Category Archives: 2010-Student Voices

2010-Student Voices

Learning On My Own

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Presenter: Nicolas Gutkowski
Location: Crozet, Virginia, USA
Link to presenter’s K12Online Ning Profile page

Presentation Title: Learning On My Own

Presentation Description: Nicolas Gutkowski, a middle school student from Virginia, describes his experiences in fifth grade when given the latitude to direct his own learning on his wiki.

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Link to presentation’s supporting documents:
http://nicolascres.wikispaces.com/

Additional Information:
Nicolas’ wiki

2010-Student Voices

Students Redefine School

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Presenters: Monkia, Jim, Jessi, Hans, Morgan, Lucas, Cristan, Noah, Chase, Aaron, Gus, Andria, & Austin (with help from educators Monika Hardy and Jim Folkestad)
Location: Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
Link to the students’ teacher’s K12Online Ning Profile page

Presentation Title: Students Redefine School

Presentation Description: We believe that education is the vehicle to social change everyone craves. We believe that personalization is now possible in public school, because of the connections to people and info the web now allows. We believe that the process of learning how to learn, amped by the personalization digital equity allows is the new standard.

In the lab, we are experimenting with ways to facilitate personalized learning and ownership. We believe learning and self-constructing is natural, but most people need to break out of habits focused on following rules. Experimentation means doing, and doing breeds mistakes. Risk of failure blinds many to their potential. We believe playing it safe today is a greater risk.

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http://tsdinnovationlab.tumblr.com/

Additional Information:
some links to what we’re doing….

lab tumblr
facebook group – daily footage
site created to scale the processbeta
PAR
monitoring process
student voices for k-12 online
student voices trailer for k-12 online
adjacency part of ongoing experiments
current videos modeling the (detox) process of thinking

2010-Student Voices

Creating an Educational Follow Me Project

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Presenter: Sarah Beeghle
Location: Carlisle, Pennsylvania, USA
Link to presenter’s K12Online Ning Profile page

Presentation Title: Creating an Educational Follow Me Project

Presentation Description: This student session will describe the Follow Me Project, show some examples of projects and then teach how you can create your own Follow Me Project. The award-winning Civil War Sallie project will also be discussed.

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Link to presentation’s supporting documents:
http://followme.wikispaces.com

Additional Information:
www.civilwarsallie.com
www.patriotpete.com
Twitter: @civilwarsallie

2010-Student Voices

Inside ITGS: Cyber-Students Share their Connected Learning

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Presenters: Julie Lindsay and Madeleine Brookes
Location: Beijing, China
Link to Julie’s K12Online Ning Profile page and Madeleine’s K12Online Ning Profile page

Presentation Title: Inside ITGS: Cyber-Students Share their Connected Learning

Presentation Description: Inside ITGS is about classrooms globally coming together to form an online learning community for the IB subject Information Technology in a Global Society. Madeleine Brookes from Western Academy Beijing and Julie Lindsay from Beijing (BISS) International School, both in China, explore the impact of virtual communication and collaboration and feature the students from pioneer classrooms in a rare face-to-face meeting. It is through their eyes, as cyber-students, that we will learn more about how to use emerging technologies and build stronger more effective learning communities.

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http://insideitgs.net

Additional Information:
Julie Lindsay blogs at E-Learning Journey’s
Madeleine Brookes blogs at Technology for Thinking

2010-Student Voices

C^4: Leveraging The Power Of Blogs And Wikis In Student Learning

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Presenter: Dolores Gende, Chris P., Cyrus G., Emily H., Eric M. Paxton S., Pippa T., Puja M.
Location: Dallas, TX, USA
Link to presenter’s K12Online Ning Profile page

Presentation Title: C^4: Leveraging The Power Of Blogs And Wikis In Student Learning

Presentation Description:

An integral part of my Physics classes is the use of web 2.0 digital tools such as wikis and blogs among others. In this presentation my 9th grade students share their experience in the use of these tools and the positive impact these tools have had on their learning.

The students relate how the class wiki encouraged collaborative learning and information sharing by facilitating communication among the members of the class. One of the major advantages of using the wiki is that the students became engaged in conversations with one another outside of the classroom that enhanced and deepened their understanding of our class topics.

