Saturday, February 26, 2011

Week of February 27, 2011 - Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

Below are this week's public, free, and interactive Webinars through LearnCentral.org, the social learning network for education that I work on for Elluminate.

The time of the events below will show up automatically in your own time zone when you are registered in LearnCentral and when you have chosen your time zone in your profile, or you can check the new event time converter on the event page. Event recordings are posted and available after the events if you aren't able to attend them live. If you are looking for an easy calendar import / RSS feed for these events, you'll now find a link on your calendar page or the calendar page of specific groups!

We hope you will consider hosting your own public webinars using the free LearnCentral public room--instructions are available by joining the "Host Your Own Webinar" group on the main announcement tab (http://www.learncentral.org/group/3432/host-your-own-webinars).

Thanks for your attention, and see you online!

SYMBIOTIC LEARNING WEEKLY MEETING (Math 2.0 Series)
Sun 27 Feb 04:00PM New York / Sun 27 Feb 09:00PM GMT / Mon 28 Feb 08:00AM Sydney
Maria Droujkova. Our first dream is to develop a virtual body/atlas with which you could explore, research with and share the results. A way to do science online and remove the ethical, financial and other constraints and just get back to researching ideas, gathering results and sharing them.
http://www.learncentral.org/event/140235

DISTINGUISHED LECTURE SERIES- ONGOING (Elluminate Live)
Mon 28 Feb 03:00PM New York / Mon 28 Feb 08:00PM GMT / Tue 1 Mar 07:00AM Sydney
Blackboard Collaborate. Free online lectures covering a wide-range of topics related to education and technology, presented by thought leaders and innovators from around the world, delivered LIVE to your desktop. If this is your first time hearing about the series you can catch up by viewing the archived events or be a pioneer and join us for a live upcoming lecture!
http://www.learncentral.org/event/142220

EP: COLLABORATIVE STRATEGIES FOR EFFECTIVE LEARNER OUTCOMES (Australia Series)
Mon 28 Feb 08:00PM New York / Tue 1 Mar 01:00AM GMT / Tue 1 Mar 12:00PM Sydney
Coach Carole. Collaborative strategies for developing resources for effective learning outcomes using e-portfolios
http://www.learncentral.org/event/135468

TECH TALK TUESDAYS: BIG, LITTLE EDUCATION (Australia Series)
Tue 28 Mar 12:00AM New York / Tue 1 Mar 05:00AM GMT / Tue 1 Mar 04:00PM Sydney
Anne Mirtschin. The guest presenter this week is Adrian Camm, who is an innovative, mutli-award winning teacher at both the national and state levels in Australia. Adrian won the coveted Outstanding Secondary Teacher for Victoria last year. In this session, Adrian will talk about some of the great things he has been doing since this award, his current role, Quantum Victoria and the international conferences that he has attended. As part of his new role, Adrian will share some of the new technologies that he is sharing with his new role eg augmented reality and the Little Big Planet 2. No matter what subject or year level, or area of education you are interested in, there will be something for you.
http://www.learncentral.org/event/141443

IPAD AND APPS GO TO MIDDLE SCHOOL (Host Your Own Webinar Series)
Tue 1 Mar 04:00PM New York / Tue 1 Mar 09:00PM GMT / Wed 2 Mar 08:00AM Sydney
Mary Henton. Explore the iPad and some great apps for the middle school classroom. We’ll focus on apps that lend themselves to STEM as well as apps to facilitate integration across disciplines. Take a look at iPad’s possibilities for teaching and learning. If you’re already using iPad, bring your ideas along and share!
http://www.learncentral.org/event/138149

POSTPONED - TED TALKS, EDUCATION, AND THE DEPTH OF CONVERSATIONS (Future of Education Series)
Steve Hargadon. Steve Hargadon, David Bill, and special guests discuss the TED and TEDx ed programs in the context of education reform conversations--what role do these programs play in the larger conversation, who and what point of views are being featured, and are substantive education scholars ignored?
http://www.learncentral.org/node/142537

PSYCHOLOGY OF MATH LEARNING (Math 2.0 Series)
Tue 1 Mar 09:00PM New York / Wed 2 Mar 02:00AM GMT / Wed 2 Mar 01:00PM Sydney
Carol Cross. Join this "Live" discussion of P2PU "Psychology of Math Learning" class.
http://www.learncentral.org/event/13259

ET@LKING: A DIGITAL JOURNEY (Australia Series)
Wed 2 Mar 04:00AM New York / Wed 2 Mar 09:00AM GMT / Wed 2 Mar 08:00PM Sydney
Anne Mirtschin. Penny Bentley will be the guest presenter. Listen to one educators' journey into the successful uptake of technology - from where Penny Bentley started to today! Penny will share with us her digital journeys over the last 12 months from early beginnings to now, where she is establishing her one learning network. Where and how to start with technology, how do you get connected, how to find a learning network etc right through to today, where Penny has commenced a facebook page for her network, is actively involved online and keen to teach online. Follow Penny's e-footsteps with us and continue or commence your own.
http://www.learncentral.org/event/141906

EPA WATERSENSE/WASTEWATER EDUCATION: FIX-A-LEAK WEEK! (Host Your Own Webinar Series)
Wed 2 Mar 03:00PM New York / Wed 2 Mar 08:00PM GMT / Thu 3 Mar 07:00AM Sydney
Wastewater Education. EPA WaterSense and WasteWater Education will present a free hour seminar to introduce home school, elementary and high school teachers to the curriculum materials available from USEPA to promote March 14-20, 2011 "Fix A Leak Week!" In 2009, EPA WaterSense's 2,100 partners collectively saved over 36 BILLION gallons of precious drinking water. Which translates into 4.9 billion Kwh of electricity saved! Which means over 1.75 million metric tons of carbon dioxide didn't go into our atmosphere! This presentation is applicable for anyone who teaches physical sciences, environmental or social studies and would like to inspire their students to action!
http://www.learncentral.org/event/139252

POSTPONED - JIM KLEIN ON SOCIAL NETWORKING IN A SCHOOL COMMUNITY AND STUDENT TECHNOLOGY USE (Future of Education Series)
Steve Hargadon. Steve Hargadon interviews Jim Klein on Social Networking in a School Community and Student Technology Use
http://www.learncentral.org/node/142192

P2PU COURSE - CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT (Math 2.0 Series)
Wed 2 Mar 07:30PM New York / Thu 3 Mar 12:30AM GMT / Thu 3 Mar 11:30AM Sydney
Maria Droujkova.
http://www.learncentral.org/event/131366

ISSUES CONCERNING EVOLUTION TEACHING: PRACTICE (PART VI) (Host Your Own Webinar Series)
Thu 3 Mar 02:30PM New York / Thu 3 Mar 07:30PM GMT / Fri 4 Mar 06:30AM Sydney
Panagiotis Stasinakis. With Greek secondary education teachers, we are going to talk about evolution teaching, teaching practice issues concerning this problematic subject for many science teachers. The webinar will be held in Greek language.
http://www.learncentral.org/event/140766

POSTPONED - PANEL DISCUSSION ON "UNSCHOOLING" (Future of Education Series)
Steve Hargadon. Join Steve Hargadon as he talks with Kate Fridkis, Monika Hardy, Lisa Nielsen, and Clark Aldrich for a panel discussion on "Unschooling".
http://www.learncentral.org/node/142199

