2010 Global Education Conference Session

The 2010 Global Education Conference will be held November 15 – 19, 2010, online and free.

“The conference is a collaborative and world-wide community effort to significantly increase opportunities for globally-connecting education activities and initiatives.”

There is no formal registration required for the conference, as all the sessions will be open and public.  All sessions will be held in the Elluminate platform, will be broadcast live, and will be available in recorded formats afterwards.

There is an amazing list of sessions available.

These sessions are categorized by Tracks:

  • Teacher Track
  • Student Track
  • Curricular Track
  • Policy and Leadership Track
  • Global Issues Track

I am slated to present…

TITLE: Using Google Apps to Foster Global Collaborations

PRESENTER: Lisa Thumann, CMSCE, Rutgers University (USA)
FORMAT: Presentation
SHORT DESCRIPTION: One of the most effective ways to get students collaborating with each other is to use tools that are easily accessible. If the tools are browser agnostic, have no demand for installations or updates, and are intuitive, the collaboration is more likely to be effective. Together, let’s look at Google Forms, Docs and Sites as a suite of tools to facilitate and foster Global collaborations.
TRACK: Teacher

This is an invaluable opportunity for professional development. Please follow the hashtag #GlobalEd10 to stay informed.

Many thanks go to Steve Hargadon, Lucy Gray and the Advisory Board

Steve Hargadon

Lucy Gray

International Educator Advisory Board


Web 2.0 Smackdown at TechForum

Source: http://members.more.net/

I was fortunate to present with Adam BelowHowie DiBlasi and David Andrade today at Tech Forum NY. We shared a Google Doc at the morning session of the Web 2.0 Smackdown.

After the lunch break,  Adam and I facilitated a session giving the participants time to show what tools they feel are useful in the classroom. The ideas started flooding in before we even met. They were coming in via Twitter, suggestions from the the morning group and folks that came to say hi after we were finished.

Here is the list of tools that was generated in our afternoon gathering:

  1. Evernote
  2. Rapportive
  3. http://www.pageflakes.com/Default.aspx
  4. http://only2clicks.com/
  5. http://www.symbalooedu.com/
  6. http://www.symbalooedu.com/
  7. http://www.3x3links.com/index.html
  8. http://cooltoolsforschools.wikispaces.com/
  9. http://tidyfavorites.com/
  10. http://apture.com/
  11. http://yolink.com
  12. http://www.sweetsearch.com
  13. http://4me.sweetsearch.com/
  14. http://books.google.com/
  15. http://www.shelfari.com/
  16. http://edutecher.com
  17. http://quietube.com/
  18. http://tubechop.com/
  19. http://www.yooouuutuuube.com/
  20. http://www.synchtube.com
  21. http://keepvid.com/
  22. http://zamzar.com/
  23. http://www.vuvox.com/
  24. http://aviary.com
  25. http://docsteach.org/
  26. Gmail Labs
  27. http://www.showdocument.com/ds/main.jsf
  28. http:prezi.com
  29. http://www.zotero.org/
  30. http://classmarker.com/
  31. http://ytinstant.com

Not only did Adam and I have fun sharing all of these tools with the attendees, but it was great to have folks share out what they like and how they use the tools for productivity and to help improve teaching and learning in the classroom.

EasyBib and Google Apps

EasyBib is now available in the Google Apps Marketplace.

So, you ask, what is EasyBib?

  • Instantly cite books, websites, journals, & more
  • Comprehensive coverage of MLA, APA & Chicago style
  • Automatic single sign-on via Google Apps

The benefit of it being available in the Google Apps Marketplace is that there is a single sign-on. This means that if you have Google Apps Education Edition in your district or school, you can add EasyBib to your domain and students can use the functionality of it with their Apps sign on.

Take a look at EasyBib in action.