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China Time

Congratulations! You are the Time magazine "Person of the Year."
That's right- the person of the year is "You," as in YouTube and MySpace, and the World Wide Web. Never before has it been easier to create and collaborate via the Web. Come see examples of how to create a classroom learning ecology where teachers and students learn from each other and content experts from around the world.

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  1. 2. YOU! <ul><li>The Person of the Year is defined as follows: </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Person of the Year is an annual issue of TIME magazine that features a profile on the man, woman, couple, group, idea, place, or machine that &quot;for better or worse, has most influenced events in the preceding year&quot; </li></ul>
  2. 3. &quot;You,&quot; as in YouTube and MySpace, as in the World Wide Web <ul><li>Citing the explosive growth and influence of user-generated Internet content such as blogs, video-file sharing sites and social networks and digital democracy, the magazine picked us this year. </li></ul>
  3. 4. Connections <ul><li>Because the Net connects people to each other and impassions and empowers through those connections- it is the perfect tool for instruction and professional development. </li></ul>Here’s a story or two to illustrate my meaning.
  4. 5. Connections <ul><li>Because the Net connects people to each other and impassions and empowers through those connections- it is the perfect tool for instruction and professional development. </li></ul>
  5. 6. K12Online06 Join us! http://www.k12onlineconference.org/ Last year’s archives: http://k12onlineconference.org/docs/k12online06-agenda.html
  6. 7. K12Online06 Virtual Speed Dating The most powerful component of participatory media (Web 2.0) is the ability to build diverse personal and professional learning networks. While there was no dating intent involved, the quick introductions, high energy conversations and 15 minute per conversation time frame helped earn the  provocative name. Educational bloggers who use Web 2.0 tools with their teachers or students  agreed to participate.
  7. 8. Virtual Learning Communities Source: www.usq.edu.au/.../docs/html2002/chtu.html
  8. 9. Connections are how we Learn in the 21 st Century
  9. 10. Don’t Teach Them- Help Them Learning <ul><li>If we do not engage our students and our teachers inside and outside our schools in conversation someone else will. </li></ul>

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