CLASSROOM 2.0 LIVE (Classroom 2.0 LIVE)
Sat 5 Mar 12:00PM New York / Sat 5 Mar 05:00PM GMT / Sun 6 Mar 04:00AM Sydney
Kim Caise. Join Kim Caise, Lorna Costantini and Peggy George asthey explore technology tools to use with students in the classroom.
http://www.learncentral.org/node/142186

LEARN TO BE - ONLINE LEADERSHIP EXCHANGE (Host Your Own Webinar Series)
Sat 5 Mar 03:00PM New York / Sat 5 Mar 08:00PM GMT / Sun 6 Mar 07:00AM Sydney
Jingshen Zhao. Learn To Be is a non-profit that provides free online tutoring to children in underserved communities. The Online Leadership Exchange is a meeting open to the public where leaders from the various University Chapters come together to share updates and discuss best practices. More information about Learn To Be is available at http://www.learntobe.org.
http://www.learncentral.org/event/140770

Thursday, February 24, 2011

New Wikispaces Ad-free Program for Higher Education

I really like Wikispaces.  Not only have they been very supportive of many of the projects and events I've been involved with for several years now, but as an education vendor they interact with the education audience in a very authentic way.  You will often see co-founders Adam Frey or James Byers hanging out in the "bloggers' cafe" at a conference rather than on the exhibit floor--and they do so in a helpful, non-self-promoting way.

Their "Free Wikis for Educators" program has given away some 980,000 free classroom wikis for K-12 education over the last five years (I've got to imagine that it will be a great moment for them to hit the 1 million mark).  This program has done a really great job of helping Wikispaces to become well-known at the same time making a difference for in-the-classroom educators, a terrific combination of marketing to and serving an audience at the same time.  Their ability to stay in this magic zone for education gives hope when other companies have started with the promise of free, then faltered and had to move to paid models--most of which haven't accommodated the individual educator well.

So it is really heartening to have heard from Wikispaces that next week they will be announcing that their program is being extended to higher education, at the same time announcing a new "goal:"  to give away 2 million total free wikis for education.  I'll let them pitch the value and savings numbers themselves when they formally announce announce the program.  From where I sit, though, they've done something even more important than to save educators money:  they have made a very real difference in the ability for educators and students to collaborate together, making the world a better place.

More information on their education programs is available here, including how to upgrade existing educational wikis to the free programs:

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Live Interview on Thursday, February 24th - Case Study on the North Carolina School Connectivity Initiative

Join us Thursday, February 24th, for a live and interactive FutureofEducation.com webinar with Michael Horn and Heather Staker from the Innosight Institute as they discuss their case study on the North Carolina School Connectivity Initiative, a public-private approach to bringing Internet access to K-12 public schools.

Date: Thursday, February 24th, 2011
Time: 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern / 1am GMT (next day--international times here)
Duration: 1 hour
Location: In Elluminate. Log in at http://tr.im/futureofed. The Elluminate room will be open up to 30 minutes before the event if you want to come in early. To make sure that your computer is configured for Elluminate, please visit http://www.elluminate.com/support. Recordings of the session will be posted within a day of the event at the event page.
Event and Recording Pagehttp://www.learncentral.org/event/138193

The North Carolina School Connectivity Initiative:  A public-private approach to improving school data networks.  In 2006, Education Week gave North Carolina a “D” on its report card for Internet access. The problem was not a lack of world-class Internet resources. North Carolina had a flagship network, the North Carolina Research and Education Network (NCREN), which provided fiber-optic infrastructure to many of the state’s higher education institutions. But K–12 public schools lagged behind. Fifteen percent of districts relied on wireless or copper connections for their wide area networks (WANs), instead of faster, more reliable, fiber-optic connectivity. Almost all the districts negotiated their own contracts with third-party Internet service providers, which often led to high rates, excessive overage fees, and latency issues. Rural areas particularly struggled because their sparse populations and rocky terrain created a shortage of supply of Internet service providers.  By November 2009, only 6.5 percent of the approximately 2,400 schools in the state did not have fiber connecting them to their district WANs. In addition, all 115 public school districts now were connected to NCREN to access content and administrative applications from the state. Furthermore, 41 percent of districts also were using NCREN to access the public Internet.

Michael B. Horn is the co-founder and Executive Director, Education of Innosight Institute, a not-for-profit think tank devoted to applying the theories of disruptive innovation to problems in the social sector. He is the coauthor of Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns (McGraw-Hill: June 2008) with Harvard Business School Professor and bestselling author Clayton M. Christensen and Curtis W. Johnson, president of the Citistates Group. BusinessWeek named the book one of the 10 Best Innovation & Design Books of 2008, Strategy + Business awarded it the best human capital book of 2008, Newsweek named it as the 14th book on its list of “Fifty Books for Our Times,” and the National Chamber Foundation named it first among its 10 “Books that Drive the Debate 2009.”

Heather Clayton Staker is a Senior Research Fellow and Project Manager for the Education Practice at Innosight Institute. Staker has experience as a strategy consultant for McKinsey & Company, a sales manager for Procter & Gamble, and as the co-founder and CFO of Karaeiga, LLC, now Yoostar Entertainment.  In addition, Staker served as a member of the California State Board of Education and a member of the Irvine Unified School District Board of Education. She was also an HBS Fellow at the Cambridge Incubator and a Koch Fellow at Citizens for a Sound Economy in Washington, D.C.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Live Interview Early Wednesday, February 23rd - Steve Wheeler on "The Future of Web 2.0 Technologies in Learning"

Join me Wednesday, February 22nd, for a live and interactive FutureofEducation.com webinar with Steve Wheeler on "The Future of Web 2.0 Technologies in Learning."

Date: Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011
Time: 12pm Pacific / 3pm Eastern / 8pm GMT (next day--international times here)
Duration: 1 hour
Location: In Elluminate. Log in at http://tr.im/futureofed. The Elluminate room will be open up to 30 minutes before the event if you want to come in early. To make sure that your computer is configured for Elluminate, please visit http://www.elluminate.com/support. Recordings of the session will be posted within a day of the event at the event page.
Event and Recording Pagehttp://www.learncentral.org/event/138191

Steve Wheeler is Associate Professor of learning technology in the Faculty of Education at the University of Plymouth. He chairs the Plymouth e-Learning Conference, convenes the University's e-learning research network and co-ordinates technology mediated learning for the Faculty of Education. He serves on the editorial boards of ten international journals, including ALT-J, Digital Culture and Education, and IRRODL and is co-editor of Interactive Learning Environments. He's also the chair of the UNESCO funded IFIP WG 3.6 (Distance Education) and a Fellow of the European Distance and E-learning Network (EDEN). His research interests include e-learning, distance education, creativity and Web 2.0 social software. He blogs at Learning with 'e's and Tweets  at @timbuckteeth on Twitter.

Live Interview on Tuesday, February 22nd - John Seely Brown on A New Culture of Learning

Join me Tuesday, February 22nd, for a live and interactive FutureofEducation.com webinar with John Seely Brown, co-author of A New Culture of Learning.  The 21st century, he and Douglas Thomas state, is a world in constant change, and the book pursues "an understanding of how the forces of change, and emerging waves of interest associated with these forces, inspire and invite us to imagine a future of learning that is as powerful as it is optimistic."

