Wednesday, June 24, 2009


If you're attending NECC and have an interest in Digital Citizenship topics, here are some workshops and sessions you'll want to attend:

Opening Keynote

[Formal Session: Keynote]
Malcolm Gladwell, Author and staff writer for The New Yorker/Leigh Bureau Speaker Bureau
Sunday, 6/28/2009, 5:45pm–7:00pm WWCC Ballroom B

Malcolm Gladwell kicks off NECC 2009 with the first of a three-keynote series on digital citizenship. The best-selling author of The Tipping Point (2000), Blink (2005) , and Outliers (2008) will share his unique perspective on the ways that intentional practice today influences expert development of the future.

Digital Citizenship: Tools, Resources, and Best Practices
[Formal Session: BYOL] Sold Out!
Vicki A. Davis, Westwood Schools, Technology A with Anne Bubnic and Julie Lindsay
Wednesday, 7/1/2009, 10:30am–11:30am WWCC 151 B

Explore the tools, methods, and online spaces used to teach digital citizenship to elementary, middle, and high school students.

Making the Case: Virtual Worlds as Safe, Compelling Learning Environments

[Formal Session: Panel]
Anne Collier, with James Bower, Yasmin Kafai, Peggy Sheehy, Bronwyn Stuckey and Barry Joseph and Student members of Global Kids
Tuesday, 6/30/2009, 12:30pm–1:30pm WWCC 102 A

This panel will help you convince decision makers that virtual worlds are safe, as well as rich and immersive learning environments.

Cyberbullying: Using Virtual Scenarios to Educate and Raise Awareness
[Research Paper: Discussion]
Vivian Wright, The University of Alabama with Joy Burnham, Chris Inman and Heather Ogorchock
Monday, 6/29/2009, 8:30am–9:30am WWCC 159, Table: 1

This session will teach educators how to use student feedback and reactions to scenarios created in Second Life to educate and raise awareness on cyberbullying prevention techniques.


[Informal Session: Poster]
Jean Weller, Virginia Department of Education with Tammy McGraw
Wednesday, 7/1/2009, 9:00am–11:00am WWCC East Registration Lobby, Table: 10
Integrating Internet Safety: Model Programs From Virginia Divisions
Integrating Internet safety involves educating the whole school and its surrounding community. Effective programs require planning, perseverance, coordination and creativity.
National C3 Baseline Survey
[Research Paper: Discussion]
Davina Pruitt-Mentle, University of Maryland
Monday, 6/29/2009, 2:00pm–3:00pm WWCC 159, Table: 3

Results from the National C3 Baseline Survey exploring the nature of cyberethics, cybersafety and cybersecurity (C3) educational awareness policies and practices taking place in U.S. K-12 settings.
SAP126 Addressing C3: Cyberethics, Cybersafety, and Cybersecurity

[Workshop: Seminar/Demo] Register Onsite
Davina Pruitt-Mentle, University of Maryland with Portia Pusey, Suzanna Tiapula and Nancy Willard
Saturday, 6/27/2009, 12:30pm–3:30pm WWCC 102 A

Come learn cutting-edge information in an interactive workshop about the ethical, legal, safety, and security implications of technology use, including cyberbullyingsexting, academic integrity and cyberthreats.

Digital Citizenship: Appropriate Technology Use at School and Home
[Informal Session: Poster]
Charlene Highsaw, Detroit Public Schools
Monday, 6/29/2009, 2:00pm–4:00pm WWCC East Registration Lobby, Table: 24

For educators who continually ask themselves, "Am I using all this technology appropriately?"

Staying Connected: Teaching and Learning in a Facebook World

[Informal Session: Poster]
Michelle Kuhns, American School of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland. with Larry Kuhns
Monday, 6/29/2009, 2:00pm–4:00pm WWCC East Registration Lobby, Table: 2

See how one school established powerful parent education courses and made digital citizenship a collaborative endeavor.


SIGTE Research Paper Award Winner: Cyberbullying: Using Virtual Scenarios to Educate and Raise Awareness
[Formal Session: Lecture]
Vivian Wright, The University of Alabama with Joy Burnham, Mike Charles, Chris Inman and Heather Ogorchock
Monday, 6/29/2009, 12:30pm–1:30pm WWCC 209 C

SIGTE's Research Paper awardee presents the winning paper for 2009. Sponsored and recommended by SIGTE.

Beating the No U-Turn Syndrome: New Approaches to Copyright Compliance

[Formal Session: Spotlight]
Doug Johnson, Mankato Area Public Schools
Wednesday, 7/1/2009, 12:00pm–1:00pm WWCC 147 A

We need to help teachers and students take maximum advantage of fair use and consider both the legal and moral side of intellectual property issues.

RU In My Space? Y Have A Social Media Policy?
[Formal Session: Lecture]
Karen L. Montgomery, Thinking Machine, Inc. with Wesley Fryer
Wednesday, 7/1/2009, 10:30am–11:30am WWCC 102 A

We'll introduce you to a world where teachers blog and teach in MySpace, and students collaborate on homework assignments in a chat room or on a wiki. Welcome to social computing.

Take2 Student Video Productions: Darfur Video Project
[Informal Session: Global Gallery]
Sharon A. Peters, The Study, Westmount, QC
Sunday, 6/28/2009, 7:00pm–8:30pm WWCC East Registration Lobby, Table: 32

What happens when a Nat'l Geo Photojournalist hands over footage from a Darfur camp to students? You get students who become transformed global citizens.


Using Digital Tools Responsibly to Create Research Papers in the Elementary Classroom

[Formal Session: Model Lesson]
Diane Coggins, Arlington Public Schools with Karen Heathcock
Monday, 6/29/2009, 11:00am–12:00pm WWCC 146 A

Come and experience how elementary students can write a research paper using technology while learning about copyright guidelines.


Teaching Copyright: A Balanced Curriculum
[Informal Session: Poster]
Richard Esguerra, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Wednesday, 7/1/2009, 9:00am–11:00am WWCC East Registration Lobby, Table: 6

Connect the dots between copyright, innovation, law, and culture while helping students build research and critical-thinking skills with this new and engaging curriculum.


SUP228 Best Practices in Fair Use for 21st-Century Educators
[Workshop: Seminar/Demo] Register Onsite
Renee Hobbs, Temple University, Media Education Lab with Katie Donnelly, Kristin Hokanson, Michael RobbGrieco and Joyce Valenza
Sunday, 6/28/2009, 12:30pm–3:30pm WWCC 145 A

This workshop introduces the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education. Participants will engage in examining scenarios and real student work.


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