Please use this page to submit a proposal to present at the Classroom 2.0 Live Workshop in San Francisco.


  • Arrange some Skype presentations by those who are at a distance. Ideas
    • Connie Weber
    • Will Richardson
    • David Warlick
    • Vicki Davis
    • David Jakes
  • Arrange to UStream/broadcast some of the sessions so that there can be broader participation.
    • Would need someone to be in charge of this
  • "Speed Round / Lightening Talks" 5 - 7 minute presentations
    • Schedule in: local and remote


Session Topic: A Basic Blogging Tutorial
Session Presenter: Andrew Pass
Day(s) Available: Feb. 1 & 2
Equipment Needed: Projector
  • A starter course in blogging.

Session Topic: Classroom Learning 2.0
Session Presenters: Connie Williams and Jackie Siminitus
Day (s) available: Feb 1 & 2
Equipment needed: projector and Internet access
Description: URL: __http://classroomlearning2.blogspot.com__

Individuals, school district professional development leaders, and professors of students enrolled in teacher prep, administrator training, and continuing education courses are embracing Classroom Learning 2.0, an online tutorial for educators to learn more about YouTube, podcasts, image generators, wikis, mashups and other web 2.0 tools. The California School Library Association 2.0 Team takes you step by step through the use of many of the tools listed above. Educators work through the 9-week course while colleagues cheer one another along. Classroom Learning 2.0 is a free, fun, and fabulous way to learn together and strengthen a group's collective educational technology savvy. Start today at __http://classroomlearning2.blogspot.com__


Session Topic: How to be a wiki evangelist within your organization
Session Presenter: Stewart Mader
Day(s) Available: February 1& 2
Equipment Needed: Projector
  • How do you grow wiki adoption in teaching and research? Looking to spur wiki adoption? Want to grow from 10 users to 100, 1000, or more? Wikis are the future of classroom and research collaboration, so improving adoption and effective use in teaching and research is key to realizing benefits such as more deeply engaged students, constantly refined curriculum materials and more streamlined research from data gathering to journal publication. Want to know more about how to achieve this?
  • Stewart Mader will share strategies he has gathered on wiki adoption from his own experience teaching, collaboratively developing curriculum materials and working with the likes of Brown University and Johns Hopkins University. He'll discuss and the practice of applying patterns to help coordinate peoples' efforts and guide the growth of content, as well as recognizing and resolving anti-patterns that might otherwise hinder growth, so that your wiki has the best chance of success.

Session Topic: A Basic Wikispaces Tutorial
Session Presenter: Adam Frey
Day(s) Available: Feb. 1 & 2
Equipment Needed: Projector
  • A starter course in the use of Wikis, with a walk-through of the Wikispaces features.


Session Topic: Using Ning for Social Networking
Session Presenter: Steve Hargadon
Day(s) Available: Feb. 1 & 2
Equipment Needed: Projector
  • A starter course in the use of for social networking--either joining an existing network, or starting your own.

Session Topic: Driving Class Engagement with Facebook and other Social Networks
Session Presenter: Michael Staton
Day(s) Available: Feb. 1 & 2
Equipment Needed: Projector
Navigating participation in and using social networks not typically used for school to drive engagement and enthusiasm for class.

Session Topic: Advanced Topics in Social Networking Using Ning
Session Presenter: Steve Hargadon
Day(s) Available: Feb. 1 Only
Equipment Needed: Projector
  • A look at more advanced aspects of running a social network on Ning, including technical hacks and also leadership lessons in moderating social networks.


Session Topic: Social Bookmarking Face-off and How To Use Them Effectively.
Session Presenter: Cyndi Danner-Kuhn
Day(s) Available: Feb. 1 and/or 2 (whatever is needed)
Equipment Needed: Projector and Internet Acess

Social Bookmarking tools are your own personal library on the Internet that is accessible from any computer anytime. Why rewrite (digital or not) what someone else has already written about. It makes more sense to just point to the original story/site and add descriptions and tags for future reference? And these organized lists of links are then available to anyone from any browser or any computer. If you are not sure about Social Bookmarking, why you should use it or which Social Bookmarking tool is right for you, come to the Face-off and find out. I will take you step-by-step through the most popular tools and how to use them effectively.

A starter course in the use of social bookmarking tools-- starting your own, networking with others, and using with students in the classroom.

