See You At integratED Conference #iPDX14

» 12 January 2014 » In Ed Tech, Events, Presentations, Students » No Comments

I’m looking forward to presenting at integratED Portland 2014 February 26–28, 2014
Sheraton Hotel Portland Airport Portland, Ore. It’s a premier edtech conference features active hands-on sessions with an impressive team of presenters. I’m honored to be doing two workshops.

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Getting Started with iBooks Author
You’ll leave with workflow secrets for using iBooks Author, confident in your ability to create and share your own iBook. Here's your chance to see how easy it is for students and teachers to create multi-touch iBooks using iBA. We'll demonstrate the key steps in designing an iBook that can be published to iTunes or shared within your school. BYO Mac loaded with iBooks Author and some content you’d like to work with (text files, images jpg or png, Keynote decks, video m4v, audio m4a). You’ll learn efficient workflow strategies for creating and sharing your own multi-touch iBook. You'll leave with a demonstration iBook and the confidence to keep going.

Right From the Start: Infusing Tech and PBL in Teacher Prep
Many are critical with the quality of teacher prep in the US. Here’s my attempt to get it right by infusing his University of Portland social studies methods class with practical tech applications and community-based PBL projects. Students utilized tech tools to support instruction and collaboration - LearningCatalytics, WordPress, Evernote, Learnist.

They served as consultants to the Nikkei Legacy Center - a Japanese American History Museum in a variety of projects - designing curriculum for traveling exhibits, building an online museum, and a iPhone app walking tour of Japantown PDX. (In collaboration with PDX mobile app developer - GammaPoint) Student also collaborated on developing an iBook showcase of their work. Some of the grad and undergrad students will be on hand to discuss their reactions to the course and lead participants in a LearningCatalytics - powered reflection on their own teaching prep experience.

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Students Reflect on Their Learning

» 21 June 2011 » In Reflection, Strategies, Students » No Comments

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Here’s a thoughtful application of my “Taxonomy of Reflection” model to elementary students. Beginning with “brainstorming vocabulary words … that encourage reflection,” it details the steps they followed with their students and includes some inspiring reflective thinking by 2nd – 5th graders. Since I first posted my Taxonomy of Reflection in Jan 2010, I’ve seen it put to use many ways (including a financial reporting specialist). Yesterday Silvia Tolisano posted “Reflect…Reflecting…Reflection..” a thoughtful application of the model to elementary students. Beginning with “brainstorming vocabulary words … that encourage reflection,” she details the steps they followed with their students and includes some inspired reflective thinking by 2nd – 5th graders.

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3 Ways to Use Social Media to Crowdsource and Blog a Conference Backchannel

» 29 March 2011 » In Events, How To, Social Web, Visualizations » 3 Comments

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One of the goals of my blog is to research, curate and effectively share information with my audience. Conferences are a great aggregator of expertise and information that have inspired some of my most popular blog posts. Here’s how to gather the conference backchannel using Wiffiti, Twitter StreamGraphs, Prezi, and Storify. A “how to” with sample visualizations.

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ITSC 11 Conference Prezi Cast (Day 2)

» 21 February 2011 » In Events, Visualizations » No Comments

This post wraps up my work as guest blogger at the Instructional Technology Strategies Conference 2/20-22, 2011 in Portland, Oregon. It was my first ITSC conference, but it won't be my last. A very impressive line up of facilitators and knowledgeable participants. I'll be back next year! Enjoy the Prezi. See more of my ITSC11 […]

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ITSC 11 Conference Prezi Cast

» 20 February 2011 » In Events, Visualizations » No Comments

  I'm pleased to be invited as a guest blogger to the Instructional Technology Strategies Conference 2/20-22 in Portland, Oregon. Here's the first installment.     Big hat tip to Mike Gwaltney who helped gather content. Be sure to stop by his blog  "Democratizing Knowledge" for more ITSC 11 coverage. Stay tuned for more of […]

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2 Twitter Visualizers: Follow the Backchannel at ITSC 2011 Conference

» 18 February 2011 » In Events, Social Web, Visualizations, Web 2.0 » No Comments

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I’m pleased to be invited as a guest blogger to the Instructional Technology Strategies Conference 2/20-22 in Portland, Oregon. To help live and virtual attendees follow the backchannel here’s two Twitter visualizers based on the the conference hashtag #ITSC11.

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My Portland Prezi Preview to the ITSC 11 Conference

» 17 February 2011 » In Events, Visualizations » No Comments

I'm pleased to be invited as a guest blogger to the Instructional Technology Strategies Conference (ITSC) Feb 20-22. Here's my Prezi introduction to my adopted city of Portland, Oregon. Looking forward to meeting all of you. Stay tuned for more of my ITSC11 posts.   Don't forget to conference tweet use hashtag #ITSC11 More of […]

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Blogging from ITSC 2011

» 30 January 2011 » In Events » No Comments

I'm pleased to be invited as a guest blogger to the Instructional Technology Strategies Conference 2/20-22 in Portland, Oregon. More on the conference. ITSC 2011 (twitter/ITSCPDX) is hands-on conference with a clear focus on the practical use of technology in the classroom – workshops are small sessions led by facilitators, not presenters. The facilitator roster includes […]

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Analyzing the History of the Bicycle: A Prezi DBQ

» 29 September 2010 » In History / DBQ's, Reflection, Strategies, Visualizations » 2 Comments

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I’m pleased to have been invited by the educators at the Smithsonian Institution to do a guest blog post using museum resources. I was attracted to the Smithsonian Bicycle collection because the images could be analyzed by students without a great deal of background knowledge. Students can use historic photographs of bicycles to answer critical thinking questions focused on the theme of continuity and change.
Analysis – What patterns do I see in the bicycles – construction, design, features, uses? What elements do they share in common? How do they differ?
Evaluation – In my own judgment, what elements are changing? Which are staying the same? 
Creating – What have I learned about continuity and change in the history of the bicycle? How can I represent what I’ve learned to share with others?

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Classroom Collaboration and Brainstorming with Prezi Meeting

» 10 September 2010 » In Ed Tech, Visualizations, Web 2.0 » 1 Comment

If you're a reader of my blog, you know that I'm a big fan of Prezi, the non-linear presentation tool. Prezi has just announced a new feature – Prezi Meeting which allows multiple users to remotely collaborate on the same Prezi screen. Imagine your students mind-mapping in real time on Prezi's "limitless whiteboard."  Note: Team […]

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