2009 ARCHIVE


Also variously referred to as "NECC 2.0," the NECC "Fringe" Festival, or the NECC "Unconference." NECC Unplugged is held during and as a part of the National Educational Computing Conference (NECC ) June 28th - July 1. It is three days of presentations where anyone can sign up to present, either on-site or virtually, and held on-site in it's own "lounge" area and also hosted virtually in Elluminate . Have you always wanted to present at NECC but were not selected? Or do you have a topic to present or discuss that wasn't timely when formal presentation applications were due last year, but is so now? If so, sign yourself up! (Special note to presenters representing commercial companies: This is not a venue for direct promotion of your commercial product[s].)

NECC Unplugged will stream all its sessions (on-site and virtual) live through Elluminate. If you are presenting on-site, the broadasting will be take care of by a volunteer there. If you are presenting virtually, there will be a moderator in the "room" to help you, and we also ask you to attend in advance the brief trainings Elluminate gives online (both live and recorded): http://www.elluminate.com/support/docs/9.0/participant.jsp. (We are looking for some additional volunteers--both who will be at NECC and those who won't--to help coordinate both the wiki and moderate Elluminate Live events. Please email steve@hargadon.com to volunteer! :)

NECC Unplugged will also be absorbing the functions that the NECCLive.com wiki performed last year: anyone streaming, liveblogging, back-channel chatting, Tweeting, or otherwise generating content for remote users can list those resources here in right-most column. NECC also has a great scheduling program for presenting in the lounge areas at http://lounges.istevision.org (if we're full up here you can check there!), but it doesn't provide for the virtual and live-streaming links, so we'll be doing all the scheduling for Unplugged here and mirroring to that site as we get closer to the conference.

The schedule for NECC Unplugged is below. As this is a "wiki," to add your presentation you just click on the edit button at the top of the page and add your session ("Presentation Title," "Your Name," "Short Description & Link") then click save. Don't worry, you can't do permanent damage if you mess anything up, and you're welcome to email steve@hargadon.com for help. (And if you are successful, you've learned to edit a wiki!) Session times are 30 minutes--please keep to this to allow others their time. Feel free to combine with others, set up multiple demos in one time slot, or in other ways be creative! After you've created your session, you can also create a link through to a notes page is you want to give more details.

To be kept notified of changes and updates to this page, use the Notify Me tab above. Contact Steve Hargadon with questions or brainstorms! A Promethean Activboard for display will be provided for your convenience—no special drivers or software is required to connect.

A special Animoto video created by Peggy George to say thanks to a really special person, Kate Hargadon, whose creative problem solving, positive attitude, determination and perseverance made it possible for many people to join the NECC experience virtually. You're the best, Kate!




SPECIAL VIRTUAL PRESENTER NOTES! :) Click through to see!

A few photo memories for our Unplugged participants (virtual and f2f--Sue Water's autographed t-shirt with your names added from her virtual session.)

http://picasaweb.google.com/greatnews.pgeorge/NECCUnplugged2009?pli=1#



SPECIAL VIRTUAL PRESENTER NOTES! :) Click through to see!



Monday, June 29

Time (All times are US Eastern Time - GMT-5)
ONSITE - MAIN
**Elluminate LIVE Room** for Remote Viewing and Participation

Virtual Room A
(Click to Enter)
OTHER BROADCAST OR LIVE LINKS (UStreams, Skype-outs, Live Blogging, Backchannel Chat Rooms)
8:30 - 9:00 am
[Concurrent Session 1]
Title: Back to the Future: Teaching Math with Web 2.0
This session showcases examples of how Web 2.0 and dynamic software can transform math learning and teaching.
Speaker: Ihor Charischak
http://dmcpress.org
This session was cancelled due to unforseen emergency. You can find out more about this session click here .
Visit the SIGMS "21st Century Media Center" Virtual Playground in Second Life at http://slurl.com/secondlife/ISTE%20Island/36/224/22 on Mon, June 29 from 8am ET - 4pm ET. Stop in to visit virtual representations of our booths, to get information related to 21st century media skills, to interact with volunteers and colleagues, and to participate in a number of interactive opportunities for collaboration.
9:00 - 9:30 am
[Concurrent Session 1]
Title: iPod Touches in Kids' Hands? At HOME? What's Involved?
Third Graders took iPod Touches home and practiced math, played games, and shared their experiences on a wiki. Come hear the cautions, the successes and the funnies!
Presenter: Paula White
@paulawhite on Twitter



