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We now have dates for our OPENING KEYNOTE and first new MINI-CONFERENCE!

October 31 - Opening keynote address from +Julie Lindsay.

November 14-18 - Launch of our first strand “Learning Spaces” with a keynote from +David Jakes.

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http://k12onlineconference.org/2016/09/12/first-mini-conference/
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A great opportunity for learning!
 
The schedule for the 4T Virtual Conference on Digital Writing is now available. This is a free, Sundays-in-October conference with loads of interesting sessions. Did I mention it is free?
https://www.smore.com/0pp1b-4tdw-conference-schedule?ref=email
Sunday, October 2 1:30-2:30 pm ESTResearch Writing Rewired: Composing with Digital ToolsFeatured Speaker: Dawn Reed, Red Cedar Writing...
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Teachers Teaching Teachers - Show #500. Congrats!

Tonight at 6pm PT/9pm ET at www.edtechtalk.com/ttt
 
Tonight on TTT#500 we launch a series of episodes over the next few weeks focused on the new school year here in North America. +Chris Sloan has started already and +Joe Dillon starts Monday. Maybe your students are coming soon. Or maybe, like in the Northeast, you are just starting vacation! Still, it's time to think about the coming academic year and how to connect our students.

Tonight, and over the next few episodes of Teachers Teaching Teachers at http://edtechtalk.com/ttt, we'll be talking about:

-- #2nextprez  Letters to the Next President is launching as I write -- or at least soon! Some of us have been building curriculum, collecting ideas, and testing the new site. Let's catch up on some of this work with KQED and the National Writing Project tonight. http://letters2president.org Also how does Do Now http://ww2.kqed.org/education/about-do-now/ and the the many other rich pieces of curriculum at KQED get integrated into our work with students this fall?

-Getting started with the new Youth Voices http://youthvoices.live So many new features: Which will we use? What's missing? Thanks to +Kim Jaxon and her colleagues and students at California State University, Chico, the new Youth Voices has been tested and is ready. More importantly: it has been seeded with amazing Letters to the Next President by over 200 of their students who will continue using the site this fall.

--NowComment http://nowcomment.com +Dan Doernberg will be joining us next week, August 17 to introduce new features that allow students to annotate images and video. I've been testing a beta version of this with Dan, and can't wait for it to be released!

-hypothes.is is everwhere! It's built into every page (except the homepage) of the new http://youthvoices.live. I've been exploring how student might annotate each others' posts as a step toward writing a more coherent response at the end. See: http://www.youthvoices.live/2016/08/03/product-of-our-environment/ There are many oportunies to use hypothes.is as part of Letters to the Next President https://hypothes.is/letters-to-the-next-president/ Let's talk about having our student find each other in the margins this fall!

-Youth Voices LIVE! Let's get times when young people can use Hangouts to learn together. Check these out from the summer if you need inspiration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLY9e9zEmLwtOBic7TIdFqkK6gtFtISJvU&v=JwL6QYIJp8Y

There's more, so stay tuned - and start making it a habit (if you can) of joining us every Wednesday at 6PM Pacific/9PM Eastern at http://edtechtalk.com/ttt

Also, tonight's episode will be TTT#500. Thank you +Jeff Lebow and +dave cormier  and +Susan Ettenheim and +Karen Fasimpaur and +monika hardy  and +Chris Sloan and ALWAYS - +Peggy George  and more! I hope to be able to thank as many people as possible for talking to me over the past decade.

See you tonight at http://edtechtalk.com/ttt at 6PM Pacific
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2016 MC #3 Celebrating  - 
 
As we celebrate CLMOOC 2016, many of us are reflecting on our experience this year and thinking about how we'll continue connecting through the year.

