Julia Osteen's Blog (15)

More Google Stuff:

These links take you to other google resources I found out about during NECC 2007:

Scavenger Hunt -…


Added by Julia Osteen on June 30, 2007 at 4:32pm — No Comments

Session notes: Ending Keynote

Dr. Tim Tyson – Mabry Middle School

Dr. Tim Tyson, principal of Mabry Middle School, has been called "the Pied Piper of Educational Technology" by the School Library Journal

Schools have access to immediate global distribution.

He told students “if you produce exemplary work, it will immediately be put in global distribution”

He challenged the students: What is so important that everyone on earth needs to hear…


Added by Julia Osteen on June 30, 2007 at 4:28pm — No Comments

Session notes: Use Your Noodle—Learn Moodle!

Michelle D. Moore, Remote-Learner.net

What is moodle?

Course Management System

Originally crated by Martin Dougiamas

Based on social constructionist pedagogy

Moodle Modules –









Scorm – packages bring in from third party applications




POW Web – hosting for moodle…


Added by Julia Osteen on June 30, 2007 at 4:27pm — No Comments

Session notes: Del.icio.us Research: Redesign Assignments with Social Bookmarking

Please excuse the skimpy notes. This was a Bring Your Own Laptop session so I was busy "keeping up" with the facilitator and taking notes at the same time. :)

Lucie deLaBruere, St. Albans City School

Redesign research assignments for students, increasing critical thinking and maximizing your own productivity in managing online information using social bookmarking tools such as del.icio.us.

Furl – exports…


Added by Julia Osteen on June 30, 2007 at 4:25pm — 2 Comments

Session notes: Keynote panel discussion on innovation, creativity and the school of the future

What do the arts, brain research, and creativity have to do with the emerging face of education? EVERYTHING! The "creative class" is on the move, and as the world flattens and competition in the global economy increases, the roles of creativity and innovation come into focus.

Moderator: Andrew Zolli

Panel: Elizabeth Streb, Choreographer; Michael McCauley, Creative Director; Mary Cullinane, Technology Architect;…


Added by Julia Osteen on June 30, 2007 at 4:24pm — No Comments

Session notes: The Longest Mile: From Media Resources to Successful Lesson Plans

Lynell Burmark, VisionShift International



When we hear something it goes to short-term memory. Images go to long-term memory.

Research on Images and long-term…


Added by Julia Osteen on June 30, 2007 at 4:23pm — No Comments

Session notes: A Bright Idea: Shedding Light on Web 2.0 Applications

Kathy Schrock, Kathy Schrock's Guide/Nauset Schools

Links referenced:

Kathy Schrock’s recent presentations: http://kathyschrock.net/appearances.htm…


Added by Julia Osteen on June 30, 2007 at 4:21pm — No Comments

Session Notes: Considering 1-to-1: Here's a Toolkit to Get Started

Anita Givens, Texas Education Agency with Kelly Griffin and Karen Kahan

Referenced weblinks:




Added by Julia Osteen on June 30, 2007 at 4:20pm — No Comments

Session notes: Constructivist Teaching with Technology: Learning with Laptops

Karl Fisch, Arapahoe High School with Brian Hatak, Brad Meyer, Anne Smith and Barbara Stahlhut

Three high school classes received laptops to use in their classrooms.

Students did not take the laptops home.

AP Government class showed significant improvement on AP test scores after one year.

Staff development centered on constructivist learning approaches – not the laptops.…


Added by Julia Osteen on June 30, 2007 at 4:17pm — No Comments

Session notes: Global Awareness through Geotagging: Creating and Using Digital Photo Maps

Dr. Becky Sue Parton & Dr. John Dawson

Texas Woman’s University

Geotagging: creating geographical tags on images

Creating digital photo maps




25 integration ideas



Added by Julia Osteen on June 30, 2007 at 4:14pm — No Comments

What did I learn from NECC 2007?

On June 23rd, I made a list of what I wanted to learn from NECC 2007. It's one thing to look forward to an exciting event/opportunity but it's another to actually sit down and decide so what were the actual results. What did I come away with from the NECC 2007 conference? Below is a list of what I wanted to learn with a note of how that happened or not.

  • my "horizons" expanded -…

Added by Julia Osteen on June 29, 2007 at 5:41am — 2 Comments

Time flies when you are having fun!

I can't believe that another day of the conference is over. Just one more day. I had a marvelous day today at the NECC conference. All of the sessions I attended today were interesting, engaging and useful. I attended two of the BYOL sessions and really enjoyed those. The first was…


Added by Julia Osteen on June 26, 2007 at 8:10pm — 1 Comment

NECC 2007

What do I want to learn from this year's ISTE conference?

my "horizons" expanded

my thinking challenged

practical ways of impacting teaching and learning that are new (to me)

renew my spirit

spark an enthusiasm that is contagious

how to take students and teachers into the technologies of Web 2.0

gems that will help with 1 to 1 implementation

how people from all over the world are dealing with barriers that present itself as we infuse…


Added by Julia Osteen on June 23, 2007 at 3:00pm — No Comments


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