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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

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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
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@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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Creating Lifelong Learners

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

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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Ways of Working

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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

2009-Week in the Classroom

Thinking Outside the Box – Skateboard

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Presenter: Keith Kelley
Location: Newport, MAINE, United States
Link to presenter’s K12Online Ning Profile page

Presentation Title: Thinking Outside the Box – Skateboard

Presentation Description: How do you build a hands on program that students like?  I explain the process and steps to my skateboard program. I show actually video and pictures of students using the tools, designing, painting and building their skateboard.

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www.itsvms.com

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2009 2009-Week in the Classroom

Creative competitions In Plastica and Lenguajes visual of 4 ESO (16 years)

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Presenter: Josu Garro
Location: Bilbao, Pays Basque, Spain
Link to presenter’s K12Online Ning Profile page

Presentation Title: Creative competitions In Plastica and Lenguajes visual of 4 ESO ( 16 years )

Presentation Description: Creative competitions In Plastica and Lenguajes visual of 4 ESO ( 16 years ) Competencias creativas de Plastica y Lenguaje visual con alumnos de 16 años, todo un proceso de aprendizaje/enseñanza utilizando una Wiki como esqueleto del curso. Buscar la implicación y creatividad del alumno y alumna de 16 años con problemas de autoestima y trabajo de aula.

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http://www.slideshare.net/otxolua/expresin-plstica-y-visua-lchile

Additional Information:
Enlace al blog personal Josu a un click, mi proyecto educativo a2click, el wiki de plástica plt4, mi página de twitter @otxolua y mi enlace skype txolua

2009 2009-Week in the Classroom

Around the World with Skype

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Presenter: Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano
Location: Jacksonville, FL, USA
Link to presenter’s K12Online Ning Profile page

Presentation Title: Around the World with Skype

Presentation Description: Are you ready to get started with Skype? In this presentation you will see and hear what kind of hardware and software you will need, get step by step instructions to set up for your first call. Find out strategies and discover projects to join as well as links and resources how to find and contact more partners. You will hear advice from real teachers on how to prepare your class for successful Skype connections, help your students learn, document, reflect, and many more ideas how to open up your classroom to the world.

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Link to presentation’s supporting documents:
http://langwitches.org/blog/2009/12/16/k12online09/

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Skype: langwitches

2009 2009-Week in the Classroom

Alrededor del Mundo con Skype

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Presenter: Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano
Location: Jacksonville, FL, USA
Link to presenter’s K12Online Ning Profile page

Presentation Title: Alrededor del Mundo con Skype

Presentation Description: ¿Listos para empezar a usar Skype en las escuelas? – ¿Qué clase de hardware y software van a necesitar? Instrucciones, paso a paso, como preparar su primera llamada. ¿Cómo encontrar proyectos para participar, enlaces y recursos. ¿Cómo encontrar y conectar con más aulas? En esta presentación van a escuchar consejos en cómo preparar a sus estudiantes para una conexión de Skype exitosa, ayudarles a aprender, documentar y a reflexionar…

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http://langwitches.org/blog/2009/12/16/k12online09/

Additional Information:
Blog
Twitter
Skype: langwitches

2009 2009-Week in the Classroom

Living History – Authentic Learning Empowered By Digital Technology

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Presenter: Jane Ross
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
Link to presenter’s K12Online Ning Profile page

Presentation Title: Living History – Authentic Learning Empowered By Digital Technology

Presentation Description: Jane Ross is an Apple Distinguished Educator and has recently graduated from a Masters in Education (Ed Tech) which she did entirely online from Australia. Jane is the Digital Technologies Specialist for Sinarmas World Academy in Indonesia. She is a regular presenter in Indonesia, often presenting in Indonesian which is her second language.

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http://1to1inpractice.blogspot.com/2009/11/support-documents-for-k12-online.html

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1 to 1 in Practice blog
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2009 2009-Week in the Classroom

Nurturing the 21st Century History Teacher

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Presenter: Tom Daccord
Location: chestnut Hill, MA, USA
Link to presenter’s K12Online Ning Profile page

Presentation Title: Nurturing the 21st Century History Teacher

Presentation Description: Emerging technologies, a globalized world, and fiscal restraints demand innovative approaches to education. This session explores new research about 21st century teaching strategies and professional development and shares models, resources, and examples to help social studies teachers effectively integrate technology and address needed skills.

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http://edtechteacher.org

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Best of History Web Sites

Teaching History with Technology

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2009 2009-Kicking It Up a Notch 2009-Week in the Classroom Announcements

K12Online09 Day 7 Presentations: 15 December 2009

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Welcome to day seven 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

The Virtual Heroic Journey
Kevin Hodgson

Unlikely Coordinates? Geocaching Across the Curriculum
Beth Ritter-Guth

OpenSim: Open Learning
Timothy Hart

WEEK IN THE CLASSROOM

Blogging and Communicative Competences in the EFL Class
Cristina Arnau Vilà

Show & Tell: Exhibit, Reflect & Critique with Blogs
Sarah Sutter

The Digital Writer’s Workshop
Jackie Gerstein

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:
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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.