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2009 K-12 Online Conference Video Podcast Channel

The K-12 Online Conference invites participation from educators around the world interested in innovative ways Web 2.0 tools and technologies can be used to improve learning. This FREE conference is run by volunteers and open to everyone. The 2009 conference theme is “Bridging the Divide.” This year’s conference begins with a pre-conference keynote by classroom teacher and international educator Kim Cofino the week of November 30, 2009. The following two weeks, December 7-11 and December 14-17, over fifty presentations will be posted online to our conference blog and our conference Ning for participants to view, download, and discuss. Live Events in the form of three “Fireside Chats” are listed on the events page of our conference Ning and Facebook fan page, and live events will continue in 2010 through twice-monthly “K-12 Online Echo” webcasts on EdTechTalk. Everyone is encouraged to participate in both live events during and after the conference as well as asynchronous conversations.

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Inside the Global Collaborative Debate: Eracism by Vicki Davis, Bernajean Porter, Julie Lindsay, Kim Caise

This presentation will center around the Eracism Project (the newest Flat Classroom Project), which was proposed by students at the 2009 Conference and will be an international middle school debate project held in September – December 2009, planned and conducted entirely by students. This presentation will have two phases: 1) An enhanced podcast or full video presentation with Vicki Davis, Julie Lindsay, Bernajean Porter, and Peggy Sheehy discussing the practical pedagogy and outcomes of connecting students globally in a way that begins with the objective and ends with the selection of appropriate technology tools for the task, centering around this particular project as the example, but also including other projects planned by each presenter. This will be a 20 minute presentation. 2) The culmination of the Eracism project, which will have preliminary debates hosted on voicethread will provide K12 online participants a venue to observe students in their final virtual world debate competition, but with k12 online participants allowed to observe and reflect in real time using a private backchannel. This will be the culmination of the Eracism project. 3) Student voicethreads used as part of the debate will be provided for participant viewing.

20mins

18 Dec 2009

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Steal This Preso! Copyrights, Fair Use, and Pirates in the Classroom by Mathew Needleman

Myths and realities of copyrights as they relate to multimedia projects in the classroom with Mathew Needleman.

15mins

18 Dec 2009

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Googlios: A 21st – Century Approach to Teaching, Learning, & Assessment by G. Alex Ambrose

As the first decade of the 21st century comes to end and blogs, wikis, and podcasts have become more mainstream, it is important that educators step back to see how we, as professionals, are best using these tools to serve our students’ learning needs. If these modern technologies are going to be sustained in contemporary pedagogy, it is time that we “kick it up a notch” and tie these tools to both a higher theme and to learning theories. In other words, rather than using technology for technology’s sake, we need to rest on a new 21st-century foundation of teaching, learning, and assessment theory. Through a screencast, webcam, and Power Point video, “Googlios” offers not simply a “how to” but a “why to;” it introduces a model of how one educator has come to understand and organize these tools to support a 21st-century constructivist and connectivist approach to “bridge the divide” in educating our digital natives. More specifically, this presentation will shed light on a model that demonstrates relationships between emerging tools and learning theories and between Personal Learning Environments (PLEs), Personal Learning Networks (PLNs), and ePortfolios. By using Google Sites as a main dashboard that “mashes up” multiple Google Apps like Blogger, Youtube, Google Reader, Google Maps, Google Docs, and iGoogle into an ePortfolio, students can build and organize their own Personal Learning Environment (PLE) simultaneously with “building bridges” through their Personal Learning Network (PLN)–all while supporting e-portfolio authentic assessment. One last word of caution: “Googlios: A 21st-Century Approach to Teaching, Learning, and Assessment” seeks to ignite an educational renaissance.

19mins

18 Dec 2009

Rank #3

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Remixing History: The Cigar Box Project by Neil Stephenson

Neil Stephenson believes in the power of technology to bring the past into the future. Empowered with 21st century tools, Stephenson’s Grade 7 students reinterpret events from five periods that have shaped Canada’s current historical landscape. Called the Cigar Box Project, Stephenson’s students collect and analyze historical images and artifacts, and then use graphic design principles to digitally assemble new cigar panels, each one revealing a unique, visual perspective of an historical event or time from Canada’s past. At the end of the year, students physically build their wooden Cigar Boxes, creating their own historical artifact that pulls together the story of our country. Along the way, students encounter a variety of assessment practices, create mini-documentaries about their artifacts and meet a number of experts who support their historical learning.

20mins

18 Dec 2009

Rank #4

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Ways of Working by Chris Betcher

This presentation explores a range of ideas that teachers could use to make a real-world task richer and more meaningful for their students. Using a large public art event as the focus, it looks at a number of ideas for enriching student learning with technology… ideas that could be modified and applied to nearly any learning context.

23mins

17 Dec 2009

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Thinking Outside the Box – Skateboard by Keith Kelley

How do you build a hands on program that students like? I explain the process and steps to my skateboard program. I show actually video and pictures of students using the tools, designing, painting and building their skateboard.

19mins

17 Dec 2009

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Creative competitions In Plastica and Lenguajes visual of 4 ESO (16 years) by Josu Garro

Creative competitions In Plastica and Lenguajes visual of 4 ESO ( 16 years ) Competencias creativas de Plastica y Lenguaje visual con alumnos de 16 años, todo un proceso de aprendizaje/enseñanza utilizando una Wiki como esqueleto del curso. Buscar la implicación y creatividad del alumno y alumna de 16 años con problemas de autoestima y trabajo de aula.

22mins

17 Dec 2009

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Using computer games as a context for learning and social interaction by Ollie Bray

After a brief introduction Ollie Bray describes the use of commercially available computer games in the classroom. In particular he focuses on why the use of games are appropriate for learning and teaching. He then goes on to describe an innovative project that was piloted in is own schools learning community that uses the game Guitar Hero as a contextual hub for learning and to help children make the transition between primary school to secondary school (elementary school to high school). The project has now been adopted in various forms in schools all across Scotland and further afield.

23mins

17 Dec 2009

Rank #8

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Richard Beach's keynote presentation in the KICKING IT UP A NOTCH strand of the 2009 K-12 Online Conference

This presentation describes the use of a free video annotation tool, VideoAnt, for providing specific, targeted feedback to students’ video productions. It contains a tutorial on using VideoAnt and then illustrates the use of VideoAnt to make comments on some high school students’ video production, followed by a teacher and student discussing the value of receiving this feedback.

19mins

17 Dec 2009

Rank #9

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Alrededor del Mundo con Skype by Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano

¿Listos para empezar a usar Skype en las escuelas? – ¿Qué clase de hardware y software van a necesitar? Instrucciones, paso a paso, como preparar su primera llamada. ¿Cómo encontrar proyectos para participar, enlaces y recursos. ¿Cómo encontrar y conectar con más aulas? En esta presentación van a escuchar consejos en cómo preparar a sus estudiantes para una conexión de Skype exitosa, ayudarles a aprender, documentar y a reflexionar…

25mins

16 Dec 2009

Rank #10