WOW Presentation-K12 Online Conference


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Presentation for WOW AzTEA Conference by Peggy George and Ann Lumm. Slideshow created originally by April Chamberlain, Darren Kuropatwa, Shawn Nutting, Sheryl Nussbuam-Beach, and Wesley Fryer--"Lessons Learned from K-12 Online 2006" and modified slightly for our hands-on workshop. April 28, 2007.

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    1. 1. The Learning Goes On and On: K-12 Online Conference Presenters: Peggy George and Ann Lumm WOW Technology Conference April 28, 2007
    2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Welcome and Introductions </li></ul><ul><li>Overview of K-12 Online Conference </li></ul><ul><li>Hands-on Exploration of Conference Site </li></ul><ul><li>Wrap-up: Questions/Feedback </li></ul>
    3. 4. Lessons Learned from K-12 Online 2006 Wesley Fryer, Darren Kuropatwa, Shawn Nutting, Sheryl Nussbuam-Beach, April Chamberlain Special thanks to all of the above presenters for sharing their PowerPoint presentation (which we have modified for you.)
    4. 6. Traditional Conferences… <ul><li>Theme </li></ul><ul><li>Keynote speakers </li></ul><ul><li>Peer reviewed presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities for networking </li></ul>
    5. 7. Traditional Conferences… <ul><li>Travel </li></ul><ul><li>Limited timeframe </li></ul><ul><li>Limited audience </li></ul><ul><li>Expenses </li></ul>
    6. 8. Personal Learning Community
    7. 10.
    8. 11. K-12 Online Conference 2007 Schedule 8-12 October 2007 Pre-Conference 15-19 October 2007 Week 1 (Strands 1 and 2) 22-26 October 2007 Week 2 (Strands 3 and 4) 27 October 2007 When Night Falls All published times for the conference will be GMT, and links to time converters will be provided. Mark your calendars
    9. 12. The “K12 Online Conference” is for teachers, administrators and educators around the world interested in the use of Web 2.0 tools in classrooms and professional practice! The conference theme for 2006 was “Unleashing the Potential.” First - The conference announcement post Second- The Submission guidelines post Followed by- Our growing FAQ page K12Online Conference Announcement
    10. 13. Conference Components Four Strands over Two Weeks Week 1 Strand A: A Week In The Classroom These presentations focused on the practical pedagogical uses of online social tools (Web 2.0) giving concrete examples of how teachers are using the tools in their classes. Strand B: Basic/Advanced Training (one of each per day) Basic/Advanced training focused on “how to” information on tool use in an educational setting.
    11. 14. Conference Components Week 2 Strand A: Personal Professional Development Tips, ideas and resources on how educators orchestrate their own professional development online around school-based goals. Strand B: Overcoming Obstacles Tips, ideas and resources on how to deal with issues like: lack of access to tools/computers, filtering, parental/district concerns for online safety, and other IT concerns while trying to focus on best practice in the use of Web 2.0 tools.
    12. 15. Conference Components KEYNOTES   Preconference Keynote: David Warlick David Warlick is a 30 year educator, author, blogger, and Web 2.0 programmer. David blogs at and podcasts at A Week In The Classroom Keynote: Bud Hunt Bud Hunt teaches high school language arts and journalism at Olde Columbine High School in Longmont, Colorado. Bud blogs and podcasts about his practice and larger educational issues at http://www. budtheteacher .com . Basic/Advanced Training Keynote: Alan Levine Alan Levine is the Director of Member & Technology Resources for the New Media Consortium (NMC, ). Before this, he spent 14 years evangelizing technology for the Maricopa Community Colleges. Alan works from home in Phoenix, Arizona and publishes his work on CogDogBlog.
    13. 16. Conference Components Personal Professional Development Keynote: Ewan McIntosh Ewan McIntosh is an educational technologist and teacher of French and German. Based in the Edinburgh area of Scotland he frequently works around the UK and Europe, leading student and teacher workshops and conferences. Ewan blogs at Overcoming Obstacles Keynote: Anne Davis Anne currently works at Georgia State University in the Instructional Technology Center in the College of Education as an Information Systems Training Specialist. Her weblog, EduBlog Insights is a co-winner of the Best Teacher Blog in the second international Edublog Awards, a web based event that recognizes the many diverse and imaginative ways in which weblogs are being used within education.