Date: Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011
Time: 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern / 1am GMT (next day--international times here)
Duration: 1 hour
Location: In Elluminate. Log in at http://tr.im/futureofed. The Elluminate room will be open up to 30 minutes before the event if you want to come in early. To make sure that your computer is configured for Elluminate, please visit http://www.elluminate.com/support. Recordings of the session will be posted within a day of the event at the event page.
Event and Recording Pagehttp://www.learncentral.org/event/136783

John Seely Brown is a visiting scholar and advisor to the Provost at University of Southern California (USC) and the Independent Co-Chairman of the Deloitte Center for the Edge.

Prior to that he was the Chief Scientist of Xerox Corporation and the director of its Palo Alto Research Center (PARC)—a position he held for nearly two decades.  While head of PARC, Brown expanded the role of corporate research to include such topics as organizational learning, knowledge management, complex adaptive systems, and nano/mems technologies.  He was a cofounder of the Institute for Research on Learning (IRL).  His personal research interests include the management of radical innovation, digital youth culture, digital media, and new forms of communication and learning.

John, or as he is often called—JSB— is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Education, a Fellow of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence and of AAAS and a Trustee of the MacArthur Foundation.  He serves on numerous public boards (Amazon, Corning, and Varian Medical Systems) and private boards of directors.

He has published over 100 papers in scientific journals and was awarded the Harvard Business Review's 1991 McKinsey Award for his article, "Research that Reinvents the Corporation" and again in 2002 for his article “Your Next IT Strategy.”

In 2004 he was inducted in the Industry Hall of Fame.

With Paul Duguid he co-authored the acclaimed book The Social Life of Information (HBS Press, 2000) that has been translated into 9 languages with a second addition in April 2002, and with John Hagel he co-authored the book The Only Sustainable Edge which is about new forms of collaborative innovation. He has just completed two new books – A New Culture of Learning with Professor Doug Thomas at USC and The Power of Pull with John Hagel.

JSB received a BA from Brown University in 1962 in mathematics and physics and a PhD from University of Michigan in 1970 in computer and communication sciences.  He has received five honorary degrees including:  May 2000, Brown University awarded him an honorary Doctor of Science Degree; July 2001, the London Business School conferred an Honorary Doctor of Science in Economics; May 2004, Claremont Graduate University granted him an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters; May 2005, University of Michigan awarded him an Honorary Doctor of Science Degree, and May 2009, North Carolina State University awarded him an Honorary Doctor of Science Degree.

A New Culture of Learning: Cultivating the Imagination for a World of Constant ChangeFrom the book's website:  "The 21st century is a world in constant change. In A New Culture of Learning, Douglas Thomas and John Seely Brown pursue an understanding of how the forces of change, and emerging waves of interest associated with these forces, inspire and invite us to imagine a future of learning that is as powerful as it is optimistic.

"Typically, when we think of culture, we think of an existing, stable entity that changes and evolves over long periods of time. In A New Culture of Learning, Thomas and Brown explore a second sense of culture, one that responds to its surroundings organically. It not only adapts, it integrates change into its process as one of its environmental variables.

"By exploring play, innovation, and the cultivation of the imagination as cornerstones of learning, the authors create a vision of learning for the future that is achievable, scalable and one that grows along with the technology that fosters it and the people who engage with it. The result is a new form of culture in which knowledge is seen as fluid and evolving, the personal is both enhanced and refined in relation to the collective, and the ability to manage, negotiate and participate in the world is governed by the play of the imagination.

"Replete with stories, this is a book that looks at the challenges that our education and learning environments face in a fresh way."

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Week of February 20, 2011 - Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

Below are this week's public, free, and interactive Webinars through LearnCentral.org, the social learning network for education that I work on for Elluminate.

The time of the events below will show up automatically in your own time zone when you are registered in LearnCentral and when you have chosen your time zone in your profile, or you can check the new event time converter on the event page. Event recordings are posted and available after the events if you aren't able to attend them live. If you are looking for an easy calendar import / RSS feed for these events, you'll now find a link on your calendar page or the calendar page of specific groups!

We hope you will consider hosting your own public webinars using the free LearnCentral public room--instructions are available by joining the "Host Your Own Webinar" group on the main announcement tab (http://www.learncentral.org/group/3432/host-your-own-webinars).

Thanks for your attention, and see you online!

MATHSEEKER: THE PUBLISHING GROUP MEETING (Math 2.0 Series)
Sun 20 Feb 02:00PM New York / Sun 20 Feb 07:00PM GMT / Mon 21 Feb 06:00AM Sydney
Sue VanHattum, Dani Novak and Maria Droujkova. Discuss community publishing, promoting and discovering of math books.
http://www.learncentral.org/event/140314

SYMBIOTIC LEARNING WEEKLY MEETING (Math 2.0 Series)
Sun 20 Feb 04:00PM New York / Sun 20 Feb 09:00PM GMT / Mon 21 Feb 08:00AM Sydney
Maria Droujkova. Our first dream is to develop a virtual body/atlas with which you could explore, research with and share the results. A way to do science online and remove the ethical, financial and other constraints and just get back to researching ideas, gathering results and sharing them.
http://www.learncentral.org/event/140232

PARENTS AT PARTNERS (Host Your Own Webinar Series)
Mon 21 Feb 09:00PM New York / Tue 22 Feb 02:00AM GMT / Tue 22 Feb 01:00PM Sydney
Lorna Costantini. Join Lorna Costantini with special guest, Larry Ferlazzo.
http://www.learncentral.org/event/137624

SERVICE LEARNING (Host Your Own Webinar Series)
Tue 22 Feb 06:00AM New York / Tue 22 Feb 11:00AM GMT / Tue 22 Feb 10:00PM Sydney
Keith Wilson. These regular sessions are open to anyone who wants to know more about the wonderful world of service-learning or who already has some fascinating best practices to share.
http://www.learncentral.org/event/139449

USING GOOGLE FORMS (Host Your Own Webinar Series)
Tue 22 Feb 11:00AM New York / Tue 22 Feb 04:00PM GMT / Wed 23 Feb 03:00AM Sydney
Sarah Eaton. Learn how to use Google forms and embed them on your website or use them in your own e-learning presentations. This is an open and free event. Everyone is welcome to attend.
http://www.learncentral.org/event/138170

LEADERSHIP AGILITY: THE FOUR SECRETS TO DEVELOPING LEADERS IN AN INCREASINGLY COMPLEX WORLD (Elluminate Live Events)
Tue 22 Feb 01:00PM New York / Tue 22 Feb 06:00PM GMT / Wed 23 Feb 05:00AM Sydney
Ann Herrmann-Nedhi. In this highly engaging and interactive webinar, you will learn the four secrets to developing the creative, integrative, adaptive thinking skills essential to every leader's success.
http://www.learncentral.org/event/138197

JOHN SEELY BROWN ON THE NEW CULTURE OF LEARNING (Future of Education Series)
Tue 22 Feb 08:00PM New York / Wed 23 Feb 01:00AM GMT / Wed 23 Feb 12:00PM Sydney
Steve Hargadon. Join Steve Hargadon as he talks with John Seely Brown about his new book, The New Culture of Learning.
http://www.learncentral.org/event/136783

