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Friday, June 20th, 2008

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Facilitated discussion suggestions can be added on this linked page. We'll have some open times where you can vote for sessions at the start of the day and those with the most interest will be placed in the schedule. If any are not placed in the schedule that you are interested in, we encourage you to seek out those who suggested them and hold the discussions informally!

8:30 am
Welcome and Introductions
  • How a collaborative conference works, the "rule of two feet," etc.
  • Thanks to sponsors! Introductions: "One Thing in My Bag" - 30 seconds

What do you want to do today?* One track or two?

9:00 - 9:45 am
Facilitated Discussion A:
"Introduction to Web 2.0"
This will be a beginners guide to Web 2.0 and its role in the world of education.
Facilitated Discussion B:(Stephanie & John)
"Social Networking for Professional Development"?
9:45 - 10:15 am
"Break and Breakout"
Find people you want to talk to or learn from, or join in some casual Web 2.0 fun: "Skype the Experts," Favorite Web 2.0 Tools, online photos

10:15 - 11:00 am
Facilitated Discussion A:
"Blogs & RSS"
Stephanie's wiki page w/ notes
What are blogs, why are they important, and how do you keep track of them? An introduction to blogging in the classroom and for personal and professional development.
Facilitated Discussion B: (Steve)
"Why Web 2.0 Is the Future of Education"
11:00 - 11:05 am
Group Photo!

11:05 am - 12:15 pm
Lunch (On your own, Map of nearby by restaurants)

12:15 - 1:00 pm
Facilitated Discussion A:
"A Beginner's Guide to Wikis"
John Maklary's Wiki on Wikis
Facilitated Discussion B:
"A Survey of Great Google Tools"
Stephanie's wiki page w/notes
Google Presentations Sample Presentation
An overview of the many Google tools that can be used in education.
1:00 - 1:30 pm
"Break and Breakout"
Web 2.0 Fun: social bookmarking, Voicethread, Twitter, "Skype the Experts"

1:30 - 2:15 pm
"5 Minute Lightning/Speed Demos"
1:30 Creative Commons and Licensing
1:37 RSS
1:44 Gliffy
1:51 Diigo
1:58 Tag Galaxy
2:05 Twitter
2:12 Google Docs Backup
More 5-minute demonstrations of technologies or topics people are excited about. Possible:
  • Gmail keyboard shortcuts
  • Google Calendar keyboard shortcuts
  • Google forms & into wikis
  • Google docs backup
  • Firefox addons / session manager
  • OpenOffice, GIMP, etc.
  • Mass Flickr download
  • Google offline /gears
  • Google Search
  • Ning Dashboard
  • Weebly
  • Jott
  • Voicethread
  • Glubble (net filtering & social networking for families with young children) (cmduke)
  • Diigo (cmduke)
  • Google Friend Connect (only in preview release but "one to watch") - (cmduke)
  • Webkinz World (virtual worlds & relevance to education/social networking) - (cmduke)
  • Zotero (not quite web2.0 yet, but getting there, but incredibly useful) - (cmduke)
  • Gliffy (Stephanie)

2:15 - 2:30 pm
"Break and Breakout"

2:30 - 3:15 pm
Facilitated Discussion A: (Steve)
"Social Networking: A Beginners Guide"
Facilitated Discussion B: "Advanced Wiki Use"
Drilling down on the wide variety of ways that wikis can be used in education.
3:15 - 4:00 pm
Demo VoiceThread
Demo Weebly
Demo Jott
Wrap-up & Best Things Learned
Give us feedback :)