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Category Archives: 2013

2013 Outside Learning

Extreme Communication

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Presenter: Tressa Graveley
Location: Elliston, MT, USA
Ms Graveley

Presentation Description: This presentation will share the story of my classroom being chosen by Skype in the Classroom to follow Mark Wood during his summit attempt of Mount Everest. Educators will be exposed to the power of global communication when helping students become 21st century learners. My goal for this session is to share my experience with other teachers and help them transform their teaching to include learning opportunities outside the classroom. By the end of the session, I hope educators will feel comfortable and invigorated to use Skype in their classrooms.

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Additional Information:
Mark Wood’s webpage: http://www.markwoodexplorer.com/

Mark Wood’s Facebook page:

Skype in the Classroom:

2013 Open Learning

Open learning keynote – Learning and Technology: Openness, Agency, and Control

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Presenters: Steve Hargadon and Audrey Watters
Location: Lincoln, California and Washington, DC
@stevehargadon and @audreywatters

Presentation Title: Learning and Technology: Openness, Agency, and Control

Presentation Description: Steve Hargadon and Audrey Watters discuss the politics and practices of open learning and technology — both contemporary and historical examples of how technology and schooling promote learner agency and compliance.

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Keynote Outside Learning – Connecting Classrooms: It’s About Learning

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Presenter: Kathy Cassidy
Location: Moose Jaw, SK, Canada

Presentation Description:  Connecting your classroom with the world beyond your building is not just an add on. Connecting can teach digital citizenship, engage students, provide an authentic world-wide audience, meet curriculum standards and extend the learning. Kathy Cassidy shares examples from her own and other classrooms of deep, connected learning.

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Places to Find Kathy Cassidy

Professional Blog: http://kathycassidy.com

Classroom Blog: http://mscassidysclass.edublogs.org/

Email: kathy[at]kathycassidy[dot]com

Book: Connected From the Start: Global Learning in the Primary Grades

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2013 PRECONFERENCE KEYNOTETransforming Learning….One Voice At A Time

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Presenters: Shannon McClintock Miller and Meridan Boyd
Location: Van Meter, Iowa, United States

Presentation Description: As educators, it is so important for us to stop and really listen to the young people we work with everyday. In this keynote, Shannon McClintock Miller tells the story of being inspired by a moment when she truly stepped back to watch and listen to what her students wanted and needed. She shares several thoughts and ideas from the voices of young people all over the world and tie it into what is happening within her school in Van Meter, Iowa. By embracing the voices of our young people, we all can transform education and make a difference in the world. Shannon’s friend and student Meridan Boyd, Van Meter 4th grader, adds her voice and perspectives in this keynote presentation.

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Additional Information:
Van Meter Library Voice http://vanmeterlibraryvoice.blogspot.com

Van Meter Library Voice on Twitter @vmlibraryvoice

Shannon McClintock Miller on Twitter @shannonmmiller

Van Meter Voice Facebook https://www.facebook.com/van.voice

Email is shannon.miller [at] vmbulldogs [dot] com

2013 2013-Teasers Building Learning

Teaser: T3: Triple Threat in Tech: Art, Music, and Media

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We are so excited about Carol Broos’ upcoming K-12 Online session. Carol says, “On a daily basis I get requests for people where to find non-copyright music OR common domain pictures. It is becoming more and more important we empower ourselves to compose music, create our own artwork, and then create our own movies.”

This is some of what she has in store for us!