PSYCHOLOGY OF MATH LEARNING (Math 2.0 Series)
Tue 22 Feb 09:00PM New York / Wed 23 Feb 02:00AM GMT / Wed 23 Feb 01:00PM Sydney
Carol Cross. "Live" discussion of P2PU "Psychology of Math Learning" class.
http://www.learncentral.org/event/132596

DISEÑO DE PORTAFOLIOS ELECTRÓNICOS (Aula 2.0)
Tue 22 Feb 09:00PM New York / Wed 23 Feb 02:00AM GMT / Wed 23 Feb 01:00PM Sydney
Tomas Chaskel. "Taller práctico dirigido a la creación de entornos en los que se gestiona la progresión del aprendizaje y se evidencia los avances a lo largo del desarrollo personal, profesional, social y cultural. Se utilizará Google Sites como herramienta para el diseño del entorno virtual y sus configuraciones básicas".
http://www.learncentral.org/event/138335

ET@LKING: THE GLOBAL STUDENT BLOGGING CHALLENGE (Australia Series)
Wed 23 Feb 04:00AM New York / Wed 23 Feb 09:00AM GMT / Wed 23 Feb 08:00PM Sydney
Anne Mirstchin. Sue Wyatt who has co-organised a number of successful global student blogging challenges in conjunction with edublogs will speak about the upcoming global Student Blogging Challenge. See 2010 Student Challenge.
http://www.learncentral.org/event/140107

SUSTAINABILITY STUDIO GUEST SPEAKER (Host Your Own Webinar Series)
Wed 23 Feb 12:00PM New York / Wed 23 Feb 05:00PM GMT / Thu 24 Feb 04:00AM Sydney
C. Geith.
http://www.learncentral.org/event/133452

IMPROVE YOUR TRAINING SESSIONS THROUGH IMPROV GAMES (Elluminate Live Events)
Wed 23 Feb 01:00PM New York / Wed 23 Feb 06:00PM GMT / Thu 24 Feb 05:00AM Sydney
Tracy Tagliati and Dr. Sivasailam "Thiagi" Thiagarajan. Based on sarcastic slights from corporate types, we have identified three major objections to using improv sessions for training purposes. Using an interactive improv approach, we will explores strategies for reducing and removing these complaints. You learn how to adapt improv games to improve their instructional effectiveness. In this walk-the-talk session, you will explore and plagirize improv strategies for improving human performance.
http://www.learncentral.org/event/138200

ISSUES CONCERNING EVOLUTION TEACHING: PRACTICE (PART V) (Host Your Own Webinar Series)
Wed 23 Feb 02:30PM New York / Wed 23 Feb 07:30PM GMT / Thu 24 Feb 06:30AM Sydney
Panagiotis Stasinakis. With Greek secondary education teachers, we are going to talk about evolution teaching, teaching practice issues concerning this problematic subject for many science teachers. The webinar will be held in Greek language.
http://www.learncentral.org/event/139625

STEVE WHEELER ON THE FUTURE OF WEB 2.0 TECHNOLOGIES IN LEARNING. (Future of Education Series)
Wed 23 Feb 03:00PM New York / Wed 23 Feb 08:00PM GMT / Thu 24 Feb 07:00AM Sydney
Steve Hargadon. Steve Hargadon interviews Steve Wheeler on The Future of Web 2.0 Technologies in Learning.
http://www.learncentral.org/event/138191

ELLUMINATE MODERATOR BOOTCAMP (Host Your Own Webinar Series)
Wed 23 Feb 07:00PM New York / Thu 24 Feb 12:00AM GMT / Thu 24 Feb 11:00AM Sydney
Kim Caise. Join the Flat Classroom(tm) Project teachers for an overview of moderating an Elluminate session for student summits.
http://www.learncentral.org/node/140417

P2PU COURSE - CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT (Math 2.0 Series)
Wed 23 Feb 07:30PM New York / Thu 24 Feb 12:30AM GMT / Thu 24 Feb 11:30AM Sydney
Maria Droujkova.
http://www.learncentral.org/event/131365

MICHAEL HORN AND HEATHER STAKER ON THE NORTH CAROLINA SCHOOL CONNECTIVITY INITIATIVE (Future of Education Series)
Thu 24 Feb 07:00PM New York / Fri 25 Feb 12:00AM GMT / Fri 25 Feb 11:00AM Sydney
Steve Hargadon. Steve Hargadon hosts Michael Horn and Heather Staker on their case study on the North Carolina School Connectivity Initiative.
http://www.learncentral.org/event/138193

A WOMAN'S WALK IN GRACE - CHAPTER 13 (Host Your Own Webinar Series)
Thu 24 Feb 08:30PM New York / Fri 25 Feb 01:30AM GMT / Fri 25 Feb 12:30PM Sydney
Catherine Martin. Join Catherine Martin and others worldwide for the Chapter 14 Discussion For A Woman's Walk In Grace Study. This study is open to all who want to discover the magnificence of God's extravagant grace and experience it for themselves. You will learn that grace is God's love in action and it is "the face that love wears when it meets imperfection, weakness, failure, sin. Grace is what love does and is when it meets the sinful and undeserving."
http://www.learncentral.org/event/100318

LIVEBINDERS (Classroom 2.0 LIVE)
Sat 26 Feb 12:00PM New York / Sat 26 Feb 05:00PM GMT / Sun 27 Feb 04:00AM Sydney
Kim Caise, Lorna Costantini and Peggy George. Tina Schneider and Barbara Tallent will join the session to use livebinders to share strategies for using livebinders to collaborate and share resources.
http://www.learncentral.org/node/140410

LEARN TO BE - ONLINE LEADERSHIP EXCHANGE (Host Your Own Webinar Series)
Sat 26 Feb 03:00PM New York / Sat 26 Feb 08:00PM GMT / Sun 27 Feb 07:00AM Sydney
Jingshen Zhao. Learn To Be is a non-profit that provides free online tutoring to children in underserved communities. The Online Leadership Exchange is a meeting open to the public where leaders from the various University Chapters come together to share updates and discuss best practices. More information about Learn To Be is available at http://www.learntobe.org
http://www.learncentral.org/event/137321

Monday, February 14, 2011

Live Interview on Monday, March 7th - Kevin Kelly on What Technology Wants

Join me Monday, March 7th, for a live and interactive FutureofEducation.com webinar with Kevin Kelly, author of What Technology Wants.

Date: Monday, March 7th, 2011 (rescheduled from February 17th, 2011)
Time: 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern / 1am GMT (next day--international times here)
Duration: 1 hour
Location: In Elluminate. Log in at http://tr.im/futureofed. The Elluminate room will be open up to 30 minutes before the event if you want to come in early. To make sure that your computer is configured for Elluminate, please visit http://www.elluminate.com/support. Recordings of the session will be posted within a day of the event at the event page.
Event and Recording Pagehttp://www.learncentral.org/event/136782

Kevin Kelly helped launch Wired magazine in 1993, and served as its Executive Editor until January 1999. He is now Editor-At-Large for Wired. In 1994 and 1997, during Kelly's tenure, Wired won the National Magazine Award for General Excellence (the industry's equivalent of two Oscars).

