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Connecting Rural Schools


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Connecting Rural Schools

  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
  3. 3. 12 miles outside town, population 92 Town burned down 40 years earlier
  4. 4. Who are you?
  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
  7. 7. Tools it is!
  8. 8. Poster Session at NAGC 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) Skype in Schools (elem - HS) Virtual Life Programs: Composer Project (elem - HS) Digital Poetry Slam (MS - HS) ArtSnacks (elem - HS) DrawSpace Skype an Author wiki:
  11. 11. Projects requiring H.323 MAGPI (the Mid-Atlantic Gigapop in Philadelphia for Internet2): Global Nomads Group: Collaborations Across the Planet:
  12. 12. Need more ideas? Get involved in a network, ie or or 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?
  14. 14. Teach them!
  15. 15. Lost Generation (Click to play video)
  16. 16. Digital Diet
  17. 17. Be an oasis of learning for your kids!