Liz Kolb spent 7 years as a classroom social studies teacher,high school technology coordinator and integration specialist. She is now an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Madonna University in Michigan as well as finishing her PhD in Learning Technologies at University of Michigan. She teaches courses for both preservice and inservice teachers concerning technology integration in schools. For more information on her background, please see her virtual CV at http://sitemaker.umich.edu/kolb_504.
“Cell Phones as Classroom Learning Tools”
This presentation focuses on ways to connect students’ favorite digital toy with classroom learning. Cell phones have the capability to become the “Swiss army knife” for student research and organization. First, we explore using cell phones as data collection tools: audio recorders, digital cameras, and digital camcorders. Additionally, we consider how classroom projects can be developed for cell phones: creating ring tones, text messaging, mobile WebPages, and mobile surveys. Finally, we contemplate the future features of cell phones and how those features play a role in learning.
Born in Germany, raised in Argentina and living in the USA, Silvia graduated with a Degree in Spanish & International Studies and a Master’s in Instructional Technology. She serves as the Instructional Technology Facilitator at a private elementary school. She was instrumental in establishing and is supporting an integrated global awareness curriculum for all grade levels.
“Travel through Space and Time”
Global awareness is making its way into the educational landscape. We are recognizing that our students are growing up in a “flat world” and cannot afford to live isolated from learning about other languages, cultures, traditions and points of view. The presenter took over 400 students and their teachers along…virtually…as she traveled physically half way around the world to China. Learn how, through the power of web 2.0 tools, she seamlessly combined a blog, podcasts, photos and videos to educate students about cultural universals, while addressing curriculum standards.
Our culminating event, “When Night Falls”, a chain of 1 or 2 hour long Elluminate sessions stretching over a 24 hour period– a 24 hour continuous K12 Online coffee break– is only 2 weeks away beginning at 12:00 AM Saturday, October 27 GMT. You’ll find more information about “When Night Falls”here and here.
We need moderators for each hour of the 24 hour event!
What could be better than moderating a session of this 24 hour opportunity for participants of the 2007 K12 Online conference to gather in an Elluminate room to reflect and connect with friends, both old and new, about their experiences at K12 Online 2007? Please consider extending your conference participation by taking on this role.
What are moderator responsibilities?
moderate an Elluminate session for 1 hour (or more if you choose) — if you don’t know how to do that, we’ll teach you!
record the session– if you don’t know how to do that, we’ll teach you!
record reflections from participants on the “When Night Falls” wiki and write a summary of the conversations from your session.
encourage everyone to register their participation by entering their location and blog address on the Conference Attendr Map.
In the coming weeks, when night falls, the virtual K12 Online Ning community will rise, extending opportunities for conversations and collaboration. We hope you’ll become an active member when that becomes available.
David Warlick Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
Blog 2¢ Worth — http://davidwarlick.com/2cents
Bio David Warlick, a 30 year educator, has been a classroom teacher, district administrator, and staff consultant with the North Carolina State Department of Public Instruction. For the past ten years, Mr. Warlick has operated The Landmark Project, a consulting, and innovations firm in Raleigh, North Carolina. His web site, Landmarks for Schools, serves more than a half-million visits a day with some of the most popular teacher tools available on the Net. David is also the author of three books on instructional technology and 21st century literacy, and has spoken to audiences throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, and South America. Twitter:@dwarlick
Presentation Title “Inventing the New Boundaries”
As you watch the video, during the first 24 to 48 hours, go to the session chat, register, and post questions, comments, and additions, as they occur to you.
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I am writing an article about the three converging conditions. The outline is currently on a wiki page. It would be useful to me if you could go and insert any elements of the address or concept that resonated especially well with you.
Description: For decades, education has been an easy institution to define. It consisted of a set of accepted literacy skills, a definable body of knowledge, and the pedagogies for teaching those skills to willing students who were arranged in straight rows. Today, for the first time in decades (in generations of teachers), we are facing the challenge of changing our notions about teaching and learning to adapt to a rapidly changing world. We are struggling to rethink what it is to be educated, to reinvent the classroom, and redefine what it is to be a teacher and a student. There is much that has changed, and for much of it, we have responded to by attempting to ignore, filter, or to block it out.This presentation, by 30+ year educator, author, and technologist, David Warlick, will explore some of these changes and challenges and arrange them as a set of converging conditions that might just help us to redefine and retool the 21st century classroom.
The conveners are excited to announce the K12 Online 2007 conference schedule! All times on the schedule are GMT with a link provided to a time converter. Both presentations and live events are included on the schedule. As the presentations are published, they will be linked from the conference schedule. You will find the conference schedule HERE. The conference schedule will also be linked in the “Asides” on the front page of the blog.Only eight days until the pre-conference keynote with David Warlick!
Plan to join us for the exciting Live Events of K12 Online 2007! Participate with the conference organizers and the keynote speakers in free wheeling open-ended Fireside Chats in Elluminate and in the culminating conference event “When Night Falls”, a chain of several 1 or 2 hour long skypecasts stretching over a 24 hour period; a 24 hour continuous K12 Online coffee break.
Mark your calendars today!
All dates and times are GMT and links to a time converter are provided for your convenience.