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McDonough, Georgia, USA
Anne Davis is an educator with over 20 years experience as an elementary classroom teacher, an instructional lead teacher, a reading specialist, and an instructional technology specialist. She currently works at Georgia State University in the Instructional Technology Center in the College of Education as an Information Systems Training Specialist. Anne has created numerous blogging projects with students and teachers over the past five years.
“Learn to Blog: Blog to Learn”
This presentation is for educators new to the world of blogging who wish to learn how to use blogs with students in a safe and teacher-controlled environment. It is also for current bloggers who desire a step-by-step example of how to introduce teachers to blogging. The focus will be on creating blogs combined with instructional uses and examples of web 2.0 tools integrated within the blogging. Blogmeister is a good starting point for beginners as it is free, not blocked, is safe, and there is a community of help support available as teachers are beginning the process of learning to blog. It can be a good place to start to show administrators and others the power of blogging and provide examples of why we need to have less blocking and more educating and empowering of our students and teachers. While Blogmeister is the focus a WordPress example blog will also be shared. This plan can be adapted to any blogging software.
Saint Paul, MN, USA
Wendy Wolfe has a M.A. in E-Education and Educational Technology, teaches high school social studies and a classroom technology course for Saint Mary’s University. She serves as a consultant to the MN Historical Society and other area schools, presenting at workshops focused on infusing technology and education. In the low-tech world, you will find her sailing the Apostle Islands on Lake Superior.
“If All My Classes Did This”
Recognizing that educators want students to engage in and enjoy learning and to have the opportunities for success and that reality often brings hardware and budgetary constraints, this presentation explores free Web 2.0 tools focusing on student learning activities and engagement. For each tool, a general introduction will be made followed by:
- Ideas and examples of how these tools can be applied in the classroom.
- Tips to introduce tools to students, including privacy and fair use.
- Tips on showcasing and assessing student work.
http://k12online.wm.edu/If_All_Classes.mp4 (23:01 Run Time, mpeg4, 74.1 MB)
http://k12online.wm.edu/If_All_Classes.wmv (23:00 Run Time, wmv,66.2 MB)
http://k12online.wm.edu/If_All_Classes.mp3 (22:56 Run Time, mp3, 10.5 MB)
Moose Jaw, SK, Canada
Dean Shareski is in his 20th year in education. He has taught grades 1-8 and is currently a Digital Learning Consultant for Prairie South School Division in Saskatchewan, Canada. He is passionate about the power of networks and advocates for students to be in charge of much of their learning and be challenged to create new things and connect with new people.
Design is a word and idea that engulfs so much of our lives. How does it impact our classrooms and schools? How can we begin to think of design as something that we intentionally build into every day. We’ll look at very practical examples and ideas to begin the process of making design and creativity a part of teaching and learning.
http://k12online.wm.edu/k12.mp4 (24:42 Run Time, mpeg4, 94.1 MB)
http://video.google.ca/videoplay?docid=-7573353454993995098&hl=en-CA (24:22 Run Time, Google Video)
http://k12online.wm.edu/k12.mp3 (24:23 Run Time, mp3, 33.6 MB)
Buffalo, New York, USA
The presenter has been involved with programming and computing since 1979, building and using early machines in the microcomputer revolution, as well as exploring a number of the more interesting programming languages. He has created applications for personal, commercial and educational use from that beginning to the present, including in his capacity as school district Technology Integrator.
“Collaborative Concept Mapping – Breaking the Bounds of Location and Time… for $0.00 per Seat”
This presentation will explore a Concept Mapping solution developed at University under funding by US government agencies. CMapServers are running around the world for accessing, publishing and collaborating in building Concept Maps. CMapTools, use of which can promote the development of high-order thinking skills, is a stand-alone application for developing Concept Maps that can be published to a CMapServer. These Concept Maps are capable of containing concept text and relationships, as well as rich multimedia elements and hyperlinks to other resources to support and inform the map.
http://k12online.wm.edu/cmap-server.mp4(9:35min. Run Time; mpeg4; 21.3MB)
http://k12online.wm.edu/cmap-tools-iPod.mp4(9:19min. Run Time; mpeg4; 22.4MB)
http://k12online.wm.edu/introduction.ogg (3:02min Run Time; ogg audio; 3.1MB)
http://k12online.wm.edu/rationale.ogg (3:59min Run Time; ogg audio; 4.3MB)
http://k12online.wm.edu/cmap-server-orig.mp4 (9:35min Run Time; mpeg4; 23MB)
http://k12online.wm.edu/cmap-tools-full.divx (33:49min Run Time; divx video; 277.7MB)
http://k12online.wm.edu/cmap-tools.divx (34:02min Run Time; divx video; 160MB)
http://k12online.wm.edu/introduction.mp3 (3:02min Run Time; mp3; 2.8MB)
http://k12online.wm.edu/rationale.mp3 (3:58min Run Time; mp3; 3.6MB)
http://k12online.wm.edu/cmap-server.mp3 (9:35min Run Time; mp3; 8.8MB)
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