From 1984 to 1990 Kelly was publisher and editor of the Whole Earth Review, a journal of unorthodox technical news. The non-profit Whole Earth Review (formerly called Co-Evolution Quarterly) is a small, yet influential, journal that consistently published trend-making topics years before other publications noticed them. Under Kelly's direction and editorship, Whole Earth was the first consumer magazine to report on virtual reality, ecological restoration, the global teenager, Internet culture and artificial life (to name just a few early trends).

In the late 80s, Kelly conceived and oversaw the publication of four versions of the Whole Earth Catalogs. Whole Earth Catalogs are award-winning compendiums evaluating all the best "tools" available for self-education. (Over a million Whole Earth Catalogs have been sold.) The kind of tools reviewed include hardware, power tools, books, and software -- anything that leverages power to individuals. In 1988 Kelly edited, published, and wrote much of Signal, a Whole Earth Catalog of personal communication tools, which evaluated the technologies of faxes, satellite TV, cellular, digital retouching, online systems and the whole emerging world of digital technology.

Kelly was a founding board member of the WELL, a Sausalito-based teleconferencing system. The WELL is a pioneering online service started in 1985 by the Point Foundation (Kelly was director of Point from 1985-1990). The WELL is considered by the growing Internet population to be a model of online culture, and a pioneer in developing online communities. It currently has 10,000 members.

As director of the Point Foundation, Kelly was involved in initiating several techno-culture experiments. He launched Cyberthon in 1990, the first round-the-clock virtual reality jamboree. This brought together for the first time, all existing virtual reality prototypes and allowed 400 invited guests to try them out. It was the first chance the lay public had to try VR. Kelly was also co-founder of the annual Hackers' Conference, a weekend rendezvous which in 1984 brought together three generations of legendary computer programmers for the first time.

Kelly is the author of Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Economic and Social Systems, published by Addison Wesley (1994). This wide-ranging book is about how machines, the economy, and all large human-made inventions are becoming biological. Fortune magazine called it "essential reading for all executives." His second book, New Rules for the New Economy, was published in 1998 by Viking/Penguin in the US and by 4th Estate in the UK. New Rules was a bestseller in the US and has been translated into German, Spanish, Italian, Greek, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Swedish, Portuguese and Estonian. His most recent book is What Technology Wants, published in 2010 by Viking/Penguin.

Kevin Kelly's writing has appeared in many national and international publications such as the New York Times, The Economist, Time, Harpers, Science, GQ, Wall Street Journal and Esquire. His photographs have appeared in LIFE and other national magazines.

Kelly is a member of the Global Business Network, a consulting group based in Emeryville, California that specializes in creating scenarios of the future for global businesses. He was a Fellow at the Center for Business Innovation, run by Ernst & Young. For speeches he is represented by Monitor Talent Group.

Kelly is a member of the board of The Long Now Foundation (www.longnow.org), which is a group of concerned individuals building a clock and library that will last 10,000 years. A working prototype of the unique mechanical-digital clock has been built and demonstrated, and a mountain top in eastern Nevada purchased as a site to build the monumental clock. The purpose of the project is to foster long term responsibility.

Before taking up the consequences of technology, Kelly was a nomadic photojournalist. One summer he rode a bicycle 5,000 miles across America. For most of the 1970s he was a photographer in remote parts of Asia, publishing his photographs in national magazines. He wrote a monthly travel column for New Age Journal. In the early 1980s he published and edited the first magazine devoted to walking, and ran a mail order catalog specializing in budget travel around the world.

Kelly lives in Pacifica, California, a small coastal town just south of San Francisco. He is married and has three wonderful children. He was born in 1952. He has no college or university degrees.

What Technology Wants

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Live Interview Tuesday, February 15th - David Perkins on Making Learning Whole

Join me Tuesday, February 15th, for a live and interactive FutureofEducation.com webinar with David Perkins on his book Making Learning Whole.

Date: Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Time: 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern / 1am GMT (next day--international times here)
Duration: 1 hour
Location: In Elluminate. Log in at http://tr.im/futureofed. The Elluminate room will be open up to 30 minutes before the event if you want to come in early. To make sure that your computer is configured for Elluminate, please visit http://www.elluminate.com/support. Recordings of the session will be posted within a day of the event at the event page.
Event and Recording Pagehttp://www.learncentral.org/event/136781

David Perkins is a founding member of Harvard Project Zero, a basic research project at the Harvard Graduate School of Education investigating human symbolic capacities and their development. For many years, he served as codirector, and is now senior codirector and a member of the steering committee. Perkins conducts research on creativity in the arts and sciences, informal reasoning, problem solving, understanding, individual and organizational learning, and the teaching of thinking skills. He has participated in curriculum projects addressing thinking, understanding, and learning in Colombia, Israel, Venezuela, South Africa, Sweden, Holland, Australia, and the United States. He is actively involved in school change. Perkins is a cofounder of WIDE World, a distance learning initiative for practitioners. He is the author of numerous publications, including The Eureka Effect (about creativity), King Arthurs Round Table (about organizational intelligence and learning), and Making Learning Whole (a general framework for deepening education at all levels).

Making Learning Whole: How Seven Principles of Teaching Can Transform Education

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Week of February 14, 2011 - Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

Below are this week's public, free, and interactive Webinars through LearnCentral.org, the social learning network for education that I work on for Elluminate.

The time of the events below will show up automatically in your own time zone when you are registered in LearnCentral and when you have chosen your time zone in your profile, or you can check the new event time converter on the event page. Event recordings are posted and available after the events if you aren't able to attend them live. If you are looking for an easy calendar import / RSS feed for these events, you'll now find a link on your calendar page or the calendar page of specific groups!

We hope you will consider hosting your own public webinars using the free LearnCentral public room--instructions are available by joining the "Host Your Own Webinar" group on the main announcement tab (http://www.learncentral.org/group/3432/host-your-own-webinars).

Thanks for your attention, and see you online!

SIGMS WEBINAR (TL Cafe)
Mon 14 Feb 08:00PM New York / Tue 15 Feb 01:00AM GMT / Tue 15 Feb 12:00PM Sydney
Gwyneth Jones. Join this session to discuss current trends facing media specialists.
http://www.learncentral.org/event/125561

"MINI-GEEK FEST" MONTHLY ONLINE CONVERSATION-FEBRUARY, 2011 (AzTEA 2.0 Professional Development)
Mon 14 Feb 10:00PM New York / Tue 15 Feb 03:00AM GMT / Tue 15 Feb 02:00PM Sydney
Peggy George and Kim Thomas. Do you get excited and energized by talking with other educators about technology tools and resources? Do you often feel overwhelmed with all of the new tools and feel you don't have time to keep up with everything? If you do, then the Mini-Geek Fest is here for you! No homework, no assignments, no cost—just an hour online, once a month to listen, share and discuss technology tools for your classroom, websites and more. Join co-hosts Kim Thomas and Peggy George in AzTEA Elluminate from the comfort of your own home. You don't have to be from Arizona to participate--everyone is welcome. (Space is limited to the first 50 participants who join the session.)
http://www.learncentral.org/event/138668

