K12 Online Conference Starts Today

One of the most transformative conferences for me, over the past two years, is the K12 Online Conference (k12onlineconference.org). It began last Monday, with the posting of the Stephen Heppell’s keynote conversation, “It isn’t the 20th Century Anymore, So Why Should We Teach Like As Though it Was“.  Some of you heard refered to as working with the OWPP on their school design project, during our North Shore Educational Summit.

Today and for each of the next nine school days, four presentations will be posted online for your viewing. The conference conveners have made the presentations available in audio only, and video formats. Each is less than 20 minutes in length, making them very accessible to you to view.

Over the past two conferences, whose presentations are still available, I have been introduced to tools such as wikis, Moodle tricks, and GabCast.

When you have a chance, check out the different presentations. They will be worth the time and energy invested.

Also check out the three remaining live events, the two fireside chats (October 25th @ 9:00 a.m. and October 30th @ 7:00 p.m.) and the When Night Falls (October 31st – November 1st, from 7:00 p.m. – 6:59 p.m.) These events allow you to connect with educators around the world , sharing the thoughts and ideas collected over the next two weeks. You can join in even if you haven’t had a chance to sample the presentations.

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