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From Wikispaces to Web 2.0: KS conference focuses on integrating technology into the classroom

Technology is transforming education. Teachers have access to more high-tech tools, mediums and methods than ever before – and children are reaping the benefits.

KS is taking a leadership role in education technology by sponsoring Kūkulu Kaiaulu 2.0: Building Global Communities. The Kamehameha Schools Education Technology Conference is open to public and private school educators and is slated for June 9-10, from 7:30-4:30 at the Neal Blaisdell Center.

“In the past, many technology conferences focused on technology and not as much on how to effectively use technology in the classroom,” said Director or Education Technology Services Dean Tomita.”This conference focuses on technology integration and covers everything from Wikispaces to Web 2.0.”

According to Tomita, educators will get much more out of the conference than a new set of technology tools. “One of the biggest advantages of the conference is that it will allow teachers, administrators and technology leaders to network and share ideas,” he said

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Kamehameha’s Education Technology Conference Breakout Sessions

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There’s still time to register for our 3rd Annual Kamehameha Education Technology Conference that will take place at the Neal Blaisdell Center on June 9-10, 2008!

This year, our focus is on Harnessing the Power of Web 2.0 Applications in the Classroom. In addition to our internationally renowned keynote speakers,
and DAVID WARLICK, we have a great line up of local speakers that will be sharing classroom strategies and experiences for integrating new technologies.

A sampling of sessions:

Virtual Strategies and Distance Learning
Dorothy Hirata, KS Director of Virtual Strategies / Distance Learning
Kelly Dukelow, KS-Maui Manager of Virtual Strategies / Distance Learning
Christy Sato, KS Instructional Designer of Virtual Strategies / Distance Learning
Clinton Iwami, KS Instructional Designer of Virtual Strategies / Distance Learning

Interested in motivating our net generation students? Join us in this session to learn about a variety of online resources and technology tools our distance learning team have found useful and available at your fingertips to integrate into your classroom. In this session, we will also be sharing with you some exciting Kamehameha Schools distance learning programs available to educators, high school students and adults.

Voicethread and Wikispaces
Liana Iaea Honda, KS-Hawaii Technology Teacher
Cathy Ikeda, KS-Hawaii English Teacher

In this presentation, KSH teachers will share their experiences with Web 2.0, specifically using VoiceThread and Wikispaces. As we all strive to meet the needs of our 21st century learners, we are focused on creating authentic assignments for a real audience: the world. What did we learn as educators? What did our students learn as producers of text? And how might you use VoiceThread and Wikispaces with your students, no matter what the age.

TeacherTube Student Projects
Julia Ringgold, Holy Nativity School Computer Specialist

This presentation will take us through the entire process of creating a video project with an Apple computer to broadcast on TeacherTube using the following software: Pages, Safari, GarageBand, iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, QuickTime, TeacherTube, and YouTube.

Introduction to Web 2.0
Alan Tamayose, KS Instructional Technology Specialist

Are you a web 2.0 newbie? You’ve come to the right place. This session will give you an overview of essential web 2.0 apps for teachers, students, and everybody else. Find out what’s “out there” and how this next generation of web tools can revolutionize your teaching and learning.

Other session topics include:

• Podcasting with Don Zundel (Apple Computer)
• iCan Café with Liz Castillo & Renee Teraoka (KMS Technology Specialists)
• JEM Project with Sheryl Kahue (KES Teacher) & Hillary Spitzer (Buckingham Friends School Teacher)
• Garageband with Ken Makuakane (Hoku Award Winner)
• Blogs with Andy Chung (KES Teacher)
• Emerging Issues, Tools, and Trends with Mark Hines (Mid-Pacific Institute Technology Coordinator)
• Jot & Evernote with Judith Beaver (Punahou Director of Instructional Technology)
• Celtx Program with Sean Malinger (Hawai‘I Baptist Academy Technology Teacher)

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Kukulu Kaiaulu 2.0 – Kamehameha’s Education Technology Conference 2008

Please plan to join us Monday, June 9 – Tuesday, June 10, 2008, for our Kükulu Kaiaulu (Building Global Communities) Education Technology Conference. This year’s conference will again feature internationally known and respected leaders in the field of education technology. This is a chance to hear speakers who have inspired educators around the world to effectively use technology as a tool for enhancing teaching and learning. By attending the conference you will gain a perspective on the impact of technology in education today, as well as participate in practical, hands-on activities that will prepare you to effectively integrate technology into your curriculum.
Registration will be taken on a first come first served basis and spaces are sure to fill up fast. The cost for the two day conference is as follows:

Non-KS Faculty and Staff: $100
KS Faculty and Staff: $50

More information will be posted as soon as it becomes available.

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KS Ed Tech Conference…Reserve these dates: June 9-10, 2008

Please mark your calendars for the KS Ed Tech Conference: Kūkulu Kaiaulu 2008 which will be held June 9-10 on Oahu. Will Richardson will be one of our featured presenters. Will is “Learner in Chief” at Connective Learning and the author of the recently released Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms published by Corwin Press. If you’ve never heard Will present before, you won’t want to miss this oportunity to hear one of the foremost experts in the area of blogs, wikis and podcasts.  Please check back in January for more information about the conference. Please contact Dean Tomita if you have any questions.

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