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Slides for my #LKSW2015 presentations on New Media Literacies and DIY PD at @ShrewsburyBKK today.

Many thanks to @KimBeeman for including me in the lineup of speakers at the Librarians Knowledge Sharing Workshop 2015 event she organized for February 6-7, 2015 at Shrewsbury International School in Bangkok, Thailand where she is Head of Library. Here’s a link to the awesome schedule for LKSW 2015 Kim put together.

Kim and I worked together at Convent of the Sacred Heart in New York City from 2004-2006. I’m now back in the Land of Smiles on a personal leave to collaborate with @BangkokGlutton. Now that I’m 10,000 miles closer to Kim, she and I met and talked about the planning of LKSW. She had a great collection of speakers and topics lined up and she grouped them really well into 4 two-hour blocks of sessions. As a huge believer in Edcamps and the Edcamp model, I suggested ending the conference with an unconference for Session 5. I can’t wait to see how it plays out! I was honored that Kim asked me to present as well, and I readily offered a few suggestions before we narrowed it down to the two below.

Slides for my New Media Literacies presentation:

Slides for my DIY PD presentation:

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Join me at 2pmEST at #CO14 for “Crafting your Digital Character”

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The 5th annual Connecting Online for Instruction and Learning Conference 2014 takes place this weekend. Dr. Nellie Deutsch (@nelliemuller) is passionate about teaching and learning in blended environments, and she has graciously extended an invitation to me to present again this year. Read more about her professional experiences and accomplishments here: http://www.wiziq.com/nelliedeutsch

My session is called Crafting Your Digital Character. In this presentation, I’m hoping to give examples of classroom projects that reinforce new media literacies, encourage awareness about the “public, permanent, and traceable” nature of an online presence, and offer opportunities to collaborate academically, respectfully, and responsibly online.

Click here to join me at 2:00pm EST.

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Education Think Tank hosted by @DellEdu today

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So, it was a great experience to be at a roundtable with many people I know and respect from the education world. I felt conspicuous as one of the few teachers in the room (and from an independent school no less). I also felt like a rabble-rouser, as I stated early-ish that in my opinion technology is really about engineering and robotics and programming, whereas much of what we were discussing was social media usage and new media literacies. (Just last week, I presented about this at PNAIS, citing Henry Jenkins‘s new media literacy skills)

However, everyone in the room understood that students need access to a plethora of devices and online resources, teachers need to be enabled to promote sound technology integration, and school leaders need to offer opportunities for collaboration and effective professional development while marketing their best practices/successes for a wider audience. Below are the topics touched upon today:

  •  How can technology serve to transform teaching and learning? When we say “educational transformation”, what does that mean and how do we get there?
  •  How do we increase access to technology and make it a priority in Districts to maximize learning?  Are 1:1 environments attainable?  If so how? Where does equity fit in?
  • What does personalized learning look like and how can it be established? How do we move Districts, educators, and other stakeholders to embrace this concept both in and out of school?
  • What is, or should be, the role of social media in education/the classroom and how can it be utilized for professional development?
  • How do we engage school leaders in a conversation about the important role of technology and social media in education?  How do administrators support innovation in the age of accountability?

At the risk of leaving anyone out, present around the table today were: @NMHS_Principal (moderator), @tomwhitby, @InnovativeEdu, @adambellow, @Edu_Traveler (a parent at @The_School), @kenroyal, @drbpchinni, @erikendress, @timeoutdad, @agarry22, @kishizuka, @kjarrett, @MichLampinen, @teach2connect, @snowwhiteatdell, @paulallison, @susanmcp1 , @PMicheleGlaze, and @SpecialKRB (me).

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