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Many to Many-- How Entire School Communities Can Collaborate

Session One: Saturday 10:00am–11:30am
Room 307
Jim Heynderickx
Affiliation: Director of Technology, American School in London
Conversational Focus/Audience:
All School Levels
Conversation Description:

Clay Shirky has published and presented on several interesting concepts about how the Internet can enable "many to many" communications and support. He has also noted that technology tools become socially interesting when they become technologically boring. The main idea of this conversation is to discover if his ideas are becoming apparent in our schools, and specific ways that we could foster their growth. In this context, we will also review the problems with type of change, and how some long-term beliefs and structures may need to be reviewed.

Conversational Practice:
I'd like this section to have an opening 20-30 minute presentation of the core "many to many" concepts that apply to schools and learning. This presentation should identify two to four core types of change, and offer some examples of tools or processes that facilitate their evolution. The second half of the session should be a conversation, in that all members of the group should share their own examples, concerns and experiences in these areas. The presentation and a summary of the discussion can be published online afterwards.
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Stream via Elluminate: Room 307 — Channel A


Okay, the final draft of the Prezi for this conversation is up at


See you this morning at 10:00 a.m.

Sat 30 Jan 2010 08:14:04 AM EST

Draft six of the Prezi conversation opener is at http://prezi.com/8ypptizb10k7/

Still a work in progress. Will be flying to Philadelphia tomorrow morning.

Thu 28 Jan 2010 07:00:30 AM EST

Okay, I'm logged in and it's time to get to work on this. I plan to post some updates as my prep continues this week for the conversation. I look forward to seeing everyone next weekend.

Jim H

Sat 23 Jan 2010 08:32:59 AM EST