They talk about being empowered as learners in taking the lead in moving us all to the next step in our physics learning experience. And I do mean us. Through the wiki and their blogs I become a co-learner with the students, able to guide where appropriate, but also learning from what they bring to the conversation. It’s a conversation unlike a typical class conversation, because we are all on an equal footing.

The students describe the additional collateral advantages coming from blogging such as improvement in their writing skills and an awareness of the importance of being a reflective learner.

The presentation wiki (http://bit.ly/ac7kcf) includes a transcript of the presentation with relevant links to published demonstration of their immersion in critical thinking, collaboration, effective communication, and creativity.

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https://sites.google.com/a/parishepiscopal.org/c4-presentation/

Additional Information:
Personal Homepage
Blog: Journey in Technology
Twitter: @dgende

2010-Student Voices

Primary Digital Portfolios

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Presenter: Kathy Cassidy
Location: Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada
Link to presenter’s K12Online Ning Profile page

Presentation Title: Primary Digital Portfolios

Presentation Description: Primary students (five to seven years old) share their reflections about using digital portfolios in their classroom.

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Link to presentation’s supporting documents:
primaryportfolios.wikispaces.com

Additional Information:
Mrs. Cassidy’s Classroom Blog
Mrs. Cassidy’s Professional Blog
Kathy Cassidy on Twitter: @kathycassidy

2010-Student Voices

Radio Solidaria Amiga

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Presenter: Mª Magdalena Galiana
Location: Villajoyosa, Alicante, España
Presenter’s website

Presentation Title: Radio Solidaria Amiga

Presentation Description: Mi presentación va a set un ppt con audio donde explicaremos como hacemos radio en Radio Solidaria Amiga y como atendemos a la diversidad y la interculturalidad con ella.

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The Ben N Ben Show: Promoting Student Voice through a Student Hosted Webcast

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Presenter: Ben McNaboe & Ben Nickerson
Location: Yarmouth, Maine USA
Link to presenters’ website

Presentation Title: The Ben N Ben Show: Promoting Student Voice through a Student Hosted Webcast

Presentation Description: The Ben N Ben Show is exactly what this strand entails: Student Voice. We interview fellow students, teachers from around the country, technology professionals, college students/professors, politicians, etc. and all along, we work hard to promote schools centered around students and what they want in collaboration with the rest of the learning community. Exclusively on K12 Online, listen to this intimate interview with the Bens and get a better sense on why the Ben N Ben Show works, why it’s such a great thing to have in a high school, and how you too can create your own student hosted webcast.  Don’t forget to visit the Ben N Ben website to listen to archived shows (especially the show featuring Angus King, Matt Montagne, and Ron Ho.)

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Link to presentation’s supporting documents:
http://sites.google.com/site/bennbenshow/

Additional Information:
The Ben N Ben Show Online
EdTechTalk interview referenced in this presentation

2010-Student Voices

Let Me Tell MY Story

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Presenter: Carol Broos
Location: Northfield, IL
Link to presenter’s K12Online Ning Profile page

Presentation Title: Let Me Tell MY Story

Presentation Description: Mrs. Carol Broos has her students grades 5-8 talk about their projects within the music class. All files are found on musictechie.pbworks.com

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http://musictechie.pbworks.com/k12online-conference-2010

Additional Information:
Presentation wiki: musictechie.pbworks.com

The main school website is www.carolbroos.com and the entire music curriculum is found on beatechie.pbworks.com. Carol’s blog focusing on music and technology is www.beatechie.com.

2010-Student Voices Asides

STUDENT VOICES KEYNOTE
The Life Practice Model: a real life example

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Presenter: Colby Ratzlaff
Location: Emporia, Kansas USA
Twitter: @ColbyRatz

Presentation Title: The Life Practice Model: a real life example

Presentation Description: Hear a freshman tell the educational story of the last 4 years of his schooling, from August 2006-May 2010, after his parents decided that traditional school wasn’t fully meeting his needs. Colby attended Turning Point Learning Center, an innovative public charter school in Kansas, utilizing 1:1 laptops, and Web2.0-infused Project Based Learning.

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sites.google.com/site/colbyratz/

Additional Information:
Twitter: @techmancolby