Week 2 Fireside Chat

Elluminate links:

Short URL: http://moourl.com/k12online10
Full URL: https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid=2008350&password=M.BCB4DFE87DA4243B4040ACD3044AF9

Twitter hashtag: #k12online10

Darren K. and Allanah K confirmed for October 30 at 2pm CST/3pm EDT/6pm GMT (approximately 1.5 hours)


Roles and Responsibilities
Elluminate overview
Kim Caise
Introduction of keynote speaker

Prepare excerpt of keynote presentation
Susan van Gelder
Q & A - prepared questions and questions from chat during the live session

Close session


Welcome to the K12 Online Fireside Chat – This is your opportunity to watch the two keynote sessions from Week 2 and to meet the presenters. Please share your reactions and reflections and ask questions of the presenters in the chat room. We hope you will have fun while we air the presentations and share ideas.

Today we are presenting the keynote presenters of the K12 Online Conference. This is the fifth edition of this conference. All the previous sessions have been archived and can be accessed through the K12 Conference wiki http://k12onlineconference.org/ Scroll down a bit and you will see links to all the previous years. We encourage you to visit or revisit these sessions.

Welcome to everyone. The K12 Week 2 strand co-conveners are Amanda Marrinan, for the 'Week in the Classroom' strand and Maria Knee, for the 'Kicking it Up a Notch' strand. Our keynote presenters are Darren Kuropatwa for the Kicking it Up a Notch. We will view Allanah King's keynote video after the discussion with Darren concludes.

About Darren Kuropatwa

Department Head Mathematics, Daniel McIntyre Collegiate Institute, Winnipeg, MB (bio from November Learning)
Darren Kuropatwa’s unique skill set — an in-depth knowledge of pedagogy, leading edge technology skills and boundless creativity — make him a strong change agent in 21st century education. His relaxed confident manner puts participants at ease as he leads them through relevant discussions of how the appropriate application of technology in the day-to-day classroom setting can enhance student learning. Attendees leave eager to apply these ideas in their own classrooms. His leadership and vision in the field of educational technology are known world-wide through his work as one of the founding conveners of the “K12 Online Conference” and his professional blog “A Difference.”

About Allanah King


Allanah King is a New Zealand primary school teacher, teaching at a small rural school. For 2008 she took a year’s leave to work as an ICT Facilitator helping teachers at 14 schools based in Motueka. Since 2009 she is back teaching Year Four and Five students at Appleby School, near Nelson, New Zealand.
She integrates Web2.0 tools into her literacy programme through blogging and podcasting. You can find more about her Web2.0 journey by following a link to http://allanah.wikispaces.com/Possibilities.
Her class blog is www.moturoa.blogspot.com and their podcasts can be found in iTunes and at www.allanah.podomatic.com.

Outro (after each guest)
Thanks to (Darren or Allanah) for once again sharing his / her expertise. Thanks to all who participated in the chat. And a special thanks to Marie Knee and Amanda Marrinan who is also the co-convenor for the Kicking it up a Notch and Week in the Classroom strands of the 2010 conference. The archive will be available at on the K12Online ning. Thank you to the Amanda Marrinan and Maria Knee, 2010 Live Events Committee and to Elluminate and Steve Hargadon for providing the forum for us to meet for the fireside chat.

All of us:

Foster conversation in the chat throughout the session
Promote the session via blogs, Twitter, Plurk, Facebook and other social networks
Publicity committee will do most of the promoting of the event

Questions for Presenters

What motivated you to create the presentation for the conference and has anything changed since you made that presentation that you could share with us?

What do you see as the "hot topics" or pressing issues related to the use of technology in schools emerging among the educators you work with at this time?

What are some examples you are seeing related to technology use in in your school/community that excite you?

Is there a tool around now that would have changed how you did what you did - that could have made your students more productive.
What is your favorite web 2.0 tool right now and why?

What advice/tips would you share with people who want to know how to get the most out of the K12online conference?

What, if anything has changed in your practice since you created your presentation?

What was the aftermath of you presentation - did anyone contact you for more information? do you know of anyone who was influenced by your presentation? Has anyone shared their followup to your session?