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PROFESSIONAL LEARNING NETWORKS KEYNOTE “Holding a Mirror to our Professional Practice”

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Derek Wenmoth
Christchurch, New Zealand
Blog: http://blog.core-ed.net/derek
Bio Derek has a background as a teacher, principal and teacher educator, and is currently the eLearning Director for CORE Education in New Zealand. CORE is responsible for the national professional development programme for teachers using technology in schools and early childhood centres. He spends most of his time now working on a variety of projects relating to eLearning and the use of ICT in education, and has a particular interest in the emergence of virtual schooling around the world, and in the ways in which we can understand the value of what we are doing with ICT in the classroom.
Bio Page https://k12online07presenters.wikispaces.com/Derek_wenmoth
Twitter: @dwenmoth

Presentation Title “Holding a Mirror to our Professional Practice”

DescriptionDerek will challenge us to hold a mirror to our professional practice and begin reflecting critically on what we are doing with technology in our classrooms, using examples from New Zealand to illustrate the use of reflective practice both at an individual level, and at a whole school and systemic level. He’ll also describe an online tool that’s been developed as a result of the New Zealand research which seeks to assist teachers in their self-research.

Presentation:

iPod ready http://k12online.wm.edu/K12_Keynote_3web.mp4
Original http://k12online.wm.edu/K12_Keynote_3web.mov
Audio only http://k12online.wm.edu/K12_Keynote_Derek_Wenmoth.mp3

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2007-Prof-Learning-Networks

Professional Learning Networks“The Collaborative ABC Project: Using Technology To Tell Stories”

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Kevin Hodgson
Leeds, Massachusetts, USA
Blog: http://dogtrax.edublogs.org/

Bio
Kevin Hodgson is the technology liaison with the Western Massachusetts Writing Project and he also teaches writing to sixth graders at the Norris Elementary School in Southampton, Massachusetts. When he is not teaching, or thinking about teaching, he can be found with his wife and three young sons during the day and with his rock and roll band — The Sofa Kings — late at night. Somewhere in between all that, he writes poetry and stories and explores/shares through his Weblog experiment called Kevin’s Meandering Mind.

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Bonnie Kaplan
Nyack, New York, USA
Blog: http://blk1.edublogs.org./

Bio
Bonnie Kaplan is the Co-Director and Technology Liaison with the Hudson Valley Writing Project and for 30 years she taught high school English and Drama at Pearl River High School, New York. For the last three years she has moved on to a new life chapter and spends more time working with the HVWP and developing her digital passion and skills. She loves playing classical guitar to a audience of two loyal fans. She spends lots of time in dark movie theaters and traveling to exotic places. She shares everything on her blog: http://blk1.edublogs.org.

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Presentation Title
“The Collaborative ABC Project: Using Technology To Tell Stories”

Description
Our presentation (which will be a collaborative effort led by at least two presenters) will focus in on a collaborative digital storytelling project that brought together about a dozen teachers from the USA (and one from New Zealand) who used video technology to create a collaborative online ABC movie project. We intend to discuss how our project came to being from an inquiry approach and also to have participants take part in a smaller scale version of our ABC movie-book adventure. We will produce our presentation using a mixture of a blog, video examples, screencasts and podcasts. Our presentation will be online due to the nature of collaboration and may not have offline downloadable aspects to it.

Presentation
Original
http://k12online.wm.edu/TheCollaborativeABCMovie_Project.htm
Audio only
http://k12online.wm.edu/ABC.mp3

Supporting Links
Edublogs
http://techstories.edublogs.org/

YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/

Google Video
http://video.google.com/

Jumpcut
http://www.jumpcut.com/

Wikispaces
http://dogwritingideas.wikispaces.com/ABCstory

Community Mapping
http://www.communitywalk.com/the_collaborative_abc_movie_project/abc_movie/map/8999

Spresent
http://k12onlineconference.org

Gliffy
http://www.gliffy.com/publish/1201479/

Toon Doo
http://www.toondoo.com/Home.do

VoiceThread
http://voicethread.com/

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OBSTACLES TO OPPORTUNITIES KEYNOTE “The Why’s and Wherefores”

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Brian Crosby
Sparks, Nevada, USA
Blog: http://www.learningismessy.com/blog/
Twitter: @bcrosby

Bio
Brian Crosby, an elementary teacher for 26 years, teaches fifth grade in Sparks, Nevada, and has infused technology into teaching since the 1980’s. While piloting a 1:1 laptop program,students in his class utilize many Web 2.0 tools including Skype, Fiickr, blogs and wikis. His award winning student produced video about including a classmate has been downloaded thousands of times. Brian teaches several popular tech classes for teachers. You can try keeping up with him on his blog “Learning Is Messy” at http://www.learningismessy.com/blog/.

Bio Page
https://k12online07presenters.wikispaces.com/Brian+Crosby

Presentation Title “The Why’s and Wherefores”
Description
Using what is happening in my classroom as a backdrop, we’ll endeavor to provide reasons, methods and rationale during our time here that support integration of 21st century tools in education. We will share a few tools and methods that you may not have access to, but much of what you will see is probably available at your school site “¦ you just don’t know it yet.

Presentation:

iPod ready http://k12online.wm.edu/bcrosby.mp4
Original http://k12online.wm.edu/bcrosby.movhttp://k12online.wm.edu/bcrosby_ lowres.mov
Audio only
http://k12online.wm.edu/bcrosby.mp3

Supporting Links
Sir Ken Robinson TED Talk video http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/66
Math Magician http://oswego.org/ocsd-web/games/mathmagician/maths1.html
Dance Mat Typing http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/typing/
Class Blog http://classblogmeister.com/blog.php?blogger_id=65078
Links to Class Videos http://www.learningismessy.com/video.htm
Class Wiki Page http://crosbyclass.wikispaces.com/
Animal Ark Wiki Project http://crosbyprojects.wikispaces.com/Animal+Ark
Our Flickr Page http://www.flickr.com/photos/34879177@N00/
Teacher Tube http://www.youtube.com/
Inclusion Video http://www.arisleyschool.org/Inclusion.mov
Skype conferencing software http://skype.com/

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Obstacles to Opportunities “Challenging Assumptions About Technology Professional Development”

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Sylvia Martinez
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Blog: http://blog.genyes.com/

Bio
Sylvia Martinez is president of Generation YES, working to empower students in K-12 schools through digital technology. Sylvia has designed educational games, curriculum, and online experiences for teachers and students. Sylvia speaks and writes on subjects such as the use of technology, simulations and games to enhance educational opportunities and enable youth voice.

Bio Page
https://k12online07presenters.wikispaces.com/Sylvia+Martinez

Presentation Title
“Challenging Assumptions About Technology Professional Development”

Description
Forty years after the invention of the personal computer, schools still find themselves begging teachers to introduce technology into classrooms. Conventional wisdom attributes the lack of effective technology use in classrooms to a shortage of, or poorly run professional development. At the same time, student-centered learning environments require teachers to develop more expertise not only in technology but also in pedagogy. Rather than continue to do more of the same, we should question assumptions and explore new models of teacher learning that address these issues.

Presentation
iPod ready
http://k12online.wm.edu/k12techPDassumptions.m4v
Audio only
http://k12online.wm.edu/k12techPDassumptions.mp3

Supporting Links
http://myedplace.wikispaces.com/

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