Agenda for Oct. 7
8:30 - 11:15
Bring your laptop!


Welcome/Overview

Timeline activity - Horizon Report terms

(snipurl.com/2009k12horizonreport).



Social Media Video




Hands on - Blog Reflection

Please respond to the following reflection questions on the blog.

To access the blog, go here: http://weblog.aea1.k12.ia.us/users/leaderstech/
Use the add comment or plus sign at the bottom of the page to comment. Please include your first name or nickname when posting your response.

What are your initial reactions to what you saw in the presentation?
How are these changes manifesting themselves in your personal lives? professional lives?
What do we think it means to prepare students for the 21st century? What skills do students need to survive and thrive in this new era?
What implications does this have for our current way of doing things?

To access the blog, go here: http://weblog.aea1.k12.ia.us/users/leaderstech/



Project Tomorrow and Share 2008 findings of the SpeakUp Project

Dear Mr. President video




Overview of Online Tools and Survey

Google Tools

Social Networking Tools
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Utility Tools Tools demonstrated may include:

Creativity Tools
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Communication Tools

Online polling and survey tools

Online Learning
  • Moodle - is a free and open source e-learning software platform, also known as a Course Management System and Learning Management System
  • Keystone's Moodle Site

Curricular Resources
  • Curriki - Internet site for open source curriculum that provides access to free curricula and instructional materials, K--12
  • Thinkfinity - discipline-specific, standards-based educational resources

Break: (10:15 - 10:30)


Hands on - Use iGoogle to create a Personal Learning Network (PLN)

Handout - browse iGoogle Handout
Handout - browse other handout

Great blogs and other sites to subscribe to:


Great Blogs for Busy Administrators (CASTLE)
Technology and Learning
Edutopia - what works in public education
Next Generation of Leaders
ASCD Inservice Blog
Education Week - Leader Talk