9:30 - 10:00 am
Title: Running an Online Book Club: Lessons Learned
This is the second year of the CASTLE Summer Online Book Club . This session will highlight some lessons learned and hopefully will be helpful to others who are considering doing this. Bring your questions! Also, if you've already run an online book club, please come share your experience and your own learning!
Presenter: Scott McLeod
TITLE: ItzaBitza - a Case Study in How to Create REALLY FUN Games Injected with 21st Century Learning
DESCRIPTION: My team of AAA game designers spent the last four years collaborating with a renown learning science team led by Dr. John Bransford (UW). We recently shipped our first game, ItzaBitza, which is a unique, playful approach to planting a seed of a lifelong love of reading in 4-8 year olds. In this time period, I will discuss the key educational aspects we use in the game, and why we focused on them. I'll also discuss and demo what it takes to make a game that is as much fun to play as any Wii game AND has the side benefit of installing a love of creative thinking and reading comprehension.
PRESENTER: Margaret Johnson, CEO - Sabi, Inc.
WEBSITE: http://ItzaBitza.com

10:00 - 10:30 am
Literacy in a Digital World
Presenter: Angela Maiers, Ben Grey and Sue Waters
Join us for a conversation about how literacy is being shaped within a digital, global context. We will discuss the implications the topic has on teaching and learning. Discussion will also focus on the distinctions between the core elements of literacy and the mediums and modes in which they exist.

Twitter: @suewaters @AngelaMaiers and @bengrey

10:30 am
Education 2.0 - Tools and Ideas to Inspire Teachers and Students
Come and see ways that you, your peers, and your students can engage students with valid instruction using the technology that they are so immersed in.

PRESENTER: Adam Scott Bellow, President - eduTecher
WEBSITE: www.eduTecher.net
TWITTER: @adambellow


11:00 - 11:30 am
[Concurrent Session 2]
Research 2.0 (with demo of Diigo)
co-Founder of Diigo, Maggie Tsai will give an under the hood glimpse of some new things to come and Vicki Davis will share how she uses class groups and tag standards to share information on large global projects.

Presenter: Vicki Davis
& Maggie Tsai, co-founder of Diigo

Website: www.diigo.com
Twitter: @diigo
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Sugar Labs - An Introduction to Sugar
Presenter: Walter Bender, Founder of Sugar Labs
WEBSITE: www.sugarlabs.org

11:30 am - 12:00 noon
[Concurrent Session 2]
The OLPC Learning Club DC / Sugar Labs DC
(with demo of MiFi)

The OLPC Learning Club DC is a grassroots organization promoting and providing local support for the OLPC Association, Sugar Labs and related initiatives in the D.C. area. Started in December 2007 as meetups for recipients of OLPC's Give 1 Get 1 laptops, our group has grown to over 180 members with the support of volunteers from OLPC News, Greater DC Cares, Arlington Career Center, Gallaudet University, Nortel LearnIT and HacDC. We also maintain direct ties with OLPC and Sugar Labs in Boston, and most recently have become a local Sugar Lab-- Sugar Labs DC. Meetings are third Saturdays monthly at either Arlington or Gallaudet.

This presentation will cover how we've locally implemented the OLPC Contributor's Program, an XO Lending Library, XO Laptop Repair Center and software activity development as Sugar Labs DC. The group is expanding its scope to support Scratch, Etoys and netbooks.

We will also have on display the tiny new Verizon MiFi 2200 WiFi / 3G gateway, which enables us to expand the innovative collaboration capabilities of the Sugar Labs Learning platform on OLPC XOs and netbooks anywhere there is 3G mobile coverage from Verizon.

Presenter: Mike Lee [My user page on the OLPC wiki.]
Web sites:
OLPC Learning Club DC,
Sugar Labs DC
Juan Chanon Free Software Project

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12:00 noon - 12:30pm

ruby.pngLunchy Hackathon: Intro to Ruby on Rails

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The founders of Poll Everywhere will quickly demo PE (cell phones = clickers), then spend most of the time explaining why Ruby on Rails is a hot sandwich. It's like.. Web6.0, baby.


