Hello everyone, I am so pleased to be involved with the first K-12 Online conference! I’m convening the “Overcoming Obstacles” strand for week2, and I’d like to encourage you to submit a proposal!
I’ve started an open wiki with topic suggestions for “Overcoming Obstacles,” and you are welcome to both check that out and add to the list. (http://obstacles.wikispaces.com/topics) There are an amazing array of web 2.0 tools out there, but if we can’t figure out how to work within the real-world contexts in which we find ourselves, they won’t be able to do much to help our students better engage in the learning process.
If you’re ready to submit a proposal, please refer to the proposal submission guidelines (which are applicable to ALL strands) and then submit using the online form. If you make a mistake, just resubmit your proprosal and we’ll just keep the most recent version. That way we can minimized exchanged emails, and use the blog and wiki more to collaborate and answer questions. As of this morning we’ve received 22 submissions (in all categories.)
Also, EVERYONE is invited to sign the guestbook on this K-12 Online blog. Let us all know where you are living– this is a global conversation, and it’s very cool to have this opportunity to learn together! I hope you’ll plan to participate in one or more capacities during this free online conference opportunity. 🙂