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2007-Prof-Learning-Networks

Professional Learning Networks “Creating PLE’s with TLC”

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Brandi Caldwell
Springville, Alabama, USA
Blog: http://mrscaldwell0.edublogs.org/

Bio
Brandi is married with two sons Trey (7) and Brady (5 mths). She has taught high school English for 11 years. In 2002 she became a Nationally Board Certified Teacher. In 2006 she became a 21st Century Fellow with the Alabama Best Practices Center. Her goal in the classroom as well as with teacher training is to show that school can be challenging and creative through the use of technology integration.

Bio Page
https://k12online07presenters.wikispaces.com/BrandiCaldwell

Presentation Title
“Creating PLE’s with TLC”

Description
All teachers should feel like they can be a part of a professional learning environment (PLE) that involves their colleagues within the school, the district, and the world. Many face obstacles when seeking meaningful professional development. Brandi will provide ten technology-infused steps toward creating group collaboration and professional learning environments. The first step will be the most basic with the greatest comfort level and each step will advance towards a more technologically proficient user.

Presentation
iPod ready
http://k12online.wm.edu/PLEwithTLCnew_iPod.mov
Original
http://k12online.wm.edu/PLEwithTLC-new.mov
Audio only
http://k12online.wm.edu/PLEwithTLCnew.mp3

Supporting Links
http://del.icio.us/PLEwithTLC
http://professional-learning-networks.wikispaces.com/Welcome

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Professional Learning Networks “Building Online Communities for Youth”

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Lee Baber,
Shenandoah Valley, VA, USA
Blog: http://EdTechTalk.com

Bio
Lee Baber is a musician, audio engineer & artist who teaches CompTech8 in Virginia’s Rockingham County Schools and works with Youth Voices, Youthbridges, New Media Guides, EdTechTalk and presented Book of Internet Audio at K12Online last year.

Bio Page
https://k12online07presenters.wikispaces.com/Lee+Baber

Paul Allison
New York City, New York, USA
Blog: http://paulrallison.blogspot.com/

Bio
Paul Allison teaches as NYC School of the Future and is the NYC Technology Liaison for the New York City Writing Project.

Bio Page
https://k12online07presenters.wikispaces.com/Lee+Baber

Susan Ettenheim
New York City, New York, USA

Bio
Susan Ettenheim is having a lot of fun and finding great satisfaction teaching at Eleanor Roosevelt High School, M416 in New York City and webcasting with the EdTechTalk network of Worldbridges.

Bio Page
https://k12online07presenters.wikispaces.com/Lee+Baber

Chris Sloan
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Bio
Chris Sloan is a Master Journalism Educator and teaches AP English Language and Composition, composition, photography, and New Media at Judge Memorial in Salt Lake City, Utah. He has been the tech liaison for the Utah Writing Project, the National Writing Project, and the Utah state director for the Journalism Education Association.

Bio Page
https://k12online07presenters.wikispaces.com/Lee+Baber

Presentation Title
“Building Online Communities for Youth”

Description
Our examples for this presentation, Youthvoices and Personal Learning Space, are school-based social networking sites, a place online where our students share personal blogs, do research into topics of their own choosing, work with images, and develop profile pages that connect to other students from Canada, Brazil, USA, and other countries who are joining in. As students develop an online identity with maps, avatars/icons, interests, likes and dislikes, teachers and moderators of the space can facilitate communication and networking skills. (Live event Oct. 24, Wednesday at 9:00pm EST http://edtechtalk.com)

Presentation
Original
http://elggplans.wikispaces.com/Building%20Online%20Communities%20for%20Youth
Audio only
http://k12online.wm.edu/lbaber.mp3

Supporting Links
http://edtechtalk.com/node/169
http://YouthVoices.net
http://PersonalLearningSpace.com
http://YouthBridges.net
http://ElggPlans.wikispaces.com
http://YouthWiki.wikispaces.com
http://teachersteachingteachers.org/
http://WorldBridges.com
http://feeds.feedburner.com/paulallison
http://WebcastAcademy.net

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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

Supporting Links

 

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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.

Bio Page
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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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2007-New-Tools

New Tools “Learn to Blog: Blog to Learn”

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Anne Davis
McDonough, Georgia, USA
Blog: http://anne.teachesme.com/

Bio
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.

Bio Page
https://k12online07presenters.wikispaces.com/Anne+Davis

Presentation Title
“Learn to Blog: Blog to Learn”

Description
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.

Presentation
Original
http://k12online.wm.edu/learn.mov (~1min. Run Time; mov; 1.6 MB)
Audio only
http://k12online.wm.edu/learn.mp3 (~1min. Run Time; mp3; 1.3 MB)

Supporting Links
http://blogmeister.pbwiki.com/

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2007-Classroom2-0

Classroom 2.0 “If All My Classes Did This”

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Wendy Wolfe
Saint Paul, MN, USA
Blog: http://notimetosleep.wordpress.com/

Bio
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.

Bio Page
https://k12online07presenters.wikispaces.com/Wendy+Wolfe

Presentation Title
“If All My Classes Did This”

Description
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.

Presentation
iPod ready
http://k12online.wm.edu/If_All_Classes.mp4 (23:01 Run Time, mpeg4, 74.1 MB)
Original
http://k12online.wm.edu/If_All_Classes.wmv (23:00 Run Time, wmv,66.2 MB)
Audio only
http://k12online.wm.edu/If_All_Classes.mp3 (22:56 Run Time, mp3, 10.5 MB)

Supporting Links
Gcast
http://www.gcast.com/

Gliffy
http://www.gliffy.com/

ToonDoo
http://www.toondoo.com/Home.do

ScrapBlog
http://www.scrapblog.com/

Google Presentation
http://docs.google.com/

Zoho
http://zoho.com/

Recipes4Success
http://www.recipes4success.com/

Zambar
http://zamzar.com/

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