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Introduction


This is a list of possible sessions that you can add to, either because you'd like a session on the topic, or because you feel comfortable facilitating such a discussion. The sessions are intended to be group dialogs on a topic, and not formal presentations.


At the start of the workshop (the actual day) we'll take a vote on all sessions and determine which sessions to add into the formal schedule. (You can vote as many times as you like!) If there is a session that you are interested in but doesn't get included in the formal schedule, you are encouraged to seek the volunteer facilitator out during the ample "break and breakout" times. You can even schedule your own meeting at any time during the day if you have folks who want to do that--remember, this is an "unconference!"

Session Offers


  • Social Networking for Professional Development
    Facilitator(s): Steve Hargadon
    Looking at the use of social networking tools for educational professional development. Steve Hargadon and/or any willing co-facilitators
  • Social Networking: A Beginners Guide (8)
    Facilitator(s): Steve Hargadon
    How to set up a social network using Ning, and tips and tricks for its use in education.
  • Social Bookmarking
    Facilitator(s):
  • Web 2.0 and Education
    Facilitator(s): Steve Hargadon
    Why Web 2.0 represents a dramatic and historic change in how we view learning and education because of the participatory nature of the technologies.
  • Blogs & RSS
    Facilitator(s): Stephanie Sandifer
    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.
  • Beginners Guide to Wikis
    Facilitator(s): John Maklary
    Learn how to start using wikis, and a discussion of basic ways to bring them into the classroom.
  • Advanced Wiki Use
    Facilitator(s):
    Drilling down on the wide variety of ways that wikis can be used in education. Bring your own examples to share.
  • Internet Safety
    Facilitator(s): John Maklary and Paul Wood
    A discussion of Internet safety and strategies to overcoming barriers to blocked tools, with an emphasis on administrator and parent perspectives.
  • A Survey of Great Google Tools
    Facilitator(s): Stephanie Sandifer
    An overview of the many Google tools that can be used in education.