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K12Online15 Day One: October 19, 2015

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k12 online badgeWelcome to day one of the 2015 K12Online Conference! All presentations are listed and linked on our main conference schedule.

Week One – Today we have four presentations. Take your time to enjoy them. Share what you learn with your colleagues. You can always come back to view sessions you missed or those you want to see again. Everything is archived.

Today’s sessions:


Strand Keynote: Maker Ed: The Work and the Impact
Stephanie Chang, Maker Ed

Girls Make IT – Circuits Coding and eTextiles
Lucie deLaBruere


Strand Keynote: Ordinary/Amazing Stories of Connection
Alan Levine

The Global Educator
Julie Lindsay

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2015 2015-Maker Ed

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Presenter: Lucie deLaBruere
Location: Colchester, VT, USA

Presentation Title: Girls Make IT – Circuits Coding and eTextiles

Presentation Description: The workshop will highlight the evolution of a project that has been successful in engaging girls in coding via Making with Soft Circuits and eTextiles. Inspired by M.I.T. ‘s robotic garden, Lucie deLaBruere is developing coding lessons/activities that helps students create LED enhanced artifacts for a collaborative community garden and learn to code a Lilypad Arduino microprocessor to give each artifact a unique presence in the garden. The project not only builds interest in coding, it also builds confidence in your ability to code.

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2015 2015-Stories of Connection

The Global Educator

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Presenter: Julie Lindsay
Location: Ocean Shores, New South Wales, Australia

Presentation Description: Do you know how to take your learning global? Embedding global understandings, connected learning and global collaborative activities across the curriculum within a digital learning environment is an imperative objective for all educators today. It must become ‘virtually unstoppable. But how?

The Global Educator shares what attributes, skills and mindset need to be adopted by educators in order to embrace connected and collaborative learning that is global in concept and practice. This presentation is a journey we will take together as we create our own stories of global connectedness. The attributes of a global educator are shared as are essential objectives to do with online global collaboration. Become a virtually unstoppable global educator by learning new strategies and approaches to global learning.


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Connect with Julie……
Email: lindsay.julie@gmail.com
Blog: E-Learning Journeys – http://www.julielindsay.net
Portfolio: http://about.me/julielindsay
More information: http://flatconnections.com

See also, The Global Educator website http://theglobaleducator.net

2015 2015-Maker Ed

Maker Ed: The work and the impact

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Presenter: Stephanie Chang, Trey Lathe
Location: Oakland, CA, USA

Presentation Title: Maker Ed: The work and the impact

Presentation Description: The maker education movement carries with it the momentum and promise to transform education — and ultimately, how we view learning and teaching altogether. It brings together elements of various educational pedagogies and practices, historical movements, and current trends, engaging all youth in interdisciplinary, hands-on learning experiences that are reflective and purposeful. Maker Ed, a non-profit organization that works with educators, organizations, and communities nationwide, help to train, support, and connect educator’s efforts to integrate making into their educational approaches and make a deep, long-lasting impact on their youth.

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2015 2015-Stories of Connection

Ordinary/Amazing Stories of Connection

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Presenter: Alan Levine
Location: Strawberry, AZ, USA

Presentation Title: Ordinary/Amazing Stories of Connection

Presentation Description: We all start out our educational careers (meaning when we were in kindergarten) intrinsically knowing the value of sharing. Somewhere between there and graduate school we lose track of this simple concept, be it worrying about intellectual property rights, fearing theft, or just questioning the value of what we do.

The open ecology of the internet can undermine what I think is learned and limiting stinginess. In this presentation I want to celebrate the True Stories of what happens to people when they share something openly on the web whether they think it ordinary or amazing. I asked colleagues to share their own stories of something unexpected, valuable, powerful, or just plain inspiring as a result of sharing that piece of media, document, video, blog post, even a single tweet that became valuable to someone they did not know before.

The power, the strength, the future of the internet as we know it now, depends on this two-way flow. Share openly, appreciate what others have done, and then share your story. I cannot guarantee amazing results or free trips to exotic countries.

But I can guarantee, if you never share anything openly, you will never having an amazing story happen to you.

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