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Thursday, May 8th, 2008

Blog / Photo tag: "cr20az08"
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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!

A Big Thank You to Yahoo! for Teachers and Gailene Nelson for providing everyone the awesome bags! They are big and sturdy enough to hold a laptop with lots of pockets and zippers. Thanks also to our other vendor sponsors who funded this entire experience so participants could attend at no charge. The brunches, coffee, water and ongoing snacks were greatly appreciated by ALL and we also funded by our workshop sponsors.

Room: DAC West Conference Room
Room: Board Room
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
  • Steve "Why Web 2.0 Is the Future of Education"

9:30 - 10:15
Introduction to Web 2.0:
Facilitator(s): Steve Hargadon
Not quite sure what Web 2.0 is, or how it relates to education? In this discussion we'll talk about the collaborative technologies of the web, how they are being used by educators in and out of the classroom, and give you a framework for the rest of the workshop.
Highly recommended by Steve: Here Comes Everybody:The Power of Organizing Without Organizations by Clay Shirky.
"5 Minute Lightning/Speed Demos"
5-minute demonstrations of technologies educators are excited about. Here's your chance to showcase some that you love, and learn about others.
9:30am - Twitter
9:37am - Amy Chayefsky,
9:44am - Amy Chayefsky,
9:51am - Amy Chayefsky,
visually tags words in paper or content based on usage
9:58am- Ann Lumm. Doodle
10:05am- Ann Lumm. Intel TWT visual ranking tool
10:15 - 10:45am
Break and Breakout
Find people you want to talk to or learn from.

10:45 - 11:30 am
Facilitated Discussion A: "Blogs and RSS"
Facilitator(s): Brett Hinton, Amy Chayefsky
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: "Streaming Video"
Facilitator(s): Steve Hargadon, others?
A look at the various online tools that are making streaming video so easy:, Elluminate,, Mogulus, etc.
11:30 am - 12:30:pm

Lunch will be provided by CCS and NEC. Thanks to these companies for their support and the delicious Mexican lunch from On the Border. This will make it possible for you to relax, enjoy and participate in the optional Skype-in session -->
Lunchtime Skype-in Session: "Meet the Mentors"
We'll troll the Twitter/Blogosphere and have live video conversations with educators all over the world. While this is going on, we'll give some tutorials and share ideas for using Skype to connect students, teachers, and classrooms together. We'll also explain Twitter!
12:30 - 1:15pm
Facilitated Discussion A: "A Beginners Guide to Wikis"
Facilitator(s): Cherie Stafford
Learn how to start using wikis, and a discussion of basic ways to bring them into the classroom.
Facilitated Discussion B: "Advanced Wiki Use"
Facilitator(s): Brett Hinton (Others?)
Drilling down on the wide variety of ways that wikis can be used in education. Dan McDowell ( and will join us as a guest for 5-10 minutes at 12:30pm via Skype to share some of his Wiki experience with the group. Bring your own examples to share.
1:15 - 1:45pm
Break and Breakout

1:45 - 2:30
"5 Minute Lightning/Speed Demos"
More 5-minute demonstrations of technologies or topics people are excited about.
1:45pm Peggy George-Twiddla
1:52pm Peggy George-Zoho Creator
1:59pm Kathryn Scott-Comiqs
2:06pm Marsha Bork - System Access to Go
2:13pm Steve Hargadon - Google Forms
2:20pm Steve Hargadon - Open Source WebToasters

2:30 - 3:00pm
"Break and Breakout"

3:00 - 3:45pm
Facilitated Discussion A: "A Beginners Guide to Social Networking"
Facilitator(s): Steve Hargadon
A quick journey through the elements of social networking, and then show how easy it is to set up your own social network using Ning.
Facilitated Discussion B: "Social Bookmarking"
Facilitator(s): Peggy George
In this discussion we'll look at the features of the most popular social bookmarking sites and discuss why this is one of the great Web 2.0 technologies to use in education. We'll primarily focus on Diigo with some comparisons to and may also be joined online by Maggie Tsai, one of the Diigo founders.
Skype/Elluminate presenter: Jennifer Dorman.
3:45 - 4:00pm
Wrap-up & Best Things Learned

