Friday, April 20, 2012

The Social Learning Summit Is Tomorrow - Online and Free

Tomorrow, Saturday, April 21st, is worldwide 2012 Social Learning Summit, a one-day virtual conference being held as a partnership of Classroom 2.0 and the Discovery Educator Network. The Summit is from 9:00am - 3:00pm US Eastern Time. This is a free event, with a focus on inclusion and participation--all are welcome! All sessions will be publicly available to attend through the online Blackboard Collaborate platform, and every session will be recorded and made available immediately following the conference.

The conference theme is the use of social media and Web 2.0 in teaching and learning, and the URL for attending is To be kept informed of the latest conference news and updates, please make sure you are a member (free) at Classroom 2.0 (this will also allow you to correspond with the presenters and other members, and to comment on sessions and discussions).

A list of the session titles is below, and a schedule based on time zones (with full descriptions and session links) is HERE.  See you online!

1:1 in the Cloud - How choosing a cloud-based solution impacts student learning by Jason Markey
10 Reasons You Should be Podcasting by Rachelle Wooten
100+ STEM Websites & Webtools For Teachers by Letia Cooper
2nd Grade Bilingual Students Create Innovative Lessons for Author Bryan Chick by Martha Lackey
Anywhere, Anytime Learning by Chad Lehman
At the sharp end of the pencil - Driving Technology Adoption by Sonja Sharp
Becoming Social(er): Why Does Community Matter? by Lance Rougeux
Blended Undergraduate Biology: A Connectivist Approach by Robert Maxwell
Breaking out of the walled garden by Teresa Mackinnon
Building Real-World Skills - Increasing Collaboration within the Classroom and Beyond by Kim Jurczak
Closing the STE...M Gap: Mathematics Integration through 21st C publishing by Peg Hartwig
Connecting students across and beyond schools by Robert Sbaglia
Cool Educational Uses for QR Codes by Rita A. Mortenson
Creating a 24/7 Professional Development Model by Josh Allen
Creating a Library Website to Support Information Literacy Needs by Luann Edwards
Creating ePortfolios using Weebly by Valerie R. Burton
Creating Student ePortfolios by Melissa Green
Creative Learning Environments Promote Creative Thinking by Gail Casey
Digital Authentic Assessment by Kati Searcy
Digital Media Festivals for Elementary Students by Kass Bates
Directing the Moral Compass: Teaching Digital Citizenship for Social Justice by Lesley Farmerr
Enhancing Teacher Learning Skills Through Free and Open Online Training Sessions by Carla Arena
Get Your Students Connected Globally Through Blogging by Paula L. Naugle
Giving Students a Creative Voice Through Digital Storytelling by Jennifer Judkins
Hosting a Skype Author Visit by Abbe Waldron
Hunting & Gathering: Helping Creative Students Build Their Social Media Presence Wisely by Gigi Johnson
I have an avatar- How can she help me with my teaching? by Sandra Bassendowski
If It's Not Free, It's Not For Me! by Letia Cooper
It's not just "Icing on the Cake" in Student Competitions by Katie Leach
Join the Common Core Conversation by Kristina Holzweiss
Just-in-time support using free online tools by Nicole Naditz
Leveraging the Power of Social Media in the Classroom by Elaine Plybon
Leveraging web videos to truly flip the classroom by Ari Bader-Natal
Making Online Learning Environments "Brain Friendly" by Kristen Swanson
Mini video lessons lead to an effective differentiation model by Thomas McLaughlin
Modeling Lifelong Learning Through Technology by Torrey Trust
Moving Students Up The Technology Ladder by Mamzelle Adolphine
My Big Campus: Teaching 21st Century Skills in a Digital Learning Environment by Michele Eaton
O-MUN: How Wikis, Blogs, Facebook, Virtual Classrooms = The First Online Model UN Program by Lisa Martin
Podcast in Piano Lessons by Maja Dakic-Brkovic
Research Remix by Shannon Parker
Research, Technology & the Common Core - Grades K-4 by Jenny Lussier
Role Playing - A Web 2.0 Twist on an Old Practice by Lisa Ripley
skype-is-the-limit-edmodo-says-no by Chryssanthe Sotiriou
SkypePlay by Mardelle Sauerborn
Social Learning and Creating Social Change by Shelly D Gooden
Social Learning in the 21st Century Begins with Basic Understanding of Digital Citizenship by Sean Thompson
Social Media for Learning: The Twitter Alternative to Online Discussion Forums by Melissa A. Venable
Social Networking for Social Good with TakingITGlobal for Educators by Kate Gatto
Social Networking for Teacher Education by Leigh A. Hall
Social Networking to Promote Language Learning by Revathi Viswanathan
Student Learning 24/7! by Roxanne Clement
Studucate by Alisa Wright
Teaching Beyond Borders: Multilingual Multicultural Multimedia in Teacher Education by Melda Yildiz
Ten Media Tips-n-Tricks You Can Use in Your Classroom Tomorrow - And One to Inspire You by Matt Monjan
Text to Speech on the iPad by Linda Rush
The Birth of Social Flash Learning in the Global Collaborative and The Global Learning Framework by Richard C. Close
The Digital Citizenship Project by Jon Orech
The Equity Game: An Example of Experiental and Mobile Learning by Jackie Gerstein
The First Truly Collaborative, Impromptu, Online Social Keynote in the History of The World by Hall Davidson
The Future Classroom Blending Online and F2f Learning by Verena Roberts
The importance and seriousness of silly by Dean Shareski
The New Newsletter by Brad Wilson
Transforming Lessons with Technology by Elaine Plybon
UDL In the Classroom: Reaching All Students with Technology by Lisa Parisi
Using ePals and Skype To Reach the World by Troy Tenhet
Using VoiceThreads to Teach College Literature Courses by Vicki Phillips
Using YouTube for teaching piano accompaniment by Mr Goran Brkovic
Utilizing Social Media to Teach an Online Course by Ann Gaudino
Web2.0fying Classrooms by Sonia Sison
What's Your Story? Creating and Connecting with Digital Stories in the Early Years by Jason Graham
WoW - We're Reading, Reflecting and Working as a Team! by Jennifer Garcia


  1. I feel pity for myself that i missed such a informative and helpful event that cost me nothing but the time and it worth every moment of it. However i got my hands on the "utilizing Videos for promotion" and "Skype" discussions and also on the wonderful site "Black Board".

  2. Too bad I missed that 1:1 in the Cloud...I've always been loooking for sessions covering that. I hope to find more online elearning videos on that topic.

  3. There's just vast topics available from these Summit! I hope there would also be free online learning videos that are available from these. I can't wait to attend the next installment of these social learning summit. This is really one for the books! Big congratulations to the organizers and staff of this event. Cheers! :)


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