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Monday, December 10

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    Talked about how another project compared 2000 election data and 2004 data…students assume the role of a political consultant and draw conclusions
    Students generally use the java application
    Thevirginiaexperiment.comhttp://www.virginiaexperiment.com/ website
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Sunday, December 9

  1. page Virginia Open Education Foundation edited Virginia Open Education Foundation Mark Burnett Many laws that inhibit the introduction of open …
    Virginia Open Education Foundation
    Mark Burnett
    Many laws that inhibit the introduction of open source textbooks
    Looking where a locality could produce locally
    Provides flexibility
    Can then customize textbooks around your instruction
    http://jcotsopeneducation.blogspot.com
    May get a change iin the definition of what is a textbook
    Workbooks and CDs would be more than supplements
    What can do?
    Promote the creation open resources - 21st century concept
    Awareness of the Creative Commons license
    Support efforts to expand the definistions of textbooks
    Promote the state of shareable resources
    http://voef.org
    "eletronic" books from publishers are nothing more than a pdf of the textbook…interactivity is lost
    SOL questions are owned by Pearson not by the state..
    Can only get them on paper

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    Virginia Open Education Foundation
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    Bad Blog
    Suffolk Schools
    Staff blogs
    Three areas of concern
    Risk - afraid of what people say
    Easty to use and cheap to manage
    Productivity _people wasting time
    Safety and controls
    We don't see the instructional value
    Need to develop a clear instructional focus
    Foundational policies and behavior
    Safe practices for students
    Bobbie eisenstocks's rules of the road
    AUP in place - special permission
    Have a bullet in the AUP regarding when you blog you speak for the district
    Infrastructure and system config
    Wordpress
    Run on a linux server and Apache and SQL and PHP
    Simple to install
    No unauthorized blogs
    Tie blog to staff accounts with active directory
    Plugin that points to active directory
    Active staff members have blogs
    No web warehouses
    Set allowed file-types and 50 MB quotas
    Currently, biggest blogs have some videos, etc. - 16 mb
    Quota is only for files other than the text part of the blog
    Blog owner's manual - setup
    Emphasizes a professional presence
    Reviewed themes for appropriateness
    Some themes required linking back to the creator's site…took some of those off
    Need to screen the themes
    Enable commnet moderation
    Anon or not?
    All comments require approval
    Early Apdopters established techniques
    ITRTs develop welcome workshops
    Posting Do's and don’t's
    Clearly identify yourself
    No numbers
    Student information
    No promotional endorsements
    Professional rapport
    Invisibility of sarcasm
    Discomfort of familiarity
    Monitor
    Developed stie-wide RSS feeds
    Is a plug-in that provides the ability for system monitoring of the blog entries
    http://blogs.spsk12.net
    Presentation handouts are on Chris's site
    Chris Blaug

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  4. page Thursday Session Notes edited ... Moodlizing Internet Safety Technology Advances in Distance Education Bad Blog
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    Moodlizing Internet Safety
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  5. page Technology Advances in Distance Education edited Technology Advances in Distance Education Tandberg Check the Connections Program from the brochu…
    Technology Advances in Distance Education
    Tandberg
    Check the Connections Program from the brochure or site
    Media Plus cart….can it be the DL network equipment??
    Where industry is going
    Have a grants program
    Part of a blended technology approach
    From DL classes, to accessing content providers (experts), to collaborative student projects, to content creation in the classroom
    Tandberg site looks like it has a search feature for sites
    Tandberg/CILC
    Collaboration resources
    Connections Program
    20 programs per month are put out there by Tandberg
    Not designed to build a course around, but are available
    Looking to have a satellite arrangement
    Everything is moving to IP
    Convergence of voice, data, and video
    Network stability has improved as well as tools to traverse firewalls
    Doing high definition
    But takes a lot of bandwidth
    Connected with a Pelentolgy Museum in Canada - Drumheller, Alberta
    Various programs available
    Programs are about 45 minutes in length
    $125 Canadian charge, max of 35 students
    www.tyrriellmuseum.com
    Can also find them on the CILC site
    Connected to small school district in Oklahoma
    How School District - 480 students K-12
    Look for content providers that align with their state tests
    Tnadberg T4 Training

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    Bad Blog! House-Training Blogs for the K - 12 Schoolhouse
    Moodlizing Internet Safety
    Technology Advances in Distance Education
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Saturday, December 8

  1. page Building a Geospatial Partnership-Using GIS to Support Historical Thinking edited Building a Geospatial Partnership -Using GIS to Support Historical Thinking Charlottesville Schoo…
    Building a Geospatial Partnership -Using GIS to Support Historical Thinking
    Charlottesville Schools
    "The Virginia Experiment" TAH Grant
    Grant to work with teachers to incorporate GIS in history
    Went through an activity about VA counties
    Can use as a jumping off point to talk about VA history
    Uses ArcGIS for the project
    Used ArcGIS to demo in this session
    Used ArcGis to show how Virginia counties, etc. developed
    When shown over time see that counties started large, sub-divided as population grew (example of how large Augusta county was)
    Created a dataset of how counties were named -- who named after --- shows what was important in VA at the time the counties were created
    Showed the distribution of slaves in 1860
    Students see patterns based upon the thematic maps created
    Teaching American History Grant
    One third of a million dollar grant is being spend creating the dataset
    Not many for historical data
    Is a dataset of Virginia county boundaries from the Chicago library
    Entered much of the data they use iwas created by them and entered manually
    Have 10 teachers are in the program
    Doint historical research and creating data
    Will have about 10 projects ready to use out of the box
    The Virgnia Experiment
    Speaker series
    Summer filed experione
    Teachn fellows
    Use GIS in the american history classroom
    Deals with spatial intelligen e
    Develops it
    Benefits
    Students see the link between history and geography
    Fun visual interactive way to engage students in geography
    Allos students to see how geography affects polictics and economics
    Example --- took Ohio river and then started laying in cities according to timeline
    Need to provide ongoing training for this type of program to be effective
    Students interact with maps
    Maps tailored to SOLs
    Rivers
    Gegraphic regions
    Smart board enhances GIS
    Students "see" the SOLs
    Some of the spatial themes working on
    Slavery and civil war
    Regiosn, waterways, and settlement patterns
    Today reflects yesterday: virginia counties
    Constitutional convention and sectionalism
    Civil war
    Underground railroad
    Civil rights
    Challenges
    Rpviding technical support and having GIS installed in all the schools
    Historical gis data - can't create it fast enough
    Having students use gis as an analysis tool, and instructional/visualization tool
    Standards based curriculum
    Time!!! Teachers have a hard time justifying the time needed when they look at their pacing guides
    Showed a demo of one with westward expansion
    Students can see why cities developed where they did over time
    Students could see that the Ohio River really was the gateway to the west
    Talked about how another project compared 2000 election data and 2004 data…students assume the role of a political consultant and draw conclusions
    Students generally use the java application
    Thevirginiaexperiment.com website

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    Supporting 21st Century Learning Communities
    Teaching in a Web 2.0 World
    Building a Geospatial Partnership-Using GIS to Support Historical Thinking
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