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Blog / Photo tag: "cr20sac09"
Wireless Access: sside="classroom20" username="classroom20" password="classroom20"
  • LR105 (45 people, projector)
    • Elluminate Stream:
  • LR141 (20 people, room has computers, projector) - "beginner room"
    • Elluminate Stream:
  • Additional
    • LR119 (20 people, plasma)
    • LR120 (20 people, plasma)

If you are interested in facilitating a session, please don't hesitate to add your name to some of the sessions below:

Friday, April 24th, 2009

Room LR105
Room LR141
Welcome and Introductions
  • Classroom 2.0 attendee list and wiki, how they work.
  • How a collaborative conference works, the "rule of two feet," etc.
  • Introductions: "One Thing in My Bag" - 30 seconds
  • Classroom 2.0 attendee list and wiki, how they work.
    • How the wiki works and notetaking
  • The "fluid" schedule
  • Steve "Why Web 2.0 Is the Future of Education"

am - 10:45am
Introduction to Web 2.0:
Facilitators: 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.
Web 2.0 Pro
Facilitators: Self-organizing Roundtable
Delving into the tools for the advanced Web 2.0 educator.
10:45 - 11:00am
Break and Breakout
Find people you want to talk to or learn from.

11:00 - 11:45 am
Facilitated Discussion A: "Blogging and RSS"
Facilitators: Steve Hargadon
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.
Advanced breakout if desired.
or Field Trip to an Elementary Computer Lab to observe a class blogging Facilitator: Alice Mercer

or Facilitated Discussion B: "The Back Channel - Engaging Students through their Thumbs"
Facilitator: Zack Dowell (Folsom Lake College)
What is the back channel, and how can it inform our teaching? A discussion of how Twitter, cell phones, and other real-time tools can be used to engage students and foster a truly student-centered classroom.

11:45 am
Group Photo for Day 1
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Lunch on your own.

1:00 - 1:40pm
Facilitated Discussion A: "A Beginners Guide to Wikis"
Learn how to start using wikis, and a discussion of basic ways to bring them into the classroom.
Wikispaces ad-free link:

Facilitated Discussion B: "Advanced Wiki Use"
Drilling down on the wide variety of ways that wikis can be used in education. Bring your own examples to share. We'll use this wiki as a starting point for discussion.
1:40 - 2:00pm
Break and Breakout

2:00 - 2:40pm
"5 Minute Lightning/Speed Demos"
More 5-minute demonstrations of technologies or topics people are excited about. Ideas:
Firefox Downloadhelper
Google Docs backup:
Google Form Entry...


2:40 - 3:00pm
"Speed Demos" see Notes page

3:00 - 3:45pm
Google Earth
Facilitator: Stuart Graybill, History Professor

**Short Sessions:
  • Web Accessibility, Ryan Glenn & Liz Johnson
  • Others?
3:45 - 4:00pm
Wrap-up & Best Things Learned
What are your questions?
(Combined Session)

Saturday, April 25th, 2009

Blog / Photo tag: "cr20sac09"
Wireless Access:

9:00 - 10:00 am
Second Day Welcome
Participate in the Classroom 2.0 LIVE broadcast as live audience.

10:00 -
Web 2.0 and English Language Development
Facilitators: Larry Ferlazzo and Alice Mercer
11:00 - 11:15am
"Break and Breakout"
Find people you want to talk to or learn from.

11:15 -
12:00 am
Facilitated Discussion A: "A Beginners Guide to Social Networking and Twitter."
Facilitators: 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.
12:00 - 1:00pm
Lunch on your own.

1:15 - 2:00pm
Facilitated Discussions:
Facilitators: Melissa and Steve
  • Social Bookmarking
  • VoiceThread (Sierra College)
  • Podcasts and Storage

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

2:30 - 3:15pm
Small Breakouts to show how to
  • Twitter
  • Flowgram
  • Screencasting (Jing and Screentoaster)
  • Netvibes and managing social networking content
  • Optional - Melissa's quick demos - TiddlyWiki, GoogleForms & PDF forms and more.

3:15 - 3:45pm
Student Contributions - Where Are We Going to Put Them?
Podcasts, videos, photos, blogging--we aren't sure where to post these great student contributions. We'll look at public and private options, including YouTube, Ning, LearnCentral, Moodle (or Desire2Learn or others), etc.

3:45 - 4:00pm
Wrap-up & Best Things Learned
Discussion of future meetings ( ?)
Join the discussion hereabout upcoming follow-up meetings.
(Combined Session)