12:30 - 1:00pm
[Concurrent Session 3]

Learning through Alternate Reality Gaming (Part A- The game begins)

Learning should be like a good book or an engaging game – you don't want to stop! This session explores alternate reality gaming as an engaging, emerging learning environment that draws on the power of narrative and immerses students in collaborative, problem-based learning. Come learn about this topic by personally playing an alternate reality game. Use your laptop or Internet phone to play the game, solve the crime and locate the “pot of gold”.

ABOUT ARG's:
http://www.dlp4success.com/nais2009/Collection/arg.htm

Presenter: Chris Bigenho
@bigenhoc (Twitter)
chris_bigenho (Skype)
bigenhoc@greenhill.org
cbigenho@dlp4success.com
Blog: http://bigenhoc.wordpress.com/
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Your Digital Personality:
the Real You in Your Online Clas
s

Participants see demonstrations of online instructors infusing their personalities into their courses beyond text-based interaction using web 2.0 tools and getting more results from their students. Discussions of the needed skills, the pedagogy that drives the need for more than text-based discussions, best-practice models in distance instruction, and a tour of locations to gain the skills needed to present a better version of you are addressed in this session.

Todd Conaway
Instructional Designer Yavapai College
web 57 seconds email

1:00 - 1:30pm
[Concurrent Session 3]

Learning through Alternate Reality Gaming (Part B- Solve the crime and get the "gold")

This is a continuation of the session above...

Come learn about Alternate Reality Games (ARG's) as learning environments by personally playing an alternate reality game. Use your laptop or Internet phone to play the game, solve the crime and locate the “pot of gold”.


Presenter: Chris Bigenho
@bigenhoc (Twitter)
chris_bigenho (Skype)
bigenhoc@greenhill.org
cbigenho@dlp4success.com
Blog: http://bigenhoc.wordpress.com/
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1:30 - 2:00pm
Research 2.0
Live Demo of yolink. A free browser add-on which enables searching of links via keyterms. Learn how to "take a peek behind the links" and find information faster. A demo of the Save & Share featured included.

Presenter: Brian Cheek

Web Site: www.yolink.com
Sugar on a Stick
Delivering Sugar on a USB stick using existing computer equipment. Save money, provide better access and give kids 5-10 the best educational computing experience.

Sugar on a Stick is an experimental new way to create ubiquitous computing access using the proven Sugar Platform. Learn about our pilot starting this fall in the Gardner Pilot Academy in Boston Public Schools.

Presenter: Caroline Meeks
Caroline at Sugar Labs dot Org
www.sugarlabs.org
http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Sugar_on_a_Stick

2:00 - 2:30 pm
[Concurrent Session 4]

Wiki Roundtable
Moderator: Adam Frey, Wikispaces
Presenters: You.

Come share your experiences with using wikis in your classroom. Let's learn from each other about what works well and what doesn't.

Each presenter will have no more than 5 minutes to share their experience and answer questions. So be prepared for a fast paced session. No need to sign up, just show up and participate.
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2:30 - 3:00 pm
[Concurrent Session 4]

Simple and Instant Collaboration and Productivity with Web 2.0 Tools
Web 2.0 Applications will change the way you think about collaborative groups and projects. Come learn how to integrate some simple Web 2.0 tools and strategies into any curricular area. Engage your students and empower them with learning and productivity tools that they can access online anytime and anywhere!
Focus - Reading and Writing
Web: http://web20guru.wikispaces.com
Presenter: Cheryl Capozzoli, Inst. Tech. Specialist - Capital Area Intermediate Unit
ccapozzoli@caiu.org
LAMS - Learning Activity Management System
LAMS is online lesson planning. LAMS is Learning Activity Design.

LAMS is the way online learning should work! LAMS supports group work, collaboration, adaptive lessons. Use pedogical templates or create your own online flows with powerful drag and drop tools. Watch you students move through your lessons and drill down to view any student.