SERVICE-LEARNING (Host Your Own Webinar Series)
Tue 15 Feb 04:30AM New York / Tue 15 Feb 09:30AM GMT / Tue 15 Feb 08:30PM Sydney
Keith Wilson. A regular service-learning webinar designed to attract new and experienced practitioners willing to share their best practice and take on other people's projects. This session is the first and will look at the fundamentals of service-learning.
http://www.learncentral.org/event/137679

ISTE SIGVE SPEAKER SESSION--VWBPE PANEL DISCUSSION (Host Your Own Webinar Series)
Tue 15 Feb 07:00PM New York / Wed 16 Feb 12:00AM GMT / Wed 16 Feb 11:00AM Sydney
Scott Merrick. This month's session in Second Life features the Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education Executive Comittee members.
http://www.learncentral.org/event/137693

DAVID PERKINS ON MAKING LEARNING WHOLE (Future of Education Series)
Tue 15 Feb 08:00PM New York / Wed 16 Feb 01:00AM GMT / Wed 16 Feb 12:00PM Sydney
Steve Hargadon. Steve Hargadon will interview David Perkins on his book Making Learning Whole.
http://www.learncentral.org/event/136781/

1 TOOL AT A TIME: FLICKR FUN (Host Your Own Webinar Series)
Tue 15 Feb 08:00PM New York / Wed 16 Feb 01:00AM GMT / Wed 16 Feb 12:00PM Sydney
Andrea Christman. Come learn some fun ways to use Flickr to support teaching and learning. Flickr has some great tools that allow you to select and share content with students. Participants will learn how to create Flickr Galleries, slide shows, and Geo-tag their photos.
http://www.learncentral.org/event/125561

PSYCHOLOGY OF MATH LEARNING (Math 2.0 Series)
Tue 15 Feb 09:00PM New York / Wed 16 Feb 02:00AM GMT / Wed 16 Feb 01:00PM Sydney
Carol Cross. Join this webinar to participate in a "live" discussion of P2PU "Psychology of Math Learning" class.
http://www.learncentral.org/event/132595

DISEÑO DE ENTORNOS PERSONALES DE APRENDIZAJE (PLE), REDES PERSONALES DE APRENDIZAJE (PLN) Y ENTORNOS (Aula 2.0)
Tue 15 Feb 09:00PM New York / Wed 16 Feb 02:00AM GMT / Wed 16 Feb 01:00PM Sydney
Tomas Chaskel. El diseño de los PLE, PLN y PDE responde a la manera de cómo la gente utiliza la tecnología para conectar sus propias de redes de aprendizaje. Los tres entornos permiten a las personas confirmar por sí mismas sus contornos de aprendizaje para establecer y unir comunidades orientadas a la creación, consumo, producción, distribución y remezcla de artefactos útiles para la sociedad. De lo que se trata es de establever nuevos vínculos sociales en los que se comparte información actualizada, nuevos conocimientos, recursos innovadores y herramientas tecnológicas emergentes".
http://www.learncentral.org/event/138332

SUSTAINABILITY STUDIO GUEST SPEAKER (Host Your Own Webinar Series)
Wed 16 Feb 12:00PM New York / Wed 16 Feb 05:00PM GMT / Thu 17 Feb 04:00AM Sydney
C. Geith. Join this webinar to participate in a collaborative discussion.
http://www.learncentral.org/event/133446

MEASURING LEARNING'S IMPACT ON THE BUSINESS (Elluminate Live)
Wed 16 Feb 01:00PM New York / Wed 16 Feb 06:00PM GMT / Thu 17 Feb 05:00AM Sydney
Jeffrey Berk. This session will highlight six approaches that practitioners can use to measure learning's impact on the business. The approaches range from the use of ‘smart sheet' evaluations to glean reasonable indicators of learning's link to business results to a highly statistical causal model that creates an optimization roadmap of the correct inputs that drive results oriented outputs. In between we will explore the use of benchmarking, conditional questions, consultative templates and correlation analysis to reasonably yet credibly show how learning influences a business or behavioral outcome. In addition we will underscore the session with the use of concepts like Six Sigma applied to L&D to optimize performance and minimize defects.
http://www.learncentral.org/event/134852

GET EVERYBODY ELSE TO DO IT: ENTERPRISE PROJECT MANAGEMENT (Host Your Own Webinar Series)
Wed 16 Feb 01:30PM New York / Wed 16 Feb 06:30PM GMT / Thu 17 Feb 05:30AM Sydney
Lou Russell. You've been working hard on your own project management competence, but you are constantly stymied by all the other bozos who aren't working on theirs. Learn ways to grow PM in your organization so you get the help you need to get more done with less chaos.
http://www.learncentral.org/event/130254

ISSUES CONCERNING EVOLUTION TEACHING: PCK (PART IV) (Host Your Own Webinar Series)
Wed 16 Feb 02:30PM New York / Wed 16 Feb 07:30PM GMT / Thu 17 Feb 06:30AM Sydney
Panagiotis Stasinakis. With Greek secondary education teachers, we are going to talk about evolution teaching, didactics issues concerning this problematic subject for many science teachers. The webinar will be held in Greek language.
http://www.learncentral.org/event/137426

RSS/CLASSROOM MONITORING PORTAL (Host Your Own Webinar Series)
Wed 16 Feb 06:30PM New York / Wed 16 Feb 11:30PM GMT / Thu 17 Feb 10:30AM Sydney
Kim Caise. Join Flat Classroom and Digiteen project teachers as we explore using RSS feeds and Netvibes to monitor student activity on FCP projects.
http://www.learncentral.org/node/138805

P2PU COURSE - CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT (Math 2.0 Series)
Wed 16 Feb 07:30PM New York / Thu 17 Feb 12:30AM GMT / Thu 17 Feb 11:30AM Sydney
Maria Droujkova. Join this webinar to learn about the fast-paced, highly interactive online course introduces curriculum development ideas of the last decade, concepts from the near future, and tried-and-true classics through participation in educator communities
http://www.learncentral.org/event/131364

THE KNOWLEDGE SHARING PLACE (Host Your Own Webinar Series)
Thu 17 Feb 07:00PM New York / Fri 18 Feb 12:00AM GMT / Fri 18 Feb 11:00AM Sydney
Dean Mantz. Join Tina and Barbara of LiveBinders along with Dean Mantz as they visit with educators about 21st Century learning issues. This month we visit with Toby Price, Assistant Principal of Richland Upper Elementary School in Richland, MS. Toby will be talking about "21st Century Educational Leadership".
http://www.learncentral.org/event/136777

KEVIN KELLY ON WHAT TECHNOLOGY WANTS (Future of Education Series)
Thu 17 Feb 08:00PM New York / Fri 18 Feb 01:00AM GMT / Fri 18 Feb 12:00PM Sydney
Steve Hargadon. Steve Hargadon will interview Kevin Kelly on his book What Technology Wants.
http://www.learncentral.org/event/136782

A WOMAN'S WALK IN GRACE - CHAPTER 13 (Host Your Own Webinar Series)
Thu 17 Feb 08:30PM New York / Fri 18 Feb 01:30AM GMT / Fri 18 Feb 12:30PM Sydney
Catherine Martin. Join Catherine Martin and others worldwide for the Chapter 13 Discussion For A Woman's Walk In Grace Study. This study is open to all who want to discover the magnificence of God's extravagant grace and experience it for themselves. You will learn that grace is God's love in action and it is "the face that love wears when it meets imperfection, weakness, failure, sin. Grace is what love does and is when it meets the sinful and undeserving."
http://www.learncentral.org/event/100317

