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?


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 (watch some sessions from the past, )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 some of the past sessions from the K12 Online Conference. The fourth edition of this conference is coming up in December of this year. All the previous sessions have been archived and can be accessed through the K12 Conference wiki Scroll down a bit and you will see links to all the previous years.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 ……

Outro (after each guest)
Thanks to…… for once again sharing his / her expertise. Thanks to all who participated in the chat. And a special thanks to Jose Rodriguez who not only is streaming today but is also the convenor for the Kicking it up a Notch stream of the 2009 conference. (whoever does the streaming) who has been streaming this event . The archive will be available at both EdTechTalk and will be linked from the K12Online ning. Thank you to the K12Online Conference Conveners, Jose Rodriguez and Maria Knee and to Jeff Lebow, Dave Cormier and all the EdTechTalk community for hosting this event.

Our next guest will be…… (2nd segment)

Each presentation from the K12 Online Conference from 2006 until now has been archived. Take the time to watch them. Think about organizing a LAN party to view some sessions along with your colleagues. And let us know if you do that.

The K12 Online Echo will start on Tuesday, January 26

Don’t forget to take part in the 2009 K12 Online Conference
This year’s conference begins with a pre-conference keynote the week of November 30, 2009 given by Kim Cofino. Kim will join participants in a Fireside Chat on Thursday, December 3 at 8:00pm EST. The following two weeks, December 7-11 and December 14-17, forty presentations will be posted online to the conference blog for participants to download and view. Live Events in the form of “Fireside Chats” and ongoing "Echo" events on selected Tuesdays* at 8:00pm EST throughout the Spring to continue the conversations with presenters. All of these events will be held on More information will be available soon on the conference site:

We hope all of you will tweet, blog and spread the word any way you can to tell people about this exciting conference and be sure to mark November 30th on your calendar to tune into the pre-conference keynote. You are also invited to join us in Elluminate on Classroom 2.0 LIVE on Saturday, November 28, 12:00noon EST, for a kickoff presentation/overview of the K12 Online Conference with the Co-Conveners and Susan van Gelder, Echoes Host.

Thank you to folks in the chat and anyone who joined us tonight.

*Echo Dates: 8:00pm EST Hosted by Susan van Gelder on
January 12, 26
Feb 9, 16
March 9, 23
April (this one is a switch) 20, 27 and
May 11 and 18 -