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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

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Webcast facilitator

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Jim Hirsch

Associate Superintendent for Technology XXXXXX

Plano ISD, TX

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About cosn

About CoSN

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

Webcast presenters

Webcast Presenters

  • Tom Rolfes, Education Information Technology Manager, Office of the Chief Information Officer & Nebraska Information Technology Commission

  • Marla Davenport, Director, Learning and Technology, Minnesota TIES

  • James Werle, Director of Special Projects, Learning & Scholarly Technologies, Internet2 K20 Initiative, University of Washington

Tom rolfes

Tom Rolfes

Tom Rolfes

Education Information Technology Manager

Office of the Chief Information Officer &

Nebraska Information Technology Commission

What does internet2 mean for k 12 april 18 2007


James werle internet2 primer

James Werle – Internet2 Primer

James Werle

Associate Director, National Internet2 K20 Initiative

University of Washington

Seattle, Washington

What is internet2

What is Internet2?

Internet2 Universities208 Members December 2006

  • Mission – Develop and deploy advanced network applications and technologies, accelerating the creation of tomorrow’s Internet.

  • Goals

    • Enable new generation of applications

    • Re-create leading edge R&E network capabilities

    • Transfer technology and experience to the global production internet

Internet2 Partnerships – Academia, Industry, Government, and International

What is the segp program and the k20 initiative

What is the SEGP Program and the K20 Initiative?

  • GOAL – Engage the broader education community in thedevelopment of the next generation Internet much closer to launch

  • METHOD - Connect entire state education networks to the Internet2 backbone network.

  • 38 state education networksconnected as of April 2007.

Advanced research and education networks worldwide

Advanced Research and Education Networks Worldwide

Classroom applications of internet2

Classroom Applications of Internet2

Marla Davenport

Director, Learning and Technology, TIES

St. Paul, Minnesota

Visualization innovation creativity

Visualization, Innovation & Creativity

Build 21st Century Skills

-Students will live and work in a highly networked world.

Types of applications

Types of Applications…

  • Videoconferencing

    • Class Collaborations

    • International Collaborations

    • Access to Experts

    • Content Providers/Virtual Field Trips

  • Digital Library Resources

  • Remote Instrumentation

  • Simulations

Class to class collaborations

Class-to-Class Collaborations

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

International collaborations

International Collaborations

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

Megaconference Jr.

Access to experts

Access to Experts

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”

anytime, anywhere…

Job Shadowing - Virtual Surgery

Phil Silverstein, ER doctor St. Joseph’s Medical Center

Lenni Basso/Group Motion Collaboration

Content providers

Content Providers

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.

travel virtually…

International Wolf Center Ely, MN

See, hear and track real wolves

Facilitating k 12 videoconferencing

Facilitating K-12 videoconferencing:

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 -

MAGPI’s Strategy

Ties and tvbygirls mentoring and more

TIES and TVbyGirls: Mentoring and more

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.

Digital library sources

Digital Library Sources

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

Research Channel

WGBH Teacher Domain

Remote instrumentation

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.

Remote Instrumentation

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

  • Immersion: Simulation tools provide immersive experiences for students.

  • Engagement: Technology coupled with real-world contexts engages students.

Operation Montserrat

Immersive Segmentation

An Exercise in Hard Choices

Megaconference jr

Megaconference Jr.

Student-led internet Conference

  • International Distributed Teams of students in program content, developing partnerships, and technical support

  • 12 countries and 32 states participated

  • 176 connected sites

  • Student VJ’s from Slovenia, Minnesota, Canada, Indiana, Kentucky, Hawaii, North Dakota, China and Ohio.

Accessibility issues

Accessibility Issues

  • Quality will depend on slowest access connectivity (State Net, WAN, LAN)

  • Wide variety of videoconferencing solutions (individual web cams to large scale units)

  • Videoconferencing and firewalls require some set-up

  • Connectivity to Internet2 depends on state network infrastructure

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Cosn 2006 2007 webcast series cto essential skill correlation

CoSN 2006-2007 Webcast Series & CTO Essential Skill Correlation

5/16/07 – Implementing Open Source in K12 (Leadership & Vision; Business Leadership)

Past Webcast Archives Available for Viewing

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  • Collaboration in K-12 Schools: Anywhere, Anytime, Any Way

  • Keeping Students Secure in a MySpace World

  • Planning for the Inevitable: IT Disaster Preparedness

  • Bandwidth Crisis in K-12? Get the Facts

Cosn initiatives

CoSN Initiatives

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

Cosn initiatives continued

CoSN Initiatives (continued)

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

Cosn ed tech resources

CoSN Ed Tech Resources

CoSN Compendium

Annual series of monographs exploring timely issues of importance to K-12 technology decision makers

CTO Council

CoSN’s CTO Council exists to provide: professional development, knowledge sharing, knowledge transfer, and information about and influence on policy

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