PLaN Party! Vance Stevens and Peggy George review and discuss recorded annual K12 Online Conference presentations

Where: Blackboard Collaborate (Elluminate)


The presentation was joined by Peggy George (who made the mp3 recording for us), Michael Coghlan, Aiden Yeh, and John Hibbs

PLaN Party!!

Vance has been an admirer of the annual K-12 Online Conference since its inception in 2006.  Its website is here:

The way this works is that starting now already, the mavens at K12 Online start releasing pre-recorded presentations for participants to download.  Here is the page where recordings released so far may be seen:; Twitter updates:

You can view or listen to the presentations in various ways.  The site is set up for easy download via iTunes.  However if you have issues with iTunes (mobile firmware out of date, want to get the audio onto non-Apple mp3 or mp4 device) then you can subscribe to the feed in a feed reader and download what you need manually if downloads do not proceed automatically.  Here is the feed link .

18 presentations will be live by the time we meet on Oct 28

 The ones hyperlinked below are online as of this entry Oct 25, 2012 …

1:00 PM Monday, October 15 GMT Preconference Keynote Kevin Honeycutt
Launching Learning
1:00 PM Monday, October 22 GMT Getting Started Keynote Gail Desler & Natalie Bernasconi on digital citizenship
Digital ID Project and
Getting Started

Karyn Keenan on kidblogs, voicethread, and audioboo
A Digital Journey with Primary Students and No Budget!


Visioning New Curriculum Keynote

Karen Fasimpaur
Visioning New Curriculum

and on Teachers Teaching Teachers 

Visioning New Curriculum

Patrick Fogarty considers 1 to 1 computing “a movement whose proponents aim to make our classrooms resemble the workplace of today and tomorrow rather than the factories of the 19th century”
Going One-to-One with PPT slides on Dropbox

1:00 PM Tuesday, October 23 GMT Getting Started

Paula L. Naugle and Jan Wells
Leveraging Social Media to Flatten Your Classroom Walls have their PPT slides in Google Docs

Getting Started

Elaine Plybon – since “Teenagers spend 80% of their time on the internet involved in social networking websites … educators can utilize their understanding of these venues to create engaging lessons … and provide opportunities for discussions about the students’ own digital footprints”
Leveraging the Power of Social Media in the Classroom

Speaker’s presentation not yet posted on her blog:

Visioning New Curriculum

Jon Bergmann
Implementing the Flipped Classroom

Flipped classroom for administrators:

Visioning New Curriculum

Alan Hudson
Virtual Worlds for Immersive, media rich educational shared environments

Very interesting talk introducing 3-D Warehouse and New Synthetic Theatre builds in Second Life

1:00 PM Wednesday, October 24 GMT Getting Started Rodd Lucier takes us on a walk where he brings in voices of colleagues talking about tools they use to connect with one another: Twitter … (I’ll list them if I can find them)
7 Degrees of Connectedness has a graphic: 
 Getting Started Jeremy Friedberg talks about how an elearning platform “helps to stitch together the multiple, and often fragmented, parts of the teaching process” and how “ offers an example of an online teaching platform built for personalized education.”
Beyond Elearning: Online Teaching Platforms and Spongelab:
Visioning New Curriculum April Chamberlain, Shawn Nutting and Ammie Akin
Creating Learning Experiences without the Textbook has links to Livescribe Pens, Smart Airliner, Educreation App, PowerPoint Saves as Video, QR stuff, I-nigma,, Socrative, and Edmodo, etc.
Visioning New Curriculum Ian Sands explores “ways to incorporate technology into the full range of an art project … developing maps and templates, to critiquing online and digital grading … through the exploration of such nontraditional materials as post-it notes, glow sticks and mud.”
How Technology Helped Me Paint With Mud and
1:00 PM Thursday, October 25 GMT Getting Started Valerie Burton
Show off your work online using
Materials are not yet posted to
Visioning New Curriculum Bud Hunt
Make/Hack/Play: Lenses for Learning
“The Center for Make/Hack/Play grew out of a system asking itself questions about the purpose and role of schools as institutions of learning. In this presentation, Bud Hunt unpacks the terms that guide his inquiry about and work within school”
1:00 PM Friday, October 26 GMT Getting Started Shelly Sanchez Terrell
The Magic of Mobile Learning

Shelly presents her comprehensive resource, Mobile Learning: 50+ Resources & Tips

Visioning New Curriculum

Jane Krauss helps us “look at the kinds of learning activity that lead to knowledge construction (predicting, comparing, making judgements and more) and take a tour of Wolfram Alpha. To wrap things up we’ll take a quick peek at ManyEyes and Tableau Public, two tools for creating visualizations or info graphics from data derived from Wolfram Alpha and other sources.”
Make Meaning with Wolfram Alpha;

Visioning New Curriculum David Simpson (not listed Oct 28)
Digital Mash-ups: exercise books in the 21st Century


The conference conveners talked before going live with Paul Allison at Teachers Teaching Teachers.  To prepare for this event, listen to TTT#316 Preview K12 Online Conference w/ Peggy George, Kim Caise, Susan van Gelder, Karen Fasimpaur, Gail Desler, Valerie Burton 9/26, archived here

Pre-Conference Keynote by guitarist songwriter teacher Kevin Honeycutt: Oct 15th

Launching Learning

Presenter: Kevin Honeycutt
Location: Inman, Kansas
Twitter: @kevinhoneycutt

iPod video  – mp3 audio

Presentation Description: In this PreConference Keynote for the 2012 K-12 Online Conference, educator Kevin Honeycutt challenges us to “remix learning” by combining our old models for school with today’s possibilities to make learning more interesting and engaging for students. We shouldn’t amputate kids’ digital limbs when they come to school! If Applebee’s can be lit theatrically to make your food more interesting, why can’t this be true in our schools? We need to hear more reasons why we CAN make learning more interesting, and invite the students to help us co-create our learning environments. How do we let students get excited about their learning and become archeologists of their own learning? Rather than focusing on what we CAN’T do, let’s focus on what we CAN do no matter what our budget is. The “killer app” for the 21st century is “to learn to love to learn.” Kevin challenges us to think new ideas, get rid of laminated lesson plans, and be an advocates for students as together we embrace project-based learning.

Referenced Links:

  1. Kansas Cosmosophere and Space Center  (in Hutchinson, Kansas)
  2. Shapeways
  3. Kevin Honeycutt’s website

Copy/paste/posted from

Week 1 Presentations (Getting Started and Visioning New Curriculum): Oct 22 – 25
Week 2 Presentations (Kicking It Up a Notch and Student Voices): Oct 29 – Nov. 2

This event normally attracts remarkable and innovative presentations that not only explain as regards teaching, but also MODEL the very best in educational multimedia materials design. The first batch of presentations will be revealed the first week and on Sunday Oct 28, just prior to release of the second batch, we will meet and discuss the ones that are already online.

The link is to:


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