Friday, May 9th, 2008

Blog / Photo tag: "cr20az08"
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Room: DAC West Conference Room
Room: Board Room
Second Day Welcome
  • Facilitators for later sessions? Additional topics?
  • Evaluation link: (GREAT story!)
  • Photos on attending page / Group Photo

9:05 - 9:30am
Student Panel (via Skype)

9:30 - 10:15am
"5 Minute Lightning/Speed Demos"
5-minute demonstrations of technologies people are excited about.
9:30 - Slideoo, Cherie Stafford
9:37am-Diigo Revisited, Peggy George
3B, a 3D vision of your bookmarks Noreen Strehlow (PESD)
9:58am-Jott, Laura Sheehy

10:05am- Firefox Addons, Steve Hargadon
  • Google Docs Backup
  • Firefox Session Manager

10:15 - 10:45am
"Break and Breakout"
Find people you want to talk to or learn from.

10:45 - 11:15 am
Facilitated Discussion A: "Online Photos"
Facilitator(s): Peggy George and Amy Chayefsky
Various online photo applications for viewing/storing photos and creating slideshows, videos, etc. (Flickr, Flickr Toys, FlickrStorm, PicLens, Animoto, SlideShare with Slidecasts, etc.
Skitch, Peggy George (moved from lightning session)
Scribd, Peggy George
Facilitated Discussion B: "Social Networking and Professional Development"
Facilitator(s): Steve Hargadon
How to use social networking to create and maintain professional development communities. We'll look at Classroom 2.0 and other social networks for examples you can use.
Classroom 2.0 Flickr Group
11:15 - 11:20 am
Group Photo!

11:20 am - 12:15pm
Lunch on your own. Bring a bag lunch if you want to be part of the optional student panel session -->
Let's do lunch!! Who wants to go where? Sign-up & your group and meet in the lobby

at 40th & Thunderbird
at 32nd & Greenway

Boston Market:
Jamba Juice:
Fresh & Easy:
Kyoto Bowl:
Taco Bell:

12:15 - 1:00pm
Facilitated Discussion A: "Communicating with Parents and Others"
Facilitator(s): Chris Johnson Results
Effective communications with 2.0 tools for Teacher / Student / Parent. Good online tools for sharing classroom/school newsletters with parents and extended community.
Facilitated Discussion B: "A Survey of Great Google Tools"
Facilitator(s): Ann Lumm and Laura Sheehy
An overview of the many Google tools that can be used in education.
1:00 - 1:30pm
"Break and Breakout"

1:30 - 2:15pm
"5 Minute Lightning/Speed Demos"
More 5-minute demonstrations of technologies or topics people are excited about.
1:30pm Peggy George-Wikispaces-embedding videos, forms
1:37pm: Useful Resource - 7 things you should know about...
1:44pm Sylvia Martinez of Generation Yes
1:51pmPeggy George-Twitter, Twhirl and BeTwittered(iGoogle app)
1:58pm Peggy George-K12online conference-Submit a proposal to present!
2:05pm Cherie Stafford - ChaCha
2:10pm Steve Hargadon: OpenOffice, GIMP, Paint and more... Flock!

2:15 - 3:00pm
Facilitated Discussion A: "Internet Safety"
A discussion of Internet safety and strategies to overcoming barriers to blocked tools, with an emphasis on administrative and parental perspectives.
Facilitated Discussion B: "VoiceThread"
Facilitator(s): Peggy George
Strategies to use the power of VoiceThread to make threads truly interactive and engaging and not just online presentations.
3:00 - 3:15pm
Wrap-up & Best Things Learned
Evaluation Link