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Connecting our Rural
Communities
Making the case for why rural schools need the
best technology available
Ginger Lewman
Director, f2f Program
Turning Point Learning Center
Emporia, Kansas
GingerTPLC@gmail.com
12 miles outside town,
                     population 92




Town burned
  down 40
 years earlier
Who are you?




http://www.flickr.com/photos/russell-higgs/267060301/in/set-72157594379908106/
Why connect our kids?
Digital Immigrant and
Digital Native?
STEM skills?
Cultural sharing leads to
understanding?
Student ...
Audience Choice




http://www.flickr.com/photos/49024304@N00/47244105/
Tools it is!
Poster
 Session at
 NAGC
http://tinyurl.com/ykal8bt




    Skype, FlashMeeting,
    Nings, Gifted Ed 2.0
So you want Projects!

    ...for Independent Learning?
        iTunes U
        LiveMocha (learn a language)
More Project ideas
                    available for you!
Monster Projects (elem - MS) www.monsterexchange.org
Skype in Sc...
Projects requiring H.323


 MAGPI (the Mid-Atlantic Gigapop in Philadelphia for
 Internet2): http://www.magpi.net/
 Global...
Need more ideas?

Get involved in a network, ie www.Plurk.com or
www.Twitter.com or www.giftededucation.ning.com
and ask a...
Access is the concern, huh?
http://unmaskdigitaltruth.pbworks.com/
Teach them!
http://digicitizen.wikispaces.com/
Lost Generation
              (Click to play video)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42E2fAWM6rA
Digital Diet




http://www.flickr.com/photos/stevewilhelm/2675826564/in/set-72157605697472653/
Be an oasis of learning for
your kids!




           http://www.flickr.com/photos/cyberslayer/1308311326/in/photostream/
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  1. 1. Connecting our Rural Communities Making the case for why rural schools need the best technology available
  2. 2. Ginger Lewman Director, f2f Program Turning Point Learning Center Emporia, Kansas GingerTPLC@gmail.com
  3. 3. 12 miles outside town, population 92 Town burned down 40 years earlier
  4. 4. Who are you? http://www.flickr.com/photos/russell-higgs/267060301/in/set-72157594379908106/
  5. 5. Why connect our kids? Digital Immigrant and Digital Native? STEM skills? Cultural sharing leads to understanding? Student engagement? “Discover,” not “cover?” Other?
  6. 6. Audience Choice http://www.flickr.com/photos/49024304@N00/47244105/
  7. 7. Tools it is!
  8. 8. Poster Session at NAGC http://tinyurl.com/ykal8bt Skype, FlashMeeting, Nings, Gifted Ed 2.0
  9. 9. So you want Projects! ...for Independent Learning? iTunes U LiveMocha (learn a language)
  10. 10. More Project ideas available for you! Monster Projects (elem - MS) www.monsterexchange.org Skype in Schools (elem - HS) http://skypeinschools.pbworks.com Virtual Life Programs: www.teachingwow.org Composer Project (elem - HS) http://composerproject.wikispaces.com Digital Poetry Slam (MS - HS) www.kigluaitadventures.com/poetryslam ArtSnacks (elem - HS) www.artsnacks.org DrawSpace www.drawspace.com Skype an Author wiki: http://skypeanauthor.wetpaint.com/
  11. 11. Projects requiring H.323 MAGPI (the Mid-Atlantic Gigapop in Philadelphia for Internet2): http://www.magpi.net/ Global Nomads Group: www.gng.org Collaborations Across the Planet: www.twice.cc/read
  12. 12. Need more ideas? Get involved in a network, ie www.Plurk.com or www.Twitter.com or www.giftededucation.ning.com and ask around or just pay attention. Folks are asking for collaborations all the time! Find me on there, GingerTPLC and remind me where we met. I’ll get you started with a great group of educators!
  13. 13. Access is the concern, huh? http://unmaskdigitaltruth.pbworks.com/
  14. 14. Teach them! http://digicitizen.wikispaces.com/
  15. 15. Lost Generation (Click to play video) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42E2fAWM6rA
  16. 16. Digital Diet http://www.flickr.com/photos/stevewilhelm/2675826564/in/set-72157605697472653/
  17. 17. Be an oasis of learning for your kids! http://www.flickr.com/photos/cyberslayer/1308311326/in/photostream/
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