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The Writingmatrix team's presentation at the
K-12 Online Conference 2007
View the 'teaser' above. Music credit:
The song is
Tribute to Michael Hedges
and the artist is Michael Slupczynski
13:00 PM GMT
Saturday, October 20
(time of our live fireside chat
- The Writingmatrix group Vance Stevens, Nelba Quintana, Doris Molero, Saša Sirk, and Rita Zeinstejer present “Motivating Student Writers by Fostering Collaboration through Tagging and Aggregating” at the K-12 Online Conference
. The K-12 Online Live Events (Fireside chats) schedule:
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This year’s conference theme is “Playing with Boundaries.” According to
this year’s conference is scheduled to be held over two weeks, October 15-19 and October 22-26 of 2007, but includes a preconference keynote October 9:
Along the lines of our presentation, content related to the conference can be aggregated at
The presentation teaser (5 min, viewable above as well) is here:
The recorded presentation (38 min wmv file, 81 megabytes) is currently available here:
Link to the iPod version of the K12 presentation
The podcast version mp3 file is here:
The presenters play with boundaries through the simple expedient of having student bloggers in different countries tag their blog posts with the unique tag term writingmatrix. Searching on that tag in Technorati, the student bloggers in four locations in three different countries have managed to locate one another's posts, leave comments for one another, and have subsequently interacted in other ways as well. The presenters explain how they started the project and how it has branched into other online and even face to face activities involving the students in the participant countries. The presentation is made not only through the voices of the presenters, but with the students themselves lending their voices through their blogs and videos.
Our presentation was prepared mainly by Vance Stevens using CamStudio and Audacity and Windows Movie Maker, with substantial assistance from Saša Sirk working in Camtasia, from the following inventory items:
A ppt slide show by Rita
Videos from Rita on her blog
Videos by Nelba on her blog
Interviews with Doris, Rita, Nelba, and Saša from our September 17 Elluminate session to discuss the project.
The raw audio and slides is here:
Saša's camtasia version or her presentation with webcam (ten minutes)
Rita's and Vance's TTTT presentation from April 21
Our WiAOC presentation in May
Vance's slides and voiceovers from various presentations
Listen to Wesley Fryer's Tuesday, October 16, 2007 posting in his PD Reflection Blog:
PD Reflection on Motivating Student Writers by Fostering Collaboration through Tagging and Aggregating
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