We'd love to hear from as many folks as possible on this, and we're compiling those thoughts here. Add a link or a few sentences of your own.
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CLMOOC 2016 group reflectionsWhat were your reflections on CLMOOC 2016? What did you like? What did you not? What did you do? What is still on your “to do” list? What would you like to see for next year? Write your comments here or post a link to your comments elsewhere. Thanks for being a part of our community!
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+Karen Fasimpaur I promise to come back and write on the doc. I need some jelling time. 
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2016 MC #3 Celebrating  - 
 
This week as I am celebrating connections, one that immediately comes to mind is +Algot Runeman 

Algot and I first met through our mutual interest in open educational resources. (Algot, was it the dictionary that first brought us together? Eight years ago or before that?) Algot was a massive contributor to our public domain dictionary, and as you may know, he is a word fanatic.

Once when I was in Boston, Algot and I actually met f2f. We had a very nice seafood lunch.

And this year, Algot joined CLMOOC. I have been so happy to see him connect with so many in our community and embrace the CLMOOC ethos.

Thank you, Algot, for being such a great connection over the years and for being so generous with your time and talents.
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Blush! Thanks for the shout-out, Karen. "Words" , no matter how much I like them, cannot express how much your kindness means to me. Love seeing your KBRanch http://www.kbtechworks.com/kbranch/blog/ entries, too, of course (beyond the mooc).

Hmm. Guess I'm overdue for a dictionary binge.
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2016 MC #2 Reciprocating  - 
 
Have you done a #clmooc #dailyconnect ? Here's a fun one to try: the connected poem. Stop by and add a few lines.

https://dailyconnector.wordpress.com/2016/07/29/daily-connect-2-the-connected-poem/
Come add a few lines to a collaborative poem, using a writing platform called TitanPad. No log-in required. Just dive in and add words, or make some poetic edits and revisions. Help “construc…
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+TERRY ELLIOTT maybe your translated version is a little different than mine- 'a time to write and a time to edit'.
Anyway, ONE can never interact twice with the THING anyway since ONE changes and so does the THING. 🤓 
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The K12 Online Conference is remaking itself!

http://k12onlineconference.org/2016/09/02/k12online-2016-new-format/
The K12 Online Conference is remaking itself. Rather than publish approximately 40 video presentations within a three week window in October, this year the K12 Online Conference will: Include several different mini-conferences spread out throughout the year. Feature (as in the past) 20 minute ...
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Session this evening on design thinking and making
 
Join me this evening Live from the Makerspace 4:30 PST
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“What happens when the school year is done?” What legacy are you building with students?

A K12 Online presentation from Janine Campbell
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2016 MC #3 Celebrating  - 
 
Another connection I celebrate is +Susan van Gelder 

I first met Susan through the K12 Online Conference, which we both volunteer for. Susan and I have spent a lot of hours on Skype together!

This year, Susan joined CLMOOC and fit right in with our community here. One of the surprises for me was that through this new connection, I learned things about Susan that I never knew before. I knew she was a prolific and talented photographer, but I didn't know she was also a great writer. I am happy to now have her blog in my "happy" feed.

Thanks Susan for being a strong connection!
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#clmooc  lives forever. (And no reciprocation is needed beyond your continuing friendship and ongoing blog posts :). Safe travels.
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CLMOOC16 and General Discussion  - 
 
+Karon Bielenda Thank you so much! Just beautiful and a great addition to my wall of postcards.
(And nothing is "cheating" in CLMOOC. :)
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Many pre-service teacher education programs at colleges and universities include at least one course focused on technology integration. In this presentation, a panel of current professors and instructors teaching preservice teacher educational technology courses discuss the challenges they face in reinventing the syllabi, projects, and topics used in these classes.

from +Wesley Fryer Cyndi Danner-Kuhn, Curby Alexander, and Dean Mantz
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My name is Karen. I am a writer (and NaNo enthusiast), educator, open ed evangelist, and carpenter.

I have a keen interest in the area of open educational resources, particularly in elementary and secondary education (K-12).

Currently, I run a small educational technology company that works with mobile technology integration in schools. I also run the K12 Open Ed web site and am co-founder of the Kids Open Dictioanry. I have worked in education, including software and textbook publishing, for over 15 years. I have also lived overseas in Africa.

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