This coming week, the 2008 K12 Online Conference ramps up into high gear with the start of presentations and if you have ever wanted to explore new tools and learn about integration of technology into education at a higher level, this free conference might be just the thing for you. The online event is full of interesting topics and workshops and best of all, it is archived on the K12 Online site, so there is no rush on your part. Delve in when you can. You can even participate in your pajamas.
Here is what piques my interest this year:
- Web 2.0 Tools to Amplify Elementary Students’ Creativity and Initiative
- Games in Education
- Connecting Classrooms Across Continents: Planning and Implementing Globally Collaborative Projects
Kim Cofino and Jen Wagner
- Monsters Bloom in Our Wiki
Ann Oro and Anna Baralt
- Film School for Video Podcasters
- The Lie of Community: The True Nature of the Network
Meanwhile, Bud is also leading a complimentary concept: The NotK12Conference, which I hope to gather more information about in the near future. I told Bud that we could shift the Day in a Sentence idea over to the Unconference, and he liked that idea. I’ll chat with him about coordinating that effort and broadening the scope of Day in a Sentence.
Peace (in sharing),
PS — Last year, Bonnie and I presented on our Collaborative ABC Movie Project and the workshop is still there for viewing, if you are interested. Go to the ABC Movie Presentation site.
Remember how hard your worked for that and how exciting it was even if we didn’t get a lot of participants.
Thanks for the mention and for paving the way last year. I’m also excited about the conference this year and appreciate your recommendations. The hardest part for me is waiting until the end of the month for my part to go live since my movie is completed already and I want to get it out in the world.