REACHING ALL LEARNERS: AT TIPS AND TRICKS THAT WORK (Classroom 2.0 LIVE)
Sat 19 Feb 12:00PM New York / Sat 19 Feb 05:00PM GMT / Sun 20 Feb 04:00AM Sydney
Kim Caise, Lorna Costantini and Peggy George. Karen Janowski will share instructional strategies and resources for use in he classroom that ensure all students are successful.
http://www.learncentral.org/node/138614

LEARN TO BE - ONLINE LEADERSHIP EXCHANGE (Host Your Own Webinar Series)
Sat 19 Feb 03:00PM New York / Sat 19 Feb 08:00PM GMT / Sun 20 Feb 07:00AM Sydney
Jingshen Zhao. Learn To Be is a non-profit that provides free online tutoring to children in underserved communities. The Online Leadership Exchange is a meeting open to the public where leaders from the various University Chapters come together to share updates and discuss best practices. More information about Learn To Be is available at http://www.learntobe.org
http://www.learncentral.org/event/137320

Friday, February 11, 2011

Live Interview Early Today - Wayne Mackintosh on Designing an OER University

Join me today, February 11th, for a live and interactive FutureofEducation.com webinar with Wayne Mackintosh on designing an "Open Educational Resources" (OER) university and creating free learning for all students worldwide.  The simple but powerful idea is that the world’s knowledge is a public good, and that the internet provides unique opportunities for everyone to share, use, and reuse knowledge.

Date: Friday, February 11, 2011
Time: 12noon Pacific / 3pm Eastern / 8pm GMT (next day--international times here)
Duration: 1 hour
Location: In Elluminate. Log in at https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?password=M.D5176DFCA66A74E3F55867FA87018F&sid=2008350. The Elluminate room will be open up to 30 minutes before the event if you want to come in early. To make sure that your computer is configured for Elluminate, please visit http://www.elluminate.com/support. Recordings of the session will be posted within a day of the event at the event page.
Event and Recording Pagehttp://www.learncentral.org/event/137089

Dr. Wayne Mackintosh is a committed advocate and user of free software for education. He was the founding project leader of New Zealand's eLearning XHTML editor (eXe) project (www.exelearning.org) and founder of WikiEducator (www.WikiEducator.org) - an international community of educators collaborating on the development of free/libre teaching materials in support of all national curricula by 2015. Currently, Wayne is the founding director of the International Centre for Open Education at Otago Polytechnic in New Zealand and serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the OER Foundation. Dr Mackintosh is an elected member and inaugural Chair of the WikiEdcuator Community Council. Wayne is a strategy innovator with a passion for making educational futures happen.

Wayne has extensive international experience in educational technology, learning design and the theory and practice of open and distance learning (ODL). Previously, he was Education Specialist, eLearning and ICT policy at the Commonwealth of Learning (COL), an intergovernmental organisation based in Vancouver, Canada. Before joining COL he was Associate Professor and founding director of the Centre for Flexible and Distance Learning (CFDL) at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. At the University of Auckland, he was tasked with eLearning strategy and leading CFDL's professional staff team. Prior to moving to New Zealand he spent eleven years working at the University of South Africa (UNISA), a distance learning institution and one of the world's mega-universities. Wayne has participated in a range of international consultancies and projects including work for COL, the International Monetary Fund, UNESCO and the World Bank. He also serves as a member of the Editorial Board of Open Learning and publishes regularly in the field of flexible and distance learning. Wayne is a member of the Advisory Board of the Wikimedia FoundationCreative Commons New Zealand and the Monterey Institute for Technology and Education

Wayne is married with three children and lives close to Dunedin on the beautiful South Island of New Zealand.

Qualifications Ph.D. University of Bath, United Kingdom. MEd, BEd, BCom and Higher Education Diploma (Postgraduate), University of Pretoria, South Africa.

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Christine Voigt on Single Sign-on for K-12 eBooks

Scott Floyd on Advocacy

Paul Wood: Students Should Be Able to Bring Their Own Technology

Carolyn Foote on Her Educational Passions

Heather Schubert on Student Passion for Reading

Randy Rodgers on Creativity

Rita Oates on Student Voice

Janice Friesen on Opening Classrooms to the World


Janice Friesen at TCEA 2011

David Jakes on the Importance of Leadership


David Jakes at TCEA 2011

Ryan Bretag on the Need to Empower Students


Ryan Bretag at TCEA 2011

Jen Wagner - What I Care About

Saturday, February 05, 2011

Week of February 7th, 2011 - Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

Below are this week's public, free, and interactive Webinars through LearnCentral.org, the social learning network for education that I work on for Elluminate.

The time of the events below will show up automatically in your own time zone when you are registered in LearnCentral and when you have chosen your time zone in your profile, or you can check the new event time converter on the event page. Event recordings are posted and available after the events if you aren't able to attend them live. If you are looking for an easy calendar import / RSS feed for these events, you'll now find a link on your calendar page or the calendar page of specific groups!

We hope you will consider hosting your own public webinars using the free LearnCentral public room--instructions are available by joining the "Host Your Own Webinar" group on the main announcement tab (http://www.learncentral.org/group/3432/host-your-own-webinars).

Thanks for your attention, and see you online!

SCOPE AND SEQUENCE IN ANVILL (Host Your Own Webinar Series)
Mon 7 Feb 07:00PM New York / Tue 8 Feb 12:00AM GMT / Tue 8 Feb 11:00AM Sydney
Jeff Magoto. Join ANVILL Project Coordinator Jeff Magoto for a lively discussion of ANILL's newest tools for setting up and managing language lessons (and courses). This webinar will focus on best practices for adding and recording media, managing materials, and creating interactive tasks. It should be of benefit to both new and experienced ANVILL users.
http://www.learncentral.org/event/135269

PARENTS AS PARTNERS (Host Your Own Webinar Series)
Mon 7 Feb 09:00PM New York / Tue 8 Feb 02:00AM GMT / Tue 8 Feb 01:00PM Sydney
Lorna Costantini. Cale Birk, Principal of South Kamloops HS on working with parents will be sharing how his school and staff work with parents while preparing school improvement plans and communicating school happenings.
http://www.learncentral.org/event/133241

TECH TALK TUESDAYS: BUILDING A DIGITAL CLASSROOM (Australia Series)
Mon 7 Feb 11:00PM New York / Tue 8 Feb 04:00AM GMT / Tue 8 Feb 03:00PM Sydney
Anne Mirtschin. Come along and join in our first Tech Talk Tuesday in 2011. (Please note the later starting time.) This will be a general sharing of conversations and discussions amongst participants about: Goals for 2011: What is a digital classroom? What are the basic hardware essentials of a digital classroom? What are the best web2.0 tools to use? What online/global projects are there to participate in? How do we find connections?, etc
http://www.learncentral.org/event/136773