Session Topic: An Introduction to Social Bookmarking
Session Presenter: Stephen Hood and Chris Kim
Day(s) Available: Feb. 1
Equipment Needed: Projector and Internet Acess

Social Bookmarking websites allow people to store, organize and access their bookmarks from any computer at any time. In addition, you can share interesting sites with fellow teachers and students, as well as discover what others have been bookmarking in your areas of interest. In this session, two members of the social bookmarking site will provide an overview and give step-by-step instructions on how to set up an account, save your favorite sites, create networks for sharing, and discover other interesting sites. Effective uses in the classroom will also be discussed, and we will leave time for open Q&A.


Session Topic: Google It!
Session Presenter: Melinda Holt
Day(s) Available: Feb. 2 Only
Equipment Needed: Internet Connection (DSL or higher), (computer lab not required but would make workshop interactive)
Learn to collaborate with your colleagues and others using Google products. Google is a search engine and so much more!! There are a wide variety of services offered by Google that are free and ready to use. All you need to know is where they are, how to use them and, if you're going to collaborate, how to share. This workshop will detail Google Docs & Spreadsheets, iGoogle, Analytics, Pages, Calendar and other "goodies" in the Google Lab. Handouts provided.

Session Topic: Using Vyew for Collaborative E-Learning
Session Presenter: Henry Hon
Day(s) Available: Feb. 1
Equipment Needed: Internet Connection (DSL or higher) and projector
Web 2.0 is changing education and corporate training applications by allowing instructors and students to collaborate online together in real time or separately over time. Rather than one-to-many methodologies such as lectures, textbooks and video-on-demand, Web 2.0 collaboration provides a rich environment for instructors and students to interact on assignments and tests.
We shall discuss Web 2.0 collaborative learning and assessment strategies that significantly increase students’ group interactions, stimulate students’ interest in learning and lead students to achieve their goals in educational and corporate training applications. For example, teachers and corporate trainers can provide students with opportunities to actively participate in the collaborative learning processes by setting up hypotheses for inquiries, conducting their own research, and collecting and organizing digital artifacts to explain phenomena. Instructors can then collaboratively evaluate the work with students.
Attendees will see how Web 2.0 collaboration is creating the future of e-learning and will take away ideas for implementing Web 2.0-based learning systems and methodologies at their organizations.


Session Topic: Moodle from the Student View (and the great Moodle giveaway)
Session Presenter: Joseph Thibault
Day(s) Available: Feb. 1 Only
Equipment Needed: Projector

A quick guided tour through my high school days and how they might have looked if Moodle had been available. Participants will be guided through multiple sample Moodle courses in an effort to showcase the various ways technology can be incorporated and implemented into
classrooms; from the very basic level to more advanced features of Moodle. All attendees with computer access will also be able to register for one of our state eLearning Centers and begin creating their own Moodle classroom during the presentation.

Session Topic: Integrating Online Learning in an Urban Heterogeneous Classroom

Session Presenter: Ben Sanoff
Day(s) Available: February 1& 2
Equipment Needed: Projector

This workshop explores a high school teacher’s experience integrating online learning into his classroom and the wider school community. Participants will learn how to design collaborative online assignments by seeing examples of the Berkeley High Moodle and student generated multimedia Wikispaces pages. Throughout the presentation the focus will be on practical approaches to integrating online learning and providing ideas and inspiration for your own classroom.


Session Topic: Podcasting with Skype and Audacity
Session Presenter: Steve Hargadon

Lightening Talks

Session Presenter: Bob Kaehms
Day(s) Available: February 1& 2
Equipment Needed: Projector (S-video in)

Session Topic: What Open Source has to do with Web 2.0, and what it has to offer teachers (and it's not cheaper software)

Web 2.0, Internet applications, Open Source software (what's that?), mashups, wikis, blogs, shared tagging, social spaces, etc, etc, etc....

They are all wonderful tools and concepts that can be used in the classroom to help make the classroom more engaging while helping to prepare our students for the 21st century.

But are we thinking about them strategically? What should we really be thinking about as we move to a 1-1 environment?

Bob Kaehms is the former editor of Web Techniques Magazine, the leading technical magazine during the internet boom. After a year of teaching algebra, he is now finishing a masters in education technology, and focusing on the issues related to bringing the tools and pedagogy from the open source world into the classroom.

In this lightening talk, Bob will give a little Internet history lesson, talk about what he is doing, share his perspective from his initial research, highlight one or more open source tools that can be used to facilitate onsite Web 2.0 applications and knowledge management, and solicit ideas from the audience regarding issues related to effective Web 2.0 infrastructure tailored to individual school needs.