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2.Go

Who:
Paul Bogush
When:
Session One
Where:
Room 308

Skype? Wikis? Delicious? RSS? Twitter? Podcasts? Google Docs? 2.Go will cover all the basic 2.0 tools that will be talked about in Educon sessions, and "introduce" you to many of the attendees to help you network. 2.Go is for beginners who are just starting to integrate technology into their lives.

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Multi-Touch Technologies in Education

Who:
Jeff Han
When:
Session Four
Where:
Room Drama Studio

Jeff Han researches advanced multi-touch solutions that enable novice and expert users to manipulate complex datasets through powerful and visually rich interface techniques. Jeff believes multi-touch has a place in our classrooms; he?d like your input as innovative, early-adopter educators on what applications you see for this technology to inform his thinking and advocacy for use in education. Note: Prior to this session we encourage you to come try the multi-touch wall so you have first-hand experience with the technology.

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Teaching Teachers: How students can help teachers adapt to working in a new learning environment.

Who:
Jeff Kessler, Tyrone Kidd, Juan Gabriel Sanchez, Erin Garvey
When:
Session Five
Where:
Room 303

The sequel to "Forging Student Teacher Relationships in an Era of Shared Learning," Tyrone Kidd and Jeff Kessler are back to expand upon the topic. In this session, Jeff and Tyrone will work with new SLA faculty to describe how students have helped them adapt to the SLA community.

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UDL and the 21st Century Classroom

Who:
Lisa Parisi, Karen Janowski, Paul Bogush, Christine Southard
When:
Session Six
Where:
Room 207

Come join us for a great discussion about UDL and its uses in a classroom. Learn how teachers are using this approach to level the playing field, helping all students be successful. Find out how technology makes this much easier and removes the obstacles to success for learners.

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What If...In the Digital Age

Who:
Jessica Brown, Jeff Evans, Louis Mazza, Paul Wagenhoffer
When:
Session One
Where:
Room 209

We are living in an era where left-brain thinking is no longer sufficient for success; a more holistic approach is required. Daniel Pink, in A Whole New Mind, argues that right-brain capabilities are just as important, if not more. How does this play into school curriculum, pedagogy, and community? What is the value of visual studies and design in a 21st century school?

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Youth Voices - A Social Network Where Teachers Nurture Student-to-Student Conversation

Who:
Paul Allison
When:
Session Five
Where:
Room 311

On Youth Voices, students publish images, videos, audio, and text not just to communicate but to connect with each other in groups of passionate inquiry. National Writing Project and EdTechTalk teachers who have been building this site with their students for seven years. Come learn more about a multi-school, peer-to-peer social network.