Please join us on September 26, 2009
for the first live event of the
2009 K12Online Conference
On September 26, K12Online Conference will host a LAN party from 2:00PM to 5:00PM EDT and
encourages everyone to get together with colleagues and engage in lively discussions. Past
presentations will be shown and you are invited to participate in live conversations about the
presentations with the featured presenters. A K12Online Conference overview is scheduled at the
EdTechTalk website 30 minutes prior to the LAN party.
2:00 – 2:45 Film School
Mathew Needleman, Apple Distinguished Educator, has been integrating video in the
classroom for seven years as a teacher of kindergarten, first, and second grade. Make
better classroom movies with simple tips that will help elevate your vodcast to the next
level in terms of artistic and technical merit. Learn how to storyboard like a pro, choose
shots that support the telling of your story, and capture better lighting and sound.
2:45 – 3:30 Open, Social, Connected
Dr. Alec Couros is a professor of educational technology and media at the Faculty of
Education, University of Regina. This presentation unravels a recent open graduate
course offering titled “Open, Connected, Social” that was offered at the University of
Regina, Winter 2008. The presentation describes the theories influencing the course,
types of open practice, reflections and outcomes, and goes on to describe the
emergence of “open teaching”.
3:30 – 4:15 Wiki While You Work (Basic)
A former high school English teacher, Mark Wagner has since served as an
educational technology coordinator at Estancia High School, the Newport-Mesa
Unified School District, and the Orange County Department of Education. His session
briefly introduces participants to the Read/Write Web, and to wikis in particular. A live
demonstration of wikispaces.org and wikipedia.org will illustrate that… “If you can use
a word processor, you can use a wiki.”
4:15 – 5:00 We Like Our Blogging Buddies: The Write Stuff With
Kathy Cassidy is a grade one teacher at Westmount School in Moose Jaw, SK,
Canada. In the winter of 2008, Patrick Lewis’s university class of pre-service teachers
were blogging mentors for Kathy’s grade one students. This presentation talks about
that collaboration and the results of the research that was conducted about the effect
this mentorship had on the students’ writing.
The EdTechTalk community will host this event at http://www.edtechtalk.com.
For questions or more information, contact Susan Van Gelder, K12Online Conference
Live Events Committee, at email@example.com or on Twitter at @k12online.