KABT Fall Meeting: Web 2.0 at the University of Kansas

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BLOGS, WIKI’s, and Facebook–oh my…

Plan on attending KABT’s fall meeting scheduled for Sept. 13th at KU. We’ll meet on the first floor of the school of education’s JRP building just west of the football stadium at 8:30 a.m. for preregistration. We are charging a modest $10 registration fee. There is no registration form but leave me a comment to this post if you think you are coming so we can get an idea of the numbers. KU’s school of education tech department has graciously made their computer labs available for this meeting. Most of the meeting will feature hands-on computer explorations of WEB 2.0 applications and their impact on biology education. The day is scheduled in 45 minute blocks. Two blocks have concurrent sessions.

8:30-9:00 a.m. . . . .Registration

9:00-9:45 a.m. . . . . Into to Web 2.0 application–The world is different now…

9:50-10:35 a.m. . . . KABT BioBlog and classroom blogging

10:35-11:00 a.m. . .Break and short business meeting

11:05-11:50 a.m. . . Social Networks: Facebook, MySpace
or. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scott and Kylee Sharp’s Natural History Curriculum

11:55-12:40 p.m. . . Collaborative spreadsheets:

Working on the same document with all of your class
or . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scott and Kylee Sharp’s AP and General Biology Curricula

12:40-12:50 p.m. . Wrap Up and break for lunch on the way to west campus

2:00-3:00 p.m. . . . .Tour of the Monarch Watch facilities:
BioHouse, Rearing, and Butterfly Garden. Chip Taylor

3:00-3:30 p.m. Travel to the KU Field Station (optional)

3:30-4:30 p.m. Optional Tour of the KU Biological Field Station
(Scott Campbell or Bob Hagen)

Leave me a comment, here if you plan to attend. For now these two videos can set the stage, give you an idea of what we will cover and whet your appetite. These two videos were produced by a dynamic assistant professor at KSU, Michael Wesch.

You can find the videos on this page. I moved them because school sites were blocking their viewing and hence the post itself.

BW

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13 thoughts on “KABT Fall Meeting: Web 2.0 at the University of Kansas

  1. The KABT fall conference was very good yesterday, I enjoyed all parts of it! The visit to Monarch Watch was the highlight for me. I am in my classroom right now, placing my monarch larva on milkweek plants I gathered at Frisco lake on the way home. Thanks for the tip Brad!
    Thanks to all involved, I enjoyed the day!

  2. Brad, I’ll be there saturday. I haven’t looked at the periodic web site yet, but if it is the one from England it’s pretty cool.

    Pat W.

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