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This wiki page has been established by David Warlick and The Landmark Project for participants in the K-12 Online Conference 2006. This page will include resources from David Warlick's keynote address and also an opportunity for participants to set up their own wiki pages for notes.
Some Hard Links
- Conference Blog
- Conference Hitchhikr Page
- Conference Blog Tagging Page
- More of David's Music
- Wiki Assignment
Text from My Welcome Blog Post
Hello and welcome to the k12 Online Conference! It is a great honor to be delivering the keynote address for this, the first K12 conference of this type. I must admit a certain amount of discomfort with my experience in doing this. First of all, I am very uncomfortable performing into technology. I can feel quite at ease speaking to 5000 people in a conference hall. But sitting and speaking into my camera does not come at all naturally to me. I thought it might help to take my camera out of my office and into public places, but, nope that didn't help at all. You judge!
The second reason why I am not taking readily to this arrangement is that I really like teaching people. I like the energy that arises from a group of people who are learning something new or thinking about something in a new way. It is an electricity that hums in my ears, and the electricity of my video camera in hand, does not hum to me.
Still, we teach and we learn in order to accomplish our goals -- our personal goals, our community goals, and our planetary goals. ..and the landscape within which we must teach and learn has changed dramatically in just the last few years. Therefore, we all must learn new skills, learn to think about our work in new ways, and to redefine what it is to be a teacher. I am no longer merely one who stands and teaches. I am also an information artisan, creating and crafting learning experiences that bring knowledge, skill, and joy.
Traditional conferences are traditional teaching and learning experiences. I face you. You face me. You all face in the same direction. In this conference we are not only facing in different directions, and not only in different locations, but you are reading this blog and watching my keynote at different times. We are free from what Chris Anderson calls the tyranny of locality (Anderson 17). You'll spend some time paying attention to me and others, but the best part of this conference will be the time that you are reflecting on what you see, hear, and read, and then writing in your blogs and populating wikis, and then reading other people's reflections, and reacting. This conference is not as much about teaching and learning as it is about building new knowledge.
Here are some links that may be useful to you:
- Setting up a Blogger blog -- This is a print (pdf) handout that will help you to set up a blog using blogger.com.
- Setting up an EduBlogs blog -- This print (pdf) handout will assist you in setting up an EduBlogs blog.
- Setting up a Bloglines Account -- This print (pdf) handout will help you set up a Blogines account so that you can aggregate discussions about this conference.
- Setting up a flickr account -- Handout (pdf) for setting up a flickr account, though there will likely not be very many pictures associated with this conference -- or maybe there will.
- K12 Online Conference Hitchhikr -- A page where you can read blog entries posted about this conference.
- K12 Online Conference Blog Tagger -- This tool will help you generate Technorati tags for your blogs that will make it much easier for you to have your blogs accessible to other conference attendees.
Ya'll have a wonderful Conference
Anderson, Chris. _The Long Tail_. New York: Hyperion, 2006.