiteen Project: a Flat Classroom project.

The information in this presentation refers to the following Digiteen Projects:
Digiteen 2007
Digiteen 2008
Digiteen 09-2
Digiteen 09-3

Vicki Davis,
Cool Cat Teacher Blog @coolcatteacher

Digiteen Action Projects
http://supersocialsafety.blogspot.com @socialsafety