Skypecast and Wiki Awards Ceremony Tonight

I'm going to attempt to host my first full skypecast and we have an ambitious agenda. This is the culmination of amazing week of wikis at our k12wiki.wikispaces.com. The pages were absolutely amazing and I'm going to feature them in the upcoming weeks.

I hope you'll join us tonight at our 8 PM EST Skypecast. Here is the information and the agenda. I will say that less than 5 points separated our top five scoring wikis! It was very competitive! The winners will be in your classroom!

Here is the plan:

SkypeCast at 8 PM EST tonight, Monday, October 30th!


1 – Go to (https://skypecasts.skype.com/skypecasts/skypecast/detailed.html?id_talk=45270) on Monday, October 30, at 8 pm EST. (I will be there at 7:40 to test things out.)
2- Sign in.
3 – If you have trouble – send a text message via skype to coolcatteacher for help. (Before the show starts, after it starts, it will be too late!)

Agenda for the Skypecast Monday


For K12 wiki participants: I have included the order and the listing of those who have let me know they will be in on Monday. Please e-mail me at coolcatteacher@gmail.com if you plan to attend so that I can add you to the agenda. Agenda for you to edit (Go to the agenda for you to edit to add your name and info. I also want you to add your blog there if you have not e-mailed it.)

  • 8 pm EST
    Welcome from Vicki and an overview of the project (Vicki Davis)
  • 5 minutes
    Overview of Tandem learning process and potential with wiki projects. (Vicki Davis, Sharon Peters)
  • 5-7 minutes
    Introduction of Judges – Stewart Mader, Jennifer Wagner, Andrea cannot attend but will send me some notes.
    From this point on, Stewart and Jen will “jump in” as they have thoughts about the wiki projects.
  • 20 minutes
    Discussion from those groups that would like to share their wiki experience – 20 minutes

    • Wiki #2 – Math – Effective Math Videos – Jeanne Simpson and Chris Harbeck – (Both will attend)
    • Wiki #8-Technology – Disruptive Technology in the Classroom – Cheryl Lykowski and Vinnie Vrotny
    • Wiki # 10- Technology- Student Data Storage– Beth Shenefiel (Beth will share comments from Celeste)
    • Wiki # 7 – Social studies Citizen Journalism Code of Ethics – Reuven Werber – via podcast (3 AM is an ungodly hour!)

      Other Wikis (Time Permitting)

    • Wiki #10 Student Data Storage
    • Wiki #9 Tagging
    • Wiki #11 Internet Safety
    • Wiki #1 Student Art Galleries
    • Wiki #3 Tandem Learning in learning languages
    • Wiki #4 Self Publishing
    • Wiki #5 Tandem Learning in Language Arts
    • Wiki #6 Simulation in Sciences

10 minutes
Discussion from judges about what they observed was effective on the wiki project. (Point out things you liked about each wiki.)

  • Stewart Mader
  • Jennifer Wagner
  • Vicki will read notes from Andrea Forte

5 minutes
Announcement of winners:
Each participant who contributed – New thing to add onto your resume. (Will post the names of contributors to a page.)

  • 3rd place (tie)
  • 2nd place
  • 1st place
  • Best Wiki of Conference

5 minutes
Where do we go from here?

  • Announcement from Jennifer Wagner of Technospud projects about classroom matching for wikis.
  • Wiki projects.

5 minutes
Recap and challenge from presenter Vicki Davis

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Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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3 comments

Miss Nielson October 30, 2006 - 9:59 pm

Although it may feel like August here in Chicago today, isn’t it still October? ;)

Vicki A. Davis October 31, 2006 - 12:00 am

Miss Nielson —
You caught me! I finished a long day of grading and teaching and thought — OH, I haven’t told everyone about the skypecast tonight!

I have been thinking all day about how it still feels like August and I can’t believe we’re almost halfway through the school year. All day it has been in my head that the first day of school was like yesterday! So, I guess my thoughts just jumped right out onto my blog there!

Thanks for catching me and letting me fix it before the skypecast. I’m sure some other teachers got a laugh out of that too!

Dee November 1, 2006 - 12:37 pm

Incredible stuff – I am trying to download everything from the conference and listen when I can so I will be way behind the actual events but how coll to be able to get to everything sooner or later! At conferences I have attended I often have had to choose between two things I wanted to attend but were going on at the same time. This way no one has to miss anything!

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