ISSUES CONCERNING EVOLUTION TEACHING: DIDACTICS (PART III) (Host Your Own Webinar Series)
Tue 8 Feb 02:00PM New York / Tue 8 Feb 07:00PM GMT / Wed 9 Feb 06:00AM Sydney
Panagiotis Stasinakis. With Greek secondary education teachers, we are going to talk about evolution teaching, didactics issues concerning this problematic subject for many science teachers. The webinar will be held in Greek language.
http://www.learncentral.org/event/135824

PSYCHOLOGY OF MATH LEARNING (Math 2.0 Series)
Tue 8 Feb 09:00PM New York / Wed 9 Feb 02:00AM GMT / Wed 9 Feb 01:00PM Sydney
Carol Cross. Join this "live" discusion of P2PU "Psychology of Math Learning" class.
http://www.learncentral.org/event/132594

EDUCAR: UNA OPORTUNIDAD DE AMAR, CRECER Y TRASCENDER (Aula 2.0)
Tue 8 Feb 09:00PM New York / Wed 9 Feb 02:00AM GMT / Wed 9 Feb 01:00PM Sydney
Tomas Chaskel. La educación es una excelente oportunidad de desarrollo humano, convivencia, creatividad y encuentro de sentido. A través del ejercicio de su vocación, el educador entra en contacto con aquellos aspectos internos que le permiten observarse, conocerse y trascenderse, encontrando la fuerza y las condiciones apropiadas para que aflore lo mejor de sí mismo, sintiéndose pleno y realizado a través de su maravillosa tarea. ¿Qué aspectos favorecen y/o sabotean esta maravillosa posibilidad?
http://www.learncentral.org/event/136538/

SUSTAINABILITY STUDIO GUEST SPEAKER (Host Your Own Webinar Series)
Wed 9 Feb 12:00PM New York / Wed 9 Feb 05:00PM GMT / Thu 10 Feb 04:00AM Sydney
C Geith. Sustainability Studio Guest Speaker
ww.learncentral.org/event/133478

SID THE SCIENCE KID EWEEK (Host Your Own Webinar Series)
Wed 9 Feb 03:00PM New York / Wed 9 Feb 08:00PM GMT / Thu 10 Feb 07:00AM Sydney
Maura Thompson. Please join us for a Sid the Science Kid EWEEK webinar. This is the first year Sid will be participating in EWEEK and we've got lots of exciting resources to share to make your EWEEK events "Super Duper Ooper Schmooper" fun for families with young children!
http://www.learncentral.org/event/132281

FLAT CLASSROOM PRESENTS: GOOGLE DOCS BOOTCAMP (Host Your Own Webinar Series)
Wed 9 Feb 03:30PM New York / Wed 9 Feb 08:30PM GMT / Thu 10 Feb 07:30AM Sydney
Julie Lindsay. Julie Lindsay, co-founder of the Flat Classroom(tm) Project, will present an overview of using Google docs to collaborate in global projects.
http://www.learncentral.org/node/136953

MSP2 ONLINE BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION: FINDING MRS. WARNECKE (Middle School Portal 2: Math & Science )
Wed 9 Feb 07:00PM New York / Thu 10 Feb 12:00AM GMT / Thu 10 Feb 11:00AM Sydney
Kimberly Lightle. Join us online to discuss Finding Mrs. Warnecke: The Difference Teachers Make.
http://www.learncentral.org/event/126210

P2PU COURSE - CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT (Math 2.0 Series)
Wed 9 Feb 07:30PM New York / Thu 10 Feb 12:30AM GMT / Thu 10 Feb 11:30AM Sydney
Maria Droujkova. Join this webinar for a discussion about this fast-paced, highly interactive online course introduces curriculum development ideas of the last decade, concepts from the near future, and tried-and-true classics through participation in educator communities.
http://www.learncentral.org/event/131363

FLAT CLASSROOM PRESENTS: USING NINGS (Host Your Own Webinar Series)
Thu 10 Feb 09:00AM New York / Thu 10 Feb 02:00PM GMT / Fri 11 Feb 01:00AM Sydney
Julie Lindsay. Julie Lindsay, co-founder of the Flat Classroom(tm) Project, will present an overview of using Nings in global projects.
http://www.learncentral.org/event/136954

READING COMPREHENSION 2.0 (Host Your Own Webinar Series)
Thu 10 Feb 04:00PM New York / Thu 10 Feb 09:00PM GMT / Fri 11 Feb 08:00AM Sydney
Kimberly Lightle. Science and literacy instruction in the elementary grades is the focus of a new series of web seminars for the 2010-2011 school year. The series is sponsored by Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears, an NSF-funded project that provides professional development and instructional resources to elementary teachers.
http://www.learncentral.org/event/89909

USING ELLUMINATE BOOT CAMP (Host Your Own Webinar Series)
Thu 10 Feb 07:00PM New York / Fri 11 Feb 12:00AM GMT / Fri 11 Feb 11:00AM Sydney
Kim Caise. Join Kim Caise, Flat Classroom(tm) Project Administrator, will provide an overview of Elluminate, moderator training and student summit preparation in this one hour session. Come with questions to ask. Very informal.
http://www.learncentral.org/node/136951

A WOMAN'S WALK IN GRACE - CHAPTER 12 (Host Your Own Webinar Series)
Thu 10 Feb 08:30PM New York / Fri 11 Feb 01:30AM GMT / Fri 11 Feb 12:30PM Sydney
Catherine Martin. Join Catherine Martin and others worldwide for the Chapter 12 Discussion For A Woman's Walk In Grace Study. This study is open to all who want to discover the magnificence of God's extravagant grace and experience it for themselves. You will learn that grace is God's love in action and it is "the face that love wears when it meets imperfection, weakness, failure, sin. Grace is what love does and is when it meets the sinful and undeserving."
http://www.learncentral.org/event/100316

COMMUNITY CONNECT (Australia Series)
Thu 10 Feb 11:00PM New York / Fri 11 Feb 04:00AM GMT / Fri 11 Feb 03:00PM Sydney
Junita Lyon. This workshop by Community Connect will highlight Photo story 3 and how it can be used in the classroom. We will also discuss other forms of Digital Story Telling.
http://www.learncentral.org/event/136776

WAYNE MACKINTOSH ON AN OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES UNIVERSITY (Future of Education Series)
Fri 11 Feb 02:00PM New York / Fri 11 Feb 07:00PM GMT / Sat 12 Feb 06:00AM Sydney
Steve Hargadon. Steve Hargadon interviews Wayne Mackintosh about WikiEducator and the formation of an OER University.
http://www.learncentral.org/event/137089/Wayne+Mackintosh+on+an+Open+Educational+Resources+University

CLASSROOM 2.0 LIVE (Classroom 2.0 LIVE)
Sat 12 Feb 12:00PM New York / Sat 12 Feb 05:00PM GMT / Sun 13 Feb 04:00AM Sydney
Kim Caise, Lorna Costantini and Peggy George. Bill Ferriter will present "Teaching the iGeneration".
http://www.learncentral.org/node/136778

HIGH TECH HIGH -- COLLEGIAL CONVERSATIONS (Host Your Own Webinar Series)
Sat 12 Feb 03:00PM New York / Sat 12 Feb 08:00PM GMT / Sun 13 Feb 07:00AM Sydney
Ben Daley. Educators gather virtually to discuss student work and educator dilemmas.
http://www.learncentral.org/event/125298