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These sessions were quite successful. You will be able to enjoy the videos and accompanying materials from this page. These are the presentations that were made by educators from around the world.


LAN: Learning is Social (10:45 - 11:35 AM CST)

Bryan Hughes (North Vancouver, Canada)
The story of how North Vancouver School District used the presentations of the Online Communities Professional Development Strand to breathe new life into professional development. LAN parties can be a powerful vehicle for professional development and change. This is the model we are using for the Online Communities Professional Development Strand here at ITEC.

Parallel Play or Collaboration: Leveraging the Wiki Platform for High Quality Work (1:40 - 2:30 PM CST)

Paula White (Crozet, VA)
This presentation will help participants think about the differences between a project that is a glorified drop box or parallel play and one that truly involves students in authentic work which is purposeful, personally meaningful and engaging.

Kicking It Up a Notch: Games in Education (1:45 - 2:35 PM CST)

Sylvia Martinez (Los Angeles, California)
This session will explore what’s right and wrong about gaming myths and how educators can discern the difference between the hype and the promise.


Instructional Strategies that Work with Videoconferencing: Increasing Interactivity (8:00 - 8:45 AM CST)

Janine Lim (Berrien Springs, MI)
Videoconferencing can bring the world to your classroom. This session explores a variety of methods for integrating video conferencing into your curriculum. These strategies range from "dabbling" in videoconferencing to fully integrating with solid classroom instruction.

Ways of Working (11:00 - 11:50 AM CST)

Chris Betcher (Sydney, Australia)
This video explores a WIDE range of ideas that teachers could use to make a real-world task richer and more meaningful for their students through technology. It is filled with wonderful examples that you can use in your classroom tomorrow.

Embracing Web 2.0 for the Administrator (1:00 - 1:50 PM CST)

Bill Carozza (Hopkinton, NH)
This video is designed for K-12 administrators looking to dip their toes into Web 2.0. It describes the opportunities and challenges of integrating Web 2.0 into your school's curriculum and provides tips for success.

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