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2010 Announcements

#k12Online10 Day 1 Presentations: 18 October 2010

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Welcome to day one of the 2010 K-12 Online Conference! All presentations are listed and linked on our main conference schedule.

Today’s presentations include:


Keynote – The Life Practice Model: a real life example
Colby Ratzlaff

Let me tell MY story
Carol Broos


Keynote – Liderando el Cambio: Escuela 2.0, Educando la Participación
Dolors Reig

Creative Commons: What Every Educator Needs to Know
Rodd Lucier

Presentation links on our 2010 schedule page should be updated by 12:15 GMT today.

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Accessibility has been and remains extremely important to organizers and presenters in the K-12 Online Conference. At some point during or after the conference, please complete our accessibility survey. We value your input and encourage you to participate fully in the conference as well as share it with others in your school and community.

2010-Student Voices

Let Me Tell MY Story

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Presenter: Carol Broos
Location: Northfield, IL
Link to presenter’s K12Online Ning Profile page

Presentation Title: Let Me Tell MY Story

Presentation Description: Mrs. Carol Broos has her students grades 5-8 talk about their projects within the music class. All files are found on musictechie.pbworks.com

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Presentation wiki: musictechie.pbworks.com

The main school website is www.carolbroos.com and the entire music curriculum is found on beatechie.pbworks.com. Carol’s blog focusing on music and technology is www.beatechie.com.

2010-Student Voices Asides

STUDENT VOICES KEYNOTEThe Life Practice Model: a real life example

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Presenter: Colby Ratzlaff
Location: Emporia, Kansas USA
Twitter: @ColbyRatz

Presentation Title: The Life Practice Model: a real life example

Presentation Description: Hear a freshman tell the educational story of the last 4 years of his schooling, from August 2006-May 2010, after his parents decided that traditional school wasn’t fully meeting his needs. Colby attended Turning Point Learning Center, an innovative public charter school in Kansas, utilizing 1:1 laptops, and Web2.0-infused Project Based Learning.


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Twitter: @techmancolby

2010 Announcements

Week 1 Live Events on Sunday, October 24th #k12online10

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Week 1 of the FREE K-12 Online Conference this year will feature TWO live events. Please mark your calendars and RSVP on our Ning Events page so you don’t miss these opportunities to interact with our keynoters.

“K12 Online 2010 in Español,” a conversation with “Leading the Change” keynoter Dolors Reig of Barcelona, Spain, will take place on Sunday, October 24th from 8 am to 10 am PST on EdTechTalk. (Use this link to check your local time.) Please RSVP on our Ning Event, and link to the UStream channel as well as text chat area for the event on puentesalmundo.net/radioweb2.0.

Our second LIVE EVENT for week 1 will be in held in Elluminate on October 24, 2010 from 12 – 1 am GMT (NOTE: This is 7 pm EDT on Sunday, October 24. Please use this link to check your local time.)

This will be a conversation with our Student Voices keynote speaker, Colby Ratzlaff, who is a 9th grader this year attending Emporia High School in USD 253 in Emporia, Kansas, USA. Please RSVP for this event on our Ning, where you’ll also find the direct Elluminate Live link.

We hope you’ll plan to join our keynote speakers for these LIVE week 1 events!

Remember the twenty presentations in our “Student Voices” and “Leading the Change” strands will be published here, on our conference blog, starting in 9 hours at 12:00 PM GMT Monday, October 18. Refer to our complete conference schedule for more presentation information. If you have not already, please join our Ning and also follow @k12online on Twitter!

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2010 PRECONFERENCE KEYNOTESharing: The Moral Imperative

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Presenter: Dean Shareski
Location: Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada
Twitter: @shareski

Presentation Title: Sharing: The Moral Imperative

Presentation Description: This keynote looks at the new obligation of sharing for educators. With stories from the a variety of sources, the fact that we now have the ability to teach and share beyond our classrooms is moving from “nice to do” to “necessary to do”. See if you agree.


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Blog: Ideas and Thoughts from an EdTech
Twitter: @shareski


Teaser – Inside ITGS: Cyber-Students Share their Connected Learning #k12online10

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Julie Lindsay and Madeleine Brookes have published a teaser video for their upcoming K-12 Online Conference presentation with students, “Inside ITGS: Cyber-Students Share their Connected Learning.” Julie and Madeleine are presenting in our “Student Voices” strand during week 1 of our conference, October 18-22, 2010.

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2010-Keynote Announcements

Fireside Chat with Dean Shareski #k12online10

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As we have in past years of the conference, for the 2010 K-12 Online Conference each week we’ll feature a “live event” including our keynote speakers. For our pre-conference week, which starts today, Dean Shareski will join us for a “fireside chat” in Elluminate on October 15, 2010 from 12am to 1am GMT. Before deciding you can’t be up that early, please use this timeanddate.com link to verify the DATE and TIME in your local area. This will be the evening of Thursday, October 14th in North America: Specifically 8 pm EST / 7 pm CST / 6 pm MST / 5 pm PST.

Please RSVP for the event using the entry on our Ning Events Calendar. The direct Elluminate link for the session is also provided there.

Hope you can join us for this open discussion of Dean’s pre-conference keynote!

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Teaser – Creative Commons: What Every Educator Needs to Know #k12online10

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Rodd Lucier has has published a teaser video for his upcoming K-12 Online Conference presentation, “Creative Commons: What Every Educator Needs to Know.” Rodd is presenting in our “Leading the Change” strand during week 1 of our conference, October 18-22, 2010.

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