Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Learning Revolution Free PD - OZeLive - We're Nominated for an Eddie - Games for Change

The Learning Revolution
Weekly Update

December 9th, 2014

The test and the use of man's education is that he finds pleasure in the exercise of his mind.
- Jacques Barzun

The Learning Revolution Project holds online and physical learning events, and highlights professional development opportunities from a network of 200 partners in the learning professions. The great majority of these events are free to attend. We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds.

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  • OZeLive 2015. We're excited to share that our friends in Australia are gearing up for the second annual OZeLive Conference, scheduled for February 27th - March 1st. The conference will be free to attend, and the Call for Submissions is scheduled to open on December 12th. Be sure to join the Australian Educators network to be kept informed of conference news and volunteer opportunities as we get closer to the event.
  • We Need Your Vote!. Thanks to long time conference member, Louise Morgan, our Global Education Conference has been nominated for an Eddie! The Edublog Awards are determined by the public, and we would appreciate any votes from the GEC community at large. You need to join List.ly to vote, and we think that you'll also enjoy learning about many amazing resources and blogs that are part of this annual award. You have until December 15th to vote and details on this process are available here.
  • Games for Change Festival - Still Time to Submit!. Our friends at Games for Change shared this presentation opportunity with the members of our networks. The call for submissions closes Decemeber 15th, so be sure to check out the submission guidelines and get yours in soon! Through case studies, panels, presentations, workshops and demos, we look to highlight models for collaboration on game development and distribution, bridging the gap between compelling entertainment and issue-driven games. Our goal is to invite innovative, fresh concepts, approaches or models for advancing the field. Presentations previously made at the Games for Change Festival or similar forums are unlikely for serious consideration. The same goes for self-promotional presentations that are not focused on transparent sharing of lessons learned, failures, and meaningful takeaways for the audience. Accepted speakers will receive complimentary passes to the Games for Change Festival. There is no fee for submissions. More information at http://www.gamesforchange.org/festival/.

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One Week Calendar

All events are listed in US-Eastern Time. To become an event partner and have your events listed here, please email amy@learningrevolution.com.

  • Wednesday, December 10th at 9pm Teachers Teaching Teachers, Weekly conversations hosted by EdTechTalk, a collaborative open webcasting community. For more information, click here.
  • Saturday, December 13th at 12pm CR20 LIVE Weekly Show: ClassFlow with Steven Anderson, Classroom 2.0 LIVE is an opportunity to gather with other member of the community in regular "live" web meetings. Details to join at live.classroom20.com.
  • Monday, December 15th at 4pm edWeb Webinar: Top 5 Digital Tools of 2014, What are the top apps, websites, and games for learning of 2014? Join Common Sense Graphite Certified Educator, Dr. Ruth Okoye, to learn about five of the top tools for 2014 by Graphite. Register here.
  • Monday, December 15th at 8pm TL News Night LIVE!, This is a LIVE show presented in news show format featuring a Wrap up of “This Month in School Libraries” and deeper discussion of topical school library issues with special guest experts. Did we mention it was LIVE? View live here.
  • Tuesday, December 16th at 4pm edWeb Webinar: Character in Education, How do we guide kids to think critically, have moral sensitivity, and make ethical decisions in digital spaces? How do we help them think not only of themselves, but also about the impact of their actions in the digital world on others? Principles of character education intersect strongly with digital citizenship education. So what can we draw from the established field of character education that teachers can use to develop a strong digital moral compass in kids? Join digital citizenship guru Mike Ribble to learn about the intersections between character education and digital citizenship, and take away strategies that you can use with your own students. Register here.

For a full calendar of all upcoming events and conferences, click here.


  • 2015 Student Technology Conference, January 31st, 2015
    Upcoming deadlines: The call for proposals for the 2015 Student Technology Conference is now open! Proposals can be submitted until January 17th, 2015. Please see the conference strands and encourage your students to submit their proposals soon!
  • OZeLive 2015, February 27th - March 1st, 2015
    Upcoming deadlines: the Call for Submissions is scheduled to open on December 12th. Strands for this year's conference include Media, Teaching and Learning, Theory, Technology and Pedagogy, Personal Learning, Global Education, Innovation in Education, Professional Development, Apps for Learning, Public Speaking and Family History. Learn more about how to become a presenter here.

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Highlighted Recordings

Jim Wynn and Gavin Dykes from the 2014 Global Education Conference - on "Education Fast Forward: The first four years and the next 200"


Jennifer Russell from the Global Education Conference - on "Connecting Educators and Youth through Virtual Exchange Projects in the Middle East, North Africa, and U.S."


Rohit K. Pothukuchi from the Global Education Conference - on "Empowering students through social networks: Verdentum & possibilities ahead"


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