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2016-17-Design Thinking

International Panel Discussion on Design Thinking: January 20th!

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You are invited to join a live, Google Hangout panel discussion on “Design Thinking in Education,” part of the 2016-17 K12 Online Conference! International panelists include John Rinker (@johnrinker) in Nanjing, China, Brad Ovenell-Carter (@Braddo) in Vancouver, BC, Canada, and Brian Lockwood (@BrianLockwood) in Copenhagen, Denmark. The live panel will held at on Friday, January 20, 2017, at 5 pm Eastern / 4 pm Central / 3 pm Mountain / 2 pm Pacific on YouTube Live. Click here to view the start time in your local time zone. Visit k12onlineconference.org/live/ to view the live video stream on YouTube (Google Hangout) as well as the backchannel chat room to interact with presenters and other participants. The panel discussion will be facilitated by Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) in Oklahoma City, and will be archived on the K12 Online Conference YouTube channel (youtube.com/k12online) for later viewing.

We encourage you to watch John Spencer’s (@spencerideas) keynote for the “Design Thinking” strand of this year’s conference in advance, if possible, which was published on January 12, 2017. We hope you will use our upcoming videoconference and John’s keynote to extend your own knowledge and understanding of design thinking, and share your learning with others!


Global Narratives – Collaboration on the Edge

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Presenter: Julie Lindsay

Location: Ocean Shores, New South Wales, Australia


This keynote is a trilogy. You can watch it one piece after the other or one at a time and take time to reflect.

Part One: Spotlight on Collaborative Learning

Part Two: Making Online Global Collaboration Work

Part Three: What if We Collaborated Globally?

Presentation Description: What is online global collaboration? Is it a pedagogy? A curriculum? Who is doing it and how? Explore collaboration ‘on the edge’ and learn from many online global educators and students across the world as they build collaborative learning communities and co-created outcomes. The narrative of educators working on the edge of collaborative learning is as revealing as it is entertaining – and this trilogy will inform, inspire and provide resources for all learners.

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2016-17 Announcements

Discuss K12 Online Conference Presentations with Voxer

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We’re just 2 weeks away from the start of the 2016-17 K12 Online Conference! Julie Lindsey’s pre-conference keynote video will be posted on October 31, 2016, and a YouTube Live panel discussion led by Julie will be held November 3rd. There are many ways to participate in this year’s conference! Read more about all of these on our conference FAQ.

One of the new ways to participate in our conference this year is to use Voxer. Building on the success of EdCampVoxer in December 2015, organizers have added a Voxer channel for the 2016-17 K12Online conference! Think of Voxer like a group walkie-talkie with optional group text messaging. To get started:

  1. Download and install the Voxer app on your Smartphone and/or tablet (for iOS or Android)
  2. Sign up to create a FREE Voxer account using your name and email address. (You do NOT need a Pro/paid account to participate in our conference with Voxer.)
  3. Use this link to join our #k12onlineconf Voxer channel.
  4. Listen to and read comments posted by others in our channel.
  5. Briefly introduce yourself with an audio comment: Who are you, what is your educational role, and how did you learn about the K12 Online Conference?
  6. Try to keep audio comments no longer than 1-2 minutes each. Voxer technically supports audio comments up to 15 minutes long, but to keep the conversation going in our group we recommend keeping audio comments shorter.
  7. Interact and engage with others about our conference presentations and themes on Voxer.
  8. Have fun!

This 7 minute video by Jenna Clare (not created by our conference organizers btw) provides a good endorsement and overview of Voxer. Her instructional demo actually starts at 3:53.

2016-17 2016-Learning Spaces Announcements

First mini-conference for this year

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Mark your calendars — here are the dates for the first K12 Online mini-conference.

znilhcapOn October 31, we’ll have the pre-conference keynote address from Julie Lindsay. Later that week, we’ll have a live interactive panel discussion, Voxer channel discussions, and a Twitter slow chat to delve deeper into the subjects presented by Julie.

u1-axvilThen from November 14-18, we’ll launch into our first strand “Learning Spaces.” This will begin with a keynote from David Jakes. Then we’ll expand on this with a live interactive panel discussion, Voxer channel discussions, and a Twitter slow chat.

We hope that this new format will provide many opportunities for you, our audience, to explore these topics in a more interactive and engaging way.

Dates for our subsequent strand mini-conferences will be forthcoming and will be in 2017.

Please share this post with others in your networks (new hashtag #k12onlineconf)!