    14. 17. Agenda Two presentations with links and bio information went live each day of the conference Many had interactive components Conversations with presenters occurred organically via the blog As presenters’ sessions became live on the blog they were linked to the master agenda to make it easier for folks to access.
    15. 19. A few highlights… <ul><li>Sample sessions worth checking out: </li></ul><ul><li>A Week in the Classroom: </li></ul><ul><li>Using Web 2.0 Tools in a Grade One Classroom-Kathy Cassidy </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki Collaboration Across the Curriculum-Victoria Davis (Middle School) </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
    16. 20. More samples… <ul><li>iPods-iSpeak-iSing-iListen-iLearn-Silvia Tolisano (ELL and foreign language strategies) </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Listening to the Voices: Student Empowerment through Collaborative Learning Projects-Sharon Peters (High School) </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Getting to Know Flickr (Basic)-Jeff Utecht </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
    17. 21. Sample Motivational Poster created with Flickr Toys
    18. 22. What you can do with Flickr Toys
    19. 23. In addition to the archived conference presentations that could be viewed by participants anytime, anywhere there were several scheduled Fireside chats that enhanced the online collaboration of presenters and participants. Live Events
    20. 24. When Night Falls As a culminating activity, conference participants volunteered to moderate and attended a 24 hour Skypecast called “When Night Falls.” This live event spanned through all time zones across the globe.
    21. 25. Local Events
    22. 26. A Few Stats <ul><li>In two weeks we had over 54,000 unique hits to the blog- representing all seven continents with the heaviest traffic from North America. </li></ul><ul><li>At last check, another 20K had visited. </li></ul><ul><li>24,849 have downloaded content </li></ul><ul><li>Top Referring Sites to the content page include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>K12conference blog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bloglines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google and Yahoo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>K12Online wikis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>delicious </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Moodle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tapped In </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Trussville City Schools </li></ul></ul>
    23. 27. A Few More Stats <ul><li>Most Popular Downloaded Presentations </li></ul><ul><li>David Warlick’s preconference keynote (2892) 11.6% </li></ul><ul><li>Mark Wagner’s “Wiki While you Work” (1809) 7.3% </li></ul><ul><li>Chris Lehman’s “School 2.0” (1326) 5.3% </li></ul><ul><li>“ It’s Elementary” (1316) 5.3% </li></ul><ul><li>Mark Wagner’s “Blog If you Love Learning” (1193) 4.8% </li></ul><ul><li>Least accessed presentation (104) 0.4% </li></ul>
    24. 28. A Few More Stats Number of visitors Month by Month
    25. 29. Strengths <ul><li>Global audience and focus </li></ul><ul><li>Permanency & accessiblity </li></ul><ul><li>Mix of live & asynchronous </li></ul><ul><li>Diversity & timeliness of topics </li></ul><ul><li>Personal connections / community </li></ul>
    26. 30. Weaknesses <ul><li>None! </li></ul><ul><li>Challenges following blog comments </li></ul><ul><li>Some technical difficulties </li></ul><ul><li>Too much content </li></ul><ul><li>Not all iPod / podcast compatible </li></ul>
    27. 31. Suggestions <ul><li>More marketing! </li></ul><ul><li>Shorter abstracts </li></ul><ul><li>Separate Thread RSS Feeds </li></ul><ul><li>More Skype instructions </li></ul><ul><li>More live events </li></ul><ul><li>Less content, more time </li></ul><ul><li>Continuing evaluation </li></ul>
    28. 32. Hands-On Time <ul><li>Use this time to explore anything that interests you on the K-12online conference site. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t forget to save links and documents you discover to your flash drive. </li></ul>
    29. 33. Q & A
    30. 34. Wrap up/ Feedback <ul><li>Sharing: any great discovery or observation you made during hands-on time? Tell us about it. </li></ul><ul><li>How would you use this information after you leave this conference? </li></ul><ul><li>Feel free to use this presentation and share this information with others. </li></ul>
    31. 35. <ul><li>Thanks for joining us </li></ul><ul><li>for our session. </li></ul><ul><li>We hope you will continue to explore the K12 Online Conference using the PowerPoint presentation links provided on your new flash drives. </li></ul>
    32. 36. K-12 Online Conference 2007 Schedule October 8-12, 2007 Pre-Conference October 15-19, 2007 Week 1 (Strands 1 and 2) October 22-26, 2007 Week 2 (Strands 3 and 4) October 27, 2007 When Night Falls Mark your calendars