Tuesday, January 07, 2014

The Learning Revolution - New Events + Partners - Great Learning 2.0 Videos - Social Network Conversations

The Learning Revolution
Weekly Update

January 7th

A well-educated mind will always have more questions than answers.
- Helen Keller

Welcome to the Learning Revolution. The technologies of the Internet and the Web are reshaping where, when, and from whom we learn. The Learning Revolution Project highlights virtual and physical events from Web 2.0 Labs and its partners. These events bring together educators, learners, leaders, and others to rethink and reinvent education. To receive the weekly Learning Revolution newsletter, please join the Learning Revolution network.


  • Learning Revolution Partner Events. We've added events from our new partners this week: TL Chat, TICAL, ISTE, EdTechTalk, and Personalize Learning. To partner with the Learning Revolution, please contact Amy at admin@web20labs.com.
  • Learning 2.0 on YouTube. The recordings from last year's incredible Learning 2.0 Conference are now up on YouTube. Don't miss keynotes from Marc Prensky, Michelle Pacansky-Brock, Lucy Gray, Lee Rainie, Esther Wojcicki, Julie Evans, Gina Bianchini, Yong Zhao, Gwyneth Jones, David Loertscher, Michelle Luhtala, Shannon Miller, Joyce Valenza, Gordon Dryden, Angela Maiers, Audrey Watters, Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach, Sugata Mitra, and Heidi Hayes Jacobs. Find them here.


  • The free School Leadership Summit online conference, March 27th, 2014
    Upcoming deadlines: Presentation proposals are being accepted between now and March 15th, 2014. Proposals are be accepted on a rolling basis, so consider submitting now! Please see the instructions for submitting a proposal here.

One Week Calendar

  • Wednesday, January 8th at 7pm EST ISTE - Cool Google Tools for the BYOD Classroom by Tammy Worcester, Instructional Technology Specialist, ESSDACK, N.H., Google offers a variety of applications that allow students to create and collaborate. In this fun, interactive webinar, you’ll find out how to use Google tools to orchestrate some quick, easy and cool collaborative activities for your students that require creativity and higher-level thinking. Bring your laptop, cell phone or tablet so you can take part in the interactive demos! Member Price: $29 / Nonmember Price: $49
  • Wednesday, January 8th at 9pm EST EdTechTalk - Teachers Teaching Teachers, Teachers Teaching Teachers Studio and Chat hosted weekly by EdTechTalk, a collaborative open webcasting community.
  • Saturday, January 11th at 12pm EST CR20 LIVE Weekly Show - Inspiring Middle School Literacy, Join us for an exciting show with Carolyn Jacobs. Carolyn is the Senior Manager for Training and Professional Development at WGBH - PBS station. She will be sharing a special grant collection on PBS LearningMedia called Inspiring Middle School Literacy. Enhance the literacy skills of middle school students with Inspiring Middle School Literacy, a collection of online lessons for blended learning, now on PBS LearningMedia.

For a full list of all upcoming events, click HERE.

Featured Conference Recordings

Bill Brennan, Tim Lauer & David Loertscher from the Connected Cafe - on "Connected Leadership"

Brennan Lauer Loertscher

Angela Maiers from the Learning 2.0 Conference - on "Learning 2.0"

Angela Maiers

Cindy Gaddis from the Homeschool Conference - on "Learning Disabled or Learns Differently?"

Cindy Gaddis


Classroom 2.0
Education Revolution on Google+
  • TeacherTube as an alternative to YouTube or Vimeo in schools. Google+ member, Swaroop Raju, uses TeacherTube to share video lessons with his students in a school that blocks YouTube and Vimeo access. What a great work-around! Do any of you have other web-based video platforms you like to use in class? Share them here.
  • New Year's resolutions for educators. Indian educator, Narender Gilhotra, shares this article by Elena Aguilar. "We'd start by slowing down, by creating time for conversations, for listening. We'd learn some skills, skills we never teach in school, but essential ones for all." What education resolutions do you have for the new year?

The Future of Education
  • Another F-O-U-R letter word?. James Fabiano thinks censorship should be a four- letter word. "The newest censorship has to do with education...This is censorship with a bite; but most censorship is.". Check out what James has to say here. What do you think?

Global Education Conference
  • International Quad Blogging. New Jersey educator, Marjorie Madden, is looking for middle school teachers interested in a collaborative social action project using blogs. What a neat way to introduce students to new friends and new communities! Get in touch with Marjorie here if you're interested.
  • Professional development opportunity in Belize. Mary Risner from the Global Education community shared this tropical Teacher Summer Institute with us. Collaborate with teachers from around the world in the rainforest this summer!

School Leadership Summit


Are you getting excited for the School Leadership Summit in March? We certainly are! Here's some of the feedback we got from those of you who attended the 2013 Summit.

I cannot believe how much new information I was able to receive in the 3 hours I was able to attend from my office! Just in time training and wonderful resources that I plan to infuse into our summer technology workshop schedule.
-Elizabeth Kohut

Really enjoying it. Great learning. Great selection. Wonderful new connections.
-Jason Flom

It's been an intense, but gratifying and exciting day of learning and building knowledge capital! I have been in sessions since the beginning of the conference. This is too great and free none the less! PLEASE KEEP DOING THIS!
-Helen Marie Stevens

This was a very user-friendly, comfortable, accessible, and cost-effective way for adult learners to learn virtually. Let's do this again.

Espero que se repita muy pronto ha sido un placer asistir a esta Cumbre.
I hope this happens again very soon, it has been a pleasure to attend this Summit.

For a full list of the 2013 School Leadership Summit kudos, click HERE.

Final Notes

We hope you're having a great start to the new year. We're excited because we have so many fun events to announce for this year, so thanks for being a part of the Learning Revolution.

See you online!

Steve Hargadon
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