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3 Hour Workshop

This is the outline for a three hour, hands-on workshop based on the Powerful Ingredients for Blended Learning framework. Archived versions are linked as subpages below.

An invitation to move your learning! (Google Presentation)


  1. Introduction
    1. An Invitation to Move Your Learning
    2. Did You Know 4.0 video (4 min, 45 sec)
    3. Discussion question: What are the key themes and takeaways for eLearning instructors? (online timer)
    4. Brainstorming with Webspiration (our results)
    5. Overview of Powerful Ingredients for Blended Learning
      1. Levels of Technology Use
      2. Redefining the Beginner
      3. Active Lesson Design
        1. Engaged not enthralled
        2. Invite creative choices
        3. Learners not students
      4. Communicate With Media
        1. Talk with pictures
        2. Use friendly images
        3. Magic of voice
      5. Collaborate With Others
        1. Ask for feedback
        2. Tap outside expertise
        3. Comment with purpose
      6. Share Your Work (products)
        1. Student created work
        2. Digital portfolio artifacts
        3. Tag to organize
  2. Social bookmarking activity (Introduce yourself with bookmarks)
  3. Talk with Pictures
    1. Tell A Story with 5 Photos for Educators (Flickr Group)
    2. Use friendly images
      1. The Commons and Creative Commons on Flickr
      2. Compfight
  4. Feeds, Blogs, Forms and FAQs
    1. RSS in Plain English (3 min, 44 sec)
    2. Google Reader
      1. Mainstream media source RSS feeds (NPR, CNN, Fox News, etc)
    3. Course Communication Tools (T4T, Spring 2010)
      1. Course FAQ Blog
      2. Blogger
      3. Google Forms
  5. Screencasting
    1. WikiPedia
      1. Definition
      2. Software comparisons
    2. Web-based screencasting
      1. Screenr
      2. Showmewhatswrong
    3. Screencasts about using VoiceThread

Workshop Pre-Requisites

Workshop participants should register and create the following accounts PRIOR TO the start of this workshop.
  1. An Educator's VoiceThread account (Screencast available on Screenr and YouTube)
  2. A Yahoo Account (provides access to both Flickr and delicious)
  3. A Google Account (can be a Gmail account OR a Google Account using an existing email address)

Recommended Follow-up Activities

  1. Watch and reflect on Joyce Valenza's 2009 K-12 Online Conference "Getting Started" strand keynote, "The Wizard of Apps."
  2. Join the K-12 Online Conference Ning, and participate in the conference!
  3. Join the Powerful Ingredients Ning and participate in the PI4BL project.
  4. Follow us on Twitter: Wes (wfryer) and Karen (klmontgomery)
Attend the June 21-22 Powerful Ingredients for Blended Learning 2 Day workshop in Oklahoma City!

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