Presenter: Caroline Meeks
Caroline at Solution Grove dot com
http://www.solutiongrove.com/xowiki/LAMSv2

3:00 - 3:30pm
Demonstration: kmlfactbook.org
Kmlfactbook.org is a wonderful, easy-to-use, free GIS tool to help students see the ideas behind international statistics. This web-based tool allows users to project data sets from the CIA World Factbook or the WRI World Trends Index or even their own data onto 2d Google maps or a 3D Google Earth Globe.
Presenter: Mike Curtin (http://mikecurtin.edublogs.org, michael_j_curtin@yahoo.com)
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Due to technical issues encountered during this session, I have scheduled it again on Wednesday at 9:00 AM.
Using a Cellphone as a Language Learning Tool
Learn how students can utilize their cellphone for engaged language learning. Lesson ideas and cool websites that partner with the cellphone will be presented.
Presenter: Susan Gaer (susangaer@gmail.com)
Santa Ana College School of Continuing Education
http://www.susangaer.com
Handout: http://www.scribd.com/full/16131411?access_key=key-1qm6yl6zipbh3ow4ovv3

3:30 - 4:00 pm
[Concurrent Session 5]

Teachers Without Borders: twbcanada.org
TWB is an international non-profit org of teachers helping teachers using technology tools to connect and promote educator PD and global exchanges. Discover more about this organization and how you can share in this opportunity to share resources and promote global learning with your own students.

Presenters: Sharon Peters, John Schinker
Note: Sharon and John leave from NECC to catch their flights to Africa for 6 weeks of working with TWB teams in South Africa & Kenya
Twitter: @speters, @jschinker


4:00 - 4:30 pm
[Concurrent Session 5]

Getting Teachers to Adopt Technology: What To and Not To Do - a dozen pieces of advice for those working with both technophobes and the technosavvy.

Presenter: Rushton Hurley, high school teacher of Japanese language, executive director of and janitor for Next Vista for Learning, and he who cares for the cats every morning.


4:30 - 5:00pm
[Birds of a Feather Sessions Starting]




5:00 - 5:30pm



5:30 - 6:00 pm



6:00 - 6:30 pm



6:30 pm CONFERENCE CENTER CLOSES.




Tuesday, June 30

Time (All times are US Eastern Time - GMT-5)
ONSITE - MAIN
**Elluminate LIVE Room** for Remote Viewing and Participation

Virtual Room A
(Click to Enter)
OTHER BROADCAST OR LIVE LINKS (UStreams, Skype-outs, Live Blogging, Backchannel Chat Rooms)
8:30 - 9:00am
Keynote starts and is simulcast into the lounges.


9:00 - 9:30am
Keynote


9:30 - 10:00am
Keynote


10:00 - 10:30am
Keynote?


10:30 - 11:00am
A Visit to Rome (from Rome)

PRESENTERS: Janice Friesen (Rome)
Jon Samuelson (on site)
WEBSITE: http://2009-odyssey.blogspot.com
TWITTER: @jfriesen

DESCRIPTION: Janice will be traveling for 5 weeks this summer throughout the Mediterranean. By this date she will have been in Turkey for a week and Israel for a week. The trip will be documented on the blog listed above. She will be traveling with professional archaeologists and historians, so she has a chance to ask questions and to participate in trips to places that most people do not get to see. This presentation will be more of a sharing time with open time for Q and A
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Web 2.0 fying Class in San Francisco, CA in collaboration with a Class Buddy in Bucharest, Romania and Trucker Buddy Tony from his 11 States Routes: A Showcase of Web 2.0 Tools Collaborative Projects in Reading, Writing, Social Studies, and Math for Elementary Students
Presenter: Sonia Sison
sison@corpuschristisf.org
Corpus Christi School (Salesian Sisters School) San Francisco, California
Twitter:@soniapsci24
Skypename:soniapsci24

11:00 -11:30 am
11:00-11:30 am, Tuesday

Unleash the Power of Tag Dictionaries in Social Bookmarking

PRESENTERS:

Maggie Tsai, Co-Founder of Diigo
Anne Bubnic, K-12 Educator, California Technology Assistance Project
Website:
http://www.diigo.com

DESCRIPTION:

When a member of a Diigo group comes across a web page, he/she can highlight, tag, and share it to the group. In this way, group bookmarks become a repository of collective research. Educators have latched on to the use of tags - but are they using them appropriately and effectively? We'll show you how to master Diigo group housekeeping chores and maintenance of tag dictionaries so that you and members of your group can unleash their power and capabilities later.
Twitter contact: @abubnic, @ diigo

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Title: OLPC, XOs, and Sugar...Be a Contributor!
Find out how you and your students can get involved in this ever-growing, ever-changing Open Source Educational project.
  • After a short overview of the OLPC project, the XO computer, and Sugar software we will take a look at the many ways you can get involved as a Contributor and how to apply for XOs, at no charge to you, to carry out your proposed project.
  • You don't have to be a programmer to contribute! Just have a good ideas you want to try, test, and share.
Presenter: Caryl Bigenho, OLPC Support Volunteer
Twitter: @SweetXOGrannie
Email: caryl@laptop.org
BYOL Session with Rushton Hurley (11:00-12:00)-will be streamed via Livestream-
BDT06
Very Cool Tricks for Using and Making Videos [Formal Session; BYOL]
WWCC 152 A
You know how to use simple editing software but you'd like to take it to the next level. This session will teach you how to make better videos and get students more engaged and focused.
Recording is posted and ready for viewing. Click on the Livestream link above.
11:30 am - 12:00pm
[Concurrent Session 6]
How Tweet IT is! PD in the 21st Century
Presenter: Sue Waters
Web tools are changing how we communicate and collaborate with each other. Providing us instant and on-demand connection to a global network of individuals always willing to help each other.
PLNs increase your opportunities to ask questions and receive help compared to your normal daily face-to-face interactions.

Website: The Edublogger
Twitter: @suewaters
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<SESSION CANCELLED> Tech Issues. WIll try to reschedule for tomorrow :-(

Title: A Seminar in OLPC Development and the Math4 project.
This past Spring quarter RIT's Department of Interactive Games and Media ran a pilot seminar in building math games and software as part of the Math4 project at Sugar Labs. This presentation will cover the experience and outcomes as well as plans to formalize the course and a long-term goal of growing similar projects across the campus
Presenter: Stephen Jacobs, Associate Professor, RIT
Twitter: @itprofjacobs
Email: itprofjacobs@gmail.com

12:00 noon
Title: Civil War Sallie: An Educational Follow Me Project
Presenter: Sarah Beeghley


Come see how a 7th grade student from Pennsylvania is using a Boyds Bear and Web 2.0 to teach others about the American Civil War.

During the presentation, Sarah will also discuss how you can create your own "Follow Me" project for your classroom.

Website: http://civilwarsallie.wikispaces.com
email: civilwarsallie@gmail.com
Twitter: civilwarsallie
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12:30 - 1:00pm
[Concurrent Session 7]
Mahara - open source ePortfolios
Presenter: Sharon Betts
WEBSITES:
www.mahara.org
eport52.org
TWITTER: sharonbetts
1:00 - 1:30pm
[Concurrent Session 7]
Title: Thinking Processes + Technology = Collaboration the 21st Century
Use
www.yourtake.org to get kids engaged and prepared to true collaborators. Participants will learn a critical thinking process with a website that offers authentic role-playing scenarios based on current events, historical situations, and civic issues to teach collaboration, media literacy, debate, and 21st century skills.
Presenter: Sandra Wozniak
Mt. Olive Middle School
sanwoz@gmail.com


A New Age in Education: Puerto Rico Virtual School

An increase of high school students, limited course offerings, and poor teacher hiring prompted the Department of Education to develop Puerto Rico Virtual School.
Website: http://utc.dde.pr/cursosenlinea
Blog: http://utc.dde.pr/celblog
Tuesday, 6/30/2009, 1:00pm–3:00pm WWCC East Registration Lobby, Poster-Table: 24Website Transmision by: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/cel
1:30 - 2:00pm
Title: LearnCentral.org = Social Networking + Live Online Meetings
Presenter: Steve Hargadon
Join me as I demonstrate the new, free social networking platform LearnCentral from Elluminate, and talk about the historic changes I think are in store for educators and education as the asynchronous benefits of social networking are married to the synchronous capabilities of online Web meetings. We'll look specifically at how educators can find, connect, and collaborate with others based on curricular interests, grade-levels, or geography; at how classrooms can be connected with each other the same way; and at how to run your own large group meetings or interview series.

A New Age in Education: Puerto Rico Virtual School

An increase of high school students, limited course offerings, and poor teacher hiring prompted the Department of Education to develop Puerto Rico Virtual School.
Website: http://utc.dde.pr/cursosenlinea
Blog: http://utc.dde.pr/celblog
Tuesday, 6/30/2009, 1:00pm–3:00pm WWCC East Registration Lobby, Poster-Table: 24
Website Transmision by: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/cel
2:00 - 2:30pm
[Concurrent Session 8]
TICAL - Your One Stop Resource Center for the Busy
School Leader


Come learn about the TICAL portal at www.portical.org. This free portal for school leaders, by school leaders will save you time, energy, and frustration as you look to develop your leadership skills in the 21st century!

Presenter:
Jason Borgen, Program Coordinator, TICAL, Santa Cruz County Office of Education ====== ======
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Never Take Another Picture!
or
What Do You Want To Say?

(digital photography 101
for teachers & students)


Can students "Say Something" significant with a point-and-shoot digital camera?

Since we have only a half hour, let's answer that question now...Yes!

So for the rest of our time, we'll share simple principles of photographic composition, design, and story-telling, that apply to images created by elementary school students and master photographers alike,

Presenter: Mark Bohland
http://www.improveachievement.org/photo101.htm

http://mphoto.com
A New Age in Education: Puerto Rico Virtual School An increase of high school students, limited course offerings, and poor teacher hiring prompted the Department of Education to develop Puerto Rico Virtual School.
Website: http://utc.dde.pr/cursosenlinea
Blog: http://utc.dde.pr/celblog
Tuesday, 6/30/2009, 1:00pm–3:00pm WWCC East Registration Lobby, Poster-Table: 24
Website Transmision by: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/cel
2:30 - 3:00 pm
[Concurrent Session 8]
Open1to1 - Netbook Consortium and support
Our organization is comprised of school technologists, educators, consultants, vendors, and other parties which collaborate to provide a comprehensive set of solutions and services for the Open 1-to-1 community. The mission of this organization is to make 1-to-1 computing more affordable, and create solutions that further aid in learning and greater opportunities for students and their communities.

Presenter: Sharon Betts
WEBSITE:
http://open1to1.org

A New Age in Education: Puerto Rico Virtual School

An increase of high school students, limited course offerings, and poor teacher hiring prompted the Department of Education to develop Puerto Rico Virtual School.
Website: http://utc.dde.pr/cursosenlinea
Blog: http://utc.dde.pr/celblog
Tuesday, 6/30/2009, 1:00pm–3:00pm WWCC East Registration Lobby, Poster-Table: 24Website Transmision by: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/cel
3:00 - 3:30pm
Telling Stories with Digital Threads

This short 30 minute session will explore the nature of what I am calling digital threads. Like a web, you pull on one thread only to see that it is attached to others. Each story’s thread is linked to another in an endless web of personal experiences, meanings, tragedies and triumphs. Come see how the world told the story of the Iranian unrest surrounding the recent elections using Twitter and other tools. This story is amazing, touching, emotional, real… Come hear a story as it unfolds.

Presenter: Chris Bigenho
bigenhoc@greenhill.org
cbigenho.unt@gmail.com

Twitter: @bigenhoc
Master Second Life in Minutes

If you have been turned off by the complexity and the long learning curve of Second Life, then this is for you. We'll show you how to you can learn faster and have more fun learning, We'll even create a live interactive tutorial on ISTE island and make it available to everyone for free.

Presenter: Randy Hilgers
http://www.K-12Kids.com
Twitter: @whatsupwthat

3:30 -4:00pm
[Concurrent Session 9]

AVALON
A
ccess to Virtual and Action learning Live ONline

The AVALON project is an EU funded project to explore language learning in Second Life. 26 European partners (11 of which are Universities) are developing language learning scenarios and a teacher training course.

Thanks to the 25 participants and thank you for experimenting with me to create a PRESTO 10x20 presentation. Here is the 3min 20sec recording of this presentation which I uploaded onto YouTube just after the event.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LY3IogyF-Aw

For further information on the project, please contact Heike Philp heike (dot) philp (at) lancelotschool (dot) com.
http://avalon-project.ning.com






4:00 - 4:30pm
[Concurrent Session 9]
WOW2 From the Trenches of NECC - a report on all that is happening at NECC


4:30 - 5:00pm
[Birds of a Feather Sessions Starting]




5:00 - 5:30pm



5:30 - 6:00pm



6:00 - 6:30pm



6:30 pm CONFERENCE CENTER CLOSES.




Wednesday, July 1

Time (All times are US Eastern Time - GMT-5)
ONSITE - MAIN
**Elluminate LIVE Room** for Remote Viewing and Participation

Virtual Room A
(Click to Enter)
OTHER BROADCAST OR LIVE LINKS (UStreams, Skype-outs, Live Blogging, Backchannel Chat Rooms)
8:30 - 9:00 am
[Concurrent Session 10]




9:00 - 9:30 am
[Concurrent Session 10]

Demonstration: kmlfactbook.org
Kmlfactbook.org is a wonderful, easy-to-use, free GIS tool to help students see the ideas behind international statistics. This web-based tool allows users to project data sets from the CIA World Factbook or the WRI World Trends Index or even their own data onto 2d Google maps or a 3D Google Earth Globe.
Presenter: Mike Curtin (http://mikecurtin.edublogs.org, michael_j_curtin@yahoo.com)


9:30 - 10:00am

<SESSION CANCELLED>
Currently in China, but the connection here is extremely unstable. I apologize for any inconvience.


Interactive tools for students to demonstrate proficiency : VoiceThread, Voki and more(Target audience: WL teachers)
Janna Chiang
jannachiang@gmail.com

10:00 - 10:30am
How Tweet IT is! PD in the 21st Century
Presenter: Sue Waters
Web tools are changing how we communicate and collaborate with each other. Providing us instant and on-demand connection to a global network of individuals always willing to help each other.

Sue will guide you through the process of building your personal learning network (PLN) using social networking tools. PLNs increase your opportunities to ask questions and receive help compared to your normal daily face-to-face interactions.
Website: The Edublogger
Twitter: @suewaters


10:30 - 11:00am
[Concurrent Session 11]



11:00 - 11:30am
[Concurrent Session 11]



11:30am - 12:00pm
Literacy is Priceless: A Presentation for Reading and ELA Teachers. During this session, audience members will learn about a variety of open and free education resources for the K-12 literacy classroom. Audience members are encouraged to bring their laptops along. PPT available here.

Presenter: Anna Batchelder, Curriki Global Consultant (Dubai, UAE)



12:00 - 12:30 pm
[Concurrent Session 12]

English Language and Cultural Exchange Program

Presenters: Heike Philp & Holly Longstroth
A pilot project in China
In spring 2009 Elluminate, LANCELOT School and iEarn China conducted a 6 week pilot project with a school class in Shenzhen for an English language training program at a distance.

Presenters are Heike Philp, Managing Director at LANCELOT School and Holly Longstroth, Director of Studies at LANCELOT School and head of LANCELOT Learning, a new recruitment and consulting agency for schools
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6UX1JyQtuA

The following video is a 5min summary of the project.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZFMfCkK34I

Heike Philp, Managing Director of LANCELOT School GmbH a training center for language teachers in the use of virtual classroom technology.
www.lancelotschool.com
Holly Longstroth, CEO of LANCELOT Learning a recruitment center for language schools
www.lancelotlearning.com (new website, work in progress, online from Sept 09)


12:30 - 1:00pm
[Concurrent Session 12]



1:00 - 1:30pm

Using Twitter as an Assessment Tool: Shelly Blake-Plock, www.teachpaperless.com

1:30 - 2:00pm
[Concurrent Session 13]



2:00 - 2:30 pm
[Concurrent Session 13]



2:30 - 3:00pm



2:45 pm
Closing keynote starts and is simulcast into the lounges.


3:00 - 3:30pm
Keynote


3:30 - 4:00pm
Keynote



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