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  1. 1. Jeff's UnKeynote (Beta 1) & UnConferencecast Launch @ NEIT Unconference (for Managers of Information Technology and Librarians) Mohonk Mountain House New Paltz, NY, USA November 14, 2007 Venue Presenter: Jeff Lebow Presentation URL: or
  2. 2. Unkeynote Goals <ul><ul><li>Share the conversation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Broaden the conversation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Capture the conversation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep the conversation going & Throw a bunch of collaborative toys into the sandbox and see what happens... </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ It's hard to collaborate alone” - Jennifer Maddrell </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Presentation Navigation Ustream Chat Rooms SnapVine VoiceThread Twitter
  4. 4. Presentation Tools <ul><li>Web based </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ustream (JustinTV, Operator 11) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AddonChat – Meebo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Snapvine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>VoiceThread </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Twitter ( </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Software </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Webcam Max (Windows) (Camtwist – Mac) </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Introductions Please take a moment to introduce yourself in the chat rooms, record a greeting in the Snapvine, and/or say hello with Ustream video.
  6. 6. So, what have we been talking about? <ul><ul><li>The world is flat </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students must have 21st century skills and global literacies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Educators need to be capable of helping students get there </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the Ustreamtwittoskyposphere is pretty amazing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sage on the stage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>??? </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Topics <ul><ul><li>2 Remix Culture Licensing/Copyright </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3 Systemic Change </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5 Software & Web based Tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hardware Tools (computers, cell phones, media players/recorders, etc) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>6 Collaboration/Networking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>7 Information Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>8 Professional Development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>9 Ecology - Environment/Social/Personal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>10 Internet Safety/School Policies TRUST - (Teaching Responsible Use of Social Technology) </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Class Projects <ul><li>What kinds of interactive projects have been most successful? Great failures? Lessons Learned? </li></ul><ul><li>Wishlist projects? </li></ul>Students from Sparta Middle School Ustreaming to the world
  9. 9. Have good Sandboxes <ul><ul><li>Experimentation is vital – for educators and for students. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What makes for a good sandbox? What are your favorite Sandboxes? What are you currently experimenting with? What do you want to be experimenting with? </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. My Sandboxes Skype Group Chat Twitterverse EdTechWeekly
  11. 11. Patient Urgency “ The secret of patience is doing something else in the meanwhile” “ Patience is not passive; on the contrary, it is active; it is concentrated strength” Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton Urgency: an earnest and insistent necessity pressing importance requiring speedy action
  12. 12. The Live Component <ul><li>The power of audience </li></ul><ul><li>The greater power of interaction </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Connections </li></ul>
  13. 13. How do we want the systems that affect our lives to evolve? How do we make use of tech advances to affect change? How do we build openness and fairness into the system? Systemic Change Education Politics Economy
  14. 14. The REMIX Generation Copywhat? How do educators adapt? Decriminalizing our Youth? Learning Material Industry? Effects of Open Content?
  15. 15. TRUST (Teaching Responsible Use of Social Technology) <ul><ul><li>Internet Safety/School Policies Look both ways, but do cross the street </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How do address the concerns of parents, administrators, & policy makers? </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. EdTech Geek Heaven Q & A & Q Swim in the waters of EdTech wisdom.... Please post a question or two in the chat room and/or at
  17. 17. Unconference Webcast Studio <ul><li>Interactive Sessions </li></ul><ul><li>After session roundups </li></ul><ul><li>Interviews </li></ul><ul><li>Video Youthbridges </li></ul><ul><li>Vendor Pitch & Feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Talkin' to the Ustreamskypotwittersphere </li></ul><ul><li>??? </li></ul>
  18. 18. It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education. Albert Einstein: The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn. Alvin Toffler : Failure is instructive. The person who really thinks learns quite as much from his failures as from his successes.: John Dewey : Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win. On Being a Teacher Jonathan Kozol : Establishing lasting peace is the work of education; all politics can do is keep us out of war Maria Montessori Skill to do comes of doing.. Ralph Waldo Emerson: