Twitter for Teachers Presentation

This morning, I hosted a PLP Network Session on how to use Twitter in the classroom. Here’s my slide deck:

Questions?  What’s your take on using Twitter in education?

UPDATE — Here’s a link to the Elluminate Session.

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NJECC Presentation – Creating Global Collaborations

NJECC did a great job with their conference today. Thanks to all who contributed to the conversation.

The technology worked and as promised, here are my slides and a number of other resources from my network.

From Twitter:

From vvrotny:

From elemenous:

From scmorgan:

From participants:

Collaboration Outside Your Classroom — Presentation Update

When I got to Baltimore to present at the AIMS conference, I realized that I had Internet access. I uploaded my slides to Google Presentations, did some editing and got going. Vinnie Vrotny and Patrick Higgings showed up for the presentation (huge thanks to the two of them). Alecia Berman-Dry was a wonderful host (she invited me to present at the conference and blogged about it here).

The audience did a great job keeping their attention during the last session of the day. After my presentation, we all discussed how we could bring collaborative technology to back to their schools and classrooms.

Here’s my updated Google Presentation
AIMS Slide

Also, I forgot to hand out my handouts. Here’s a link to the PDF handout.

As I tweaked the presentation on the train to Baltimore, I realized more and more that these projects are about the relationships. Lucy Gray spoke about it in our conversations, Vicki Davis discusses it when she speaks about the Flat Classroom project. It’s all about the connections we are making. And they are real, even though many are virtual.

I’m working on editing the video of the event and will post that shortly.

Comments appreciated. Thanks!

Skype: Easy Collaborations with Audio and Video Conferencing

I’m presenting at the AIMS conference on Monday, November 5th, 2007. There is no Internet access at the Baltimore Convention Center (for this conference at least) so I’m doing a traditional power point presentation. Here it is (I’m sure I’ll be updating this tonight after I tweak the whole way to Baltimore, but…):

 

 

I’ve also pulled together a number of resources in del.icio.us:

  1. Youth Voices

  2. Remote Access: Whose Tools? Theirs.

  3. Remote Access: Learning = Connecting

  4. Life ’round here wiki – Life Round Here

  5. The Global Education Collaborative

  6. The Connected Classroom » home

  7. the22initiative » home

  8. Friends and Flags Project

  9. 3Cs » CAIS-BP

  10. globalprojects2007 » home

  11. Musings – Just Learning » Let’s Go Global!

  12. » [Live Blog] – Global Collaboration Multi-faceted Refractions

  13. teachersseekingteachers » home

  14. Classroom 2.0

    Welcome to the CLASSROOM 2.0 social networking site! This network is devoted to those interested in the practical application of Web 2.0 and collaborative technologies in the classroom and in their own professional development.

  15. Personal Learning Space

  16. Elgg Plans » home

Link: http://del.icio.us/rss/alex.ragone/global-collaboration

Lucy Gray’s Global Education Links.

I’ll be posting a video of the presentation later on this week.

This is by no means a list of resources on Global Collaboration. If you have others, please post them here!

Thanks!

The Read/Write Web: RSS, Blogs, Wikis, and Podcasting

1/15/07 Update:

What are they? How can I use them in my Classroom?

Here’s the outline of my NYSAIS Professional Development Seminar for Tuesday. Any comments would be appreciated. Bring Blue SnowBall, Get Richardson: Blogs, Wikis and Podcasting. Review last blogging outline:

Goal of Day: Exposure to RSS, Blogs, Poscasting, Social Bookmarking and
Wikis. The ability for participants to take one of these and start using it in classes in the near future.

Quotes:

  • “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.” Charles Darwin
  • 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, futurist

9:30 – 10:00: Framing the day

Yarn exercise: How you link together in the real world

10:00 – 10:45: RSS: Reading 21st Century Style

Get a Bloglines Account. Search, Subscribe, Comment.

Other rss feed aggregators: NetVibes and Pageflakes

More about RSS:

10:45 – 11:00: Break

11:00 – 12:00: Blogging

Blogging Definition: Will Richardson and Others (see Examples below)

Why Blog? What is the difference between 21st Century Learning and 20th Century Learning? Dr. Lawrence Lessig’s “Read/Write Society” presentation at Wizards of OS4

Get an EduBlogs Account — What will you blog about? Linking. Categories. Trackback. Tabbed Browsing and Social Bookmarking.

Blogging Platforms:

Examples…

Educator Social Blogging

Blogging Resources:

12:00 – 1:00: Lunch

1:00 – 1:15: Globalism…

1:15 – 1:45: Podcasting

1:45 – 2:30 – Wikis

Review: Creating a Wiki and Wiki While You Work (Basic): Mark Wagner

Examples:

Possibly: 2:30 – 2:45: Bringing it all Together

Epic 2014

We need to model and teach using information in deep ways!

Quotes:

  • “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.” Charles Darwin
  • 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, futurist

Contact info.

Further Self Guided Learning: