Jeff sits down with Theresa Allen, David Karnoscak, Paula Naugle to discuss how they used Google Hangouts and other collaborative web 2.0 tools to organize the Educators Virtual Professional Development Day.
- Skype Vs Google Hangout
- Free Video Conferencing
- Using Skype in the Classroom
- Setting the rules of a Skype conversation in class.
- Special Guest Mystery Skype
- The Flatt Classroom
- The Future of Video Conferencing
- Educators Virtual PD
- Edcamp’s, TeachMeets and Unconferences
- Educator Virtual Professional Development Website
- Steve’s TED Talk
- The Flat classroom Project
- Theresa’s Blog
- David’s Blog
- Cybraryman’s Internet Resources
Theresa Allen has been the Technology Coordinator and Teacher for theCathedral of St. Raymond School since 1999. She loves to learn new concepts, tools, and projects for herself and her students ages 3-14. She continues to flatten her classroom with many Web 2.0 tools and projects for every grade, including Preschool! This year she hopes to get her staff more connected globally and virtually. Starting with this workshop, she hopes she sparks interest in her adult “students” and they continue virtual learning throughout the year. Theresa is Flat Classroom certified. She also manages the Digiteen Project. She is a board member for iCollaboratory and Kidlink. She helps manage the Edmodo Global Classroom Project and is an active member of the HLW Skypers group where she found all of the presenters for this workshop.
David Karnoscak has been a third grade teacher for 11 years. He began his carrer teaching inner city children in one of the roughest neighborhoods on the Southside of Chicago. He now teaches third grade in Glenview, Illinois at Willowbrook Elementary School. He strives to give each child that walks into his classroom the very best education possible. He incorporates technology into his lessons each and every day in the hopes that kids will latch on to his approach and soar. He utilizes skype and google hangouts into his routines every week so children can interact with people from all over the world. He believes that every child is capable of learning and being successful if given the right tools to succeed. He takes a constructivist approach that his students generate knowledge and meaning from the interaction between their experiences and their ideas.