CoSN’s Internet & Education Webcast Series. What Does Internet2 Mean for K-12? April 18, 2007
CoSN’s Internet & Education Webcast Series
What Does Internet2 Mean for K-12?
April 18, 2007
Webcast Series is sponsored by CoSN’s Corporate Partners:Apple, Dell, Gateway, HP, IBM, Mitel Networks Corporation, Pearson Education, Promethean, Inc., SAS inSchool, SchoolNet, Inc., Texas Instruments Inc. and Media Partner Distance-Educator.com
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Founded in 1992, the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), a national nonprofit organization, is the premier voice in education technology leadership.
CoSN’s mission is to serve as the national organization for
K-12 technology leaders who use technology strategically to improve learning.
Key District level technology leaders
Education Information Technology Manager
Office of the Chief Information Officer &
Nebraska Information Technology Commission
Associate Director, National Internet2 K20 Initiative
University of Washington
Internet2 Universities208 Members December 2006
Internet2 Partnerships – Academia, Industry, Government, and International
Director, Learning and Technology, TIES
St. Paul, Minnesota
Build 21st Century Skills
-Students will live and work in a highly networked world.
Flexibility – the event can be tailored to exact curricular needs.
Authentic Learning –Student to student interactions can be very powerful.
Engagement –The technology is especially engaging for visual and auditory learners.
Create your own I2 adventure…
Virtual Reading Group
Descent into the Underworld
Language: They provide real-world contexts for second language practice.
Exchange: Events promote cultural empathy, understanding and exchange.
Preparation: International encounters help prepare students for a global society.
bring the world to your students…
Governor’s Trade Mission to China
Language & Culture Exchange
Make complex concepts accessible: Students can explore complex concepts with experts.
Beyond theory: Experts provide real world connections for theory.
Voice of Authority: Students hear directly from the “experts”
Job Shadowing - Virtual Surgery
Phil Silverstein, ER doctor St. Joseph’s Medical Center
Lenni Basso/Group Motion Collaboration
Budget Field Trips: Allows students to “travel” to other areas at minimum or no cost.
Immersion: Videoconferencing can bring “Living History” events into the classroom and “immerse” students.
Curriculum Supplements: Virtual field trips or distance learning events are great curricular supplements.
Differentiated Instruction: Distance learning supports differentiated instruction.
International Wolf Center Ely, MN
See, hear and track real wolves
Develop Content: Work with educators on our network to co-develop content
Content Partnerships:Work with local organizations to facilitate the creation of new content or adaptation of existing content
Professional Development: Offer both formal and informal development opportunities
Vary Content:Discipline, age groups, program/project duration, use of other collaborative technologies, etc.
Database - CILC.org
What is TVbyGirls?
A non-profit organization of female journalists and filmmakers that mentor girls on looking at the media with a critical eye through face to face and virtual workshops.
High-Quality: High performance networks allow for better media quality.
Fast!: Material can be downloaded quickly.
Real Time: Learning objects can be manipulated in real time.
Easy Access: Digital libraries are easily accessible.
bigger, better, real-time…
National Science Digital Library
WGBH Teacher Domain
Real Instruments: Students can manipulate advanced scientific instruments in real time.
Promotes Inquiry: Remote instrumentation provides real world exposure and real world contexts for inquiry-based learning.
manipulation across any distance
Lehigh University’s Electron Microscope
Acadia University’s MusicPath
Connecticut Mystic Aquarium Camera in Monterey Bay
reinforcing theory inside the classroom
An Exercise in Hard Choices
Student-led internet Conference
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Taking Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) to the Classroom
Helping school leaders better budget for education technology
Value of Investment (VOI)
Providing tools to better understand the costs and benefits of proposed technology budgets
K-12 Open Technologies
Helping educators adopt and evaluate open technologies in the K-12 environment
3D: Vision to Know & Do
Enabling educators to think strategically about the use of data driven decision-making
Cyber Security for the Digital District
Ensuring the security of school networks
Accessible Technologies for All Students
Increasing achievement and success for all students through the unlimited and effective use of accessible technologies
Ed Tech Action Network
A grassroots network of education technology advocates
Annual series of monographs exploring timely issues of importance to K-12 technology decision makers
CoSN’s CTO Council exists to provide: professional development, knowledge sharing, knowledge transfer, and information about and influence on policy
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