When I attend a conference, I generally plan and schedule the sessions I want to attend. These are often with speakers I know from previous conferences or about a topic I am really interested in.
But this online conference was different. Being retired and used to using the Blackboard Collaborate rooms, I offered to help as a moderator. I arrived in the main conference lounge around 10am and left around midnight each day. Some hours we were flat out, checking a couple of rooms each, but we did have chances for breaks.
Here are some of the sessions I moderated in, had time to attend as a participant or heard were fantastic. Those teachers in bold I have met face to face and would recommend their sessions first as they collaborate globally all the time. Here is the link to all recordings from the conference.
Just click on the link and it will take you to the recording. Make sure your Java is up to date if you decide to use the BbC version rather than the .mp versions.
Theresa Allen: Digitween/Digiteen global digital citizenship project – students were presenters in this session
Marshal Conley: Personalized learning – a guide for engaging students through technology
Maria del Carmen Colussa – Keeping your batteries charged – learning together by connecting globally
Nick Cusumano: World Theatre Video Project – connecting globally through performance
Alice Forsythe: Global Education Coalition – mainly for New York City but mentioned other resources
Peter Gilmartin: Strategy for globalizing secondary school – global citizenship/competency certificates
Michael Graffin: The Global Classroom Project: Stories and project launch 2014/2015
Dondi Gyongyi- how a classroom in Hungary opens its students eyes to the large world around it
Leena Hannula – Wonderful third life – senior citizens in art museum in Finland
Henry Harboe – Video pen pals with developing world classrooms
Jeff Harlan – Dream Flag Project – empowering and developing global awareness in K-12 students
Leslie Pralle Keehn – Global Citizenship License
Effie Kyrikakis – Building Essential 21st Century Skills Through Global Collaboration Projects
Julie Lindsay – Flat students – Flat learning – Global Understanding
Ann Michaelsen – How to create a student centred global classroom through skype, twitter and blogs
Yoshiro Miyata – World Museum Project – collaboration project using Scratch
Kate O’Hara – went through three web tools for enacting critical pedagogy online
Toni Olivieri Barton – Students presenting about Week in the Life – environmental issues
Group of teachers – our global friendships
Daniel Sadowsky – Free UNICEF teaching resources for Ebola, Climate Change and more!
Student technology team – A student led virtual technology conference – a new model for collaboration
Joyce Valenza – Going global – a Library call to action
Ruth Valle – Mystery Skyping – why we love it