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Day 1 Presentations: 20 October 2008

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Welcome to day one of the 2008 K-12 Conference! Today’s presentations include:

“How Can I Become Part of this ReadWriteWeb Revolution?” by Alice Barr, Cheryl Oakes, and Bob Sprankle

“Asking Bigger Questions About Assessment” by Gardner Campbell

“Free Tools for Universal Design for Learning in Literacy” by Jennifer Kraft

“Professional Development without Borders: A Research and Support Model for Global Education” Konrad Glogowski and Sharon Peters has been cancelled.

Presentation links on our 2008 schedule page have been updated.

A page containing web feeds from the conference is available, including updated links for our 2008 audio podcast and video podcast channels. Note all presentations are not available as videos, some are audio-only.

As Darren explained in the post “K12 Online in Translation,” this year we are providing embedded links on dotsub for all video presentations and encouraging volunteers to transcribe presentation content so it will be available in multiple languages.

We are continuing to use blip.tv to transcode submitted videos, and as presentations are published during the conference they will be available on the conference blip.tv page for linking and embedding. As in the past, however, we are working to provide downloadable links from the William and Mary server so educators in locations where blip.tv or dotsub are blocked can download and access conference presentations. Links to day 1 presentations are not yet available from the W&M server but we anticipate they will be available soon.

Our WordPress plug-in for PD credit has been finalized and we expect that to be uploaded and activated later today. A separate blog post with information about these procedures will be posed when it is active.

Welcome to day 1 of our 2008 conference– Enjoy! 🙂

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GETTING STARTED KEYNOTE “How Can I Become Part of this ReadWriteWeb Revolution?”

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Alice Barr Maine, USA
Blog: http://alicebarr.org
Bio Page:
Twitter: @alicebarr

Cheryl Oakes Maine, USA
Blog: http://www.cheryloakes.com
Bio Page:
Twitter: @cheryloakes50

Bob Sprankle Maine, USA
Blog: http://bobsprankle.com
Bio Page: https://k12online08presenters.wikispaces.com/Bob+Sprankle
Twitter: @bobsprankle

Bio: The Seedlings , live in Maine, USA, webcast, podcast and deliver workshops locally and virtually. Alice Barr, Yarmouth High School, Bob Sprankle, Wells Elementary School, Cheryl Oakes, Wells Ogunquit Schools.

Presentation Title “How Can I Become Part of this ReadWriteWeb Revolution?”
Description Join Alice, Bob and Cheryl, as we kick off the Getting Started strand with our keynote: How do you Become Part of this Read/Write Web Revolution? Be a pioneer and become part of the journey learning about 21st Century Skills. Team up with us and the other strand conveners for this exciting excursion.


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Getting Started “Free Tools for Universal Design for Learning in Literacy”

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Jennifer Kraft Frackville, PA, USA
Blog: http://agapejen.wordpress.com/

Bio: Jennifer has a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary and Special Education from Millersville University and a Master’s in Technology for Special Educators from Johns Hopkins University. She started her career as a Specialized Preschool teacher in York, PA and then moved to her next position as an Education Technology Facilitator at Kennedy Krieger High School in Baltimore, MD. Here she found her love of assisting students with special needs through technology. She is currently substitute teaching as a Music Teacher and is looking for a new position in Education Technology.
Bio Page: https://k12online08presenters.wikispaces.com/Jennifer+Kraft

Presentation Title: “Free Tools for Universal Design for Learning in Literacy”
Description: This presentation will describe ways that you can support literacy using free tools found on the internet. Types of technology supports for literacy will be discussed as well as the some of the free tools that are available on the Internet today. The last part of the session will deal with what Universal Design for Learning calls for and how the types of tools discussed can assist educators in achieving Universal Design for Learning in your classroom.

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PROVE IT KEYNOTE “Asking Bigger Questions About Assessment”

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Gardner Campbell, Waco, Texas, USA
Blog: http://www.gardnercampbell.net/blog1
Bio Page: https://k12online08presenters.wikispaces.com/Gardner+Campbell
Twitter: @GardnerCampbell

Bio: Gardner Campbell is currently Director of the Academy for Teaching and Learning at Baylor University, where he also serves as an Associate Professor of Literature and Media in the Honors College.

Presentation Title: Asking Bigger Questions About Assessment

Description: How can we demonstrate that what we do with teaching and learning technologies makes a difference in student learning? My presentation doesn’t answer that question directly, but it does explore a larger historical and cultural context for the issue of student assessment. The aim is to start with complex questions of meaning and purpose so that we construct and choose our assessments wisely.

This presentation is audio-only so an embedded video is not available. The following slides accompany the audio file below:


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K12 Online in Translation

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K12 Online is committed to making learning freely available and broadly distributed worldwide. This year we’ve taken another step towards those ends as well as increasing accessibility of our content to people who speak languages other than English and the hearing impaired. We will also embed all video content directly on our site so it can be viewed immediately online without downloading.

dotSUB logoAll K12 online video content, as of 2008, is being mirrored at dotSUB.com. dotSUB.com is a video hosting site where community members volunteer to transcribe or translate video content. By distributing the work of translation and transcription across a network of people a small contribution of time by many results in increased accessibility of that content for an even larger audience. We’d like to encourage you to spend even just a few minutes transcribing/translating any of the video content published via K12 Online. You’ll be doing a world of good.

If you speak more than one language please translate even just a sentence or two of any K12 Online video content hosted at dotSUB.com. Your edit will automatically be mirrored in the flash embedded video here and encourage other speakers of that language to follow your lead.

If you are a teacher of language this could be a wonderful learning experience for your students. As a class assignment you might have them transcribe/translate any K12 Online video content as a way to practice learning both another language and maybe pick up an idea or two they can share with you or their other teachers. If you don’t have time to take in all the sessions offered in this year’s conference you could assign your students to transcribe/translate the content here and then present it to the class, or better yet, at a staff meeting. Can you image how your students will feel when their language learning leads to teaching their teachers? If you do this, please take pictures and share them with us … rooms full of proud, smiling faces.

You need to have a dotSUB.com account in order to transcribe/translate videos. Please sign up for a dotSUB.com account (really quick and easy) and help make our content as broadly accessible as possible.