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Listen and learn : Panel

Monday, June 25, 11:30 am–12:30 pm
Location: W196c

Sean Forde   Ralph Krauss   Peter Paccone   Janet Zanetis  
Meet three educators devoted to connecting their students to people and places from around the world. Each covers a different grade level and interest focus, but all use powerful web-based tools that allow their students to interact with others in real time.

Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: None
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Communication and collaboration
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: Social studies, STEM/STEAM
ISTE Standards: For Students:
Digital Citizen
  • Students engage in positive, safe, legal and ethical behavior when using technology, including social interactions online or when using networked devices.
Global Collaborator
  • Students use digital tools to connect with learners from a variety of backgrounds and cultures, engaging with them in ways that broaden mutual understanding and learning.
  • Students use collaborative technologies to work with others, including peers, experts or community members, to examine issues and problems from multiple viewpoints.
Additional detail: ISTE author presentation, Session recorded for video-on-demand

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Attendees will learn how each of the panelists finds interesting parters, experts and classrooms to connect their students to for a face to face conversation. We will review the various social media tools they use to find partners as well as to celebrate their projects. We will learn about various communication technologies that these educators use to connect to others and experience a remote interaction during the discussion. Attendees will gain the knowledge and tools they need to begin their own collaborative projects.


Part I - Moderator introduces the Panelists (10 min) Overview of Global Collaborative Projects by Mali Bickley of Taking IT Global.
Part 2 - Each panelist will give a 10 minute overview about their schools, students and community. They will review how they got started in collaborative learning opportunities and cover some of the collaborative projects they have facilitated over the years.(30 min)
Part 3 - We will connect to a remote educator for their perspective on managing collaborative projects (10 min)
Part 4 - Q and A and discussion with attendees. (10 min)

Supporting research

Anastasiades, P. S., Filippousis, G., Karvunis, L., Siakas, S., Tomazinakis, A., Giza, P., & Mastoraki, H.
(2010). Interactive Videoconferencing for collaborative learning at a distance in the school of 21st century: A case study in elementary schools in Greece. Computers & Education, 54(2), 321-339.

Beldarrain, Y. (2006). Distance education trends: Integrating new technologies to foster student
interaction and collaboration. Distance education, 27(2), 139-153.

Chan, T. W., Roschelle, J., Hsi, S., Kinshuk, Sharples, M., Brown, T., … & Hoppe, U. (2006). One-to-one
technology-enhanced learning: An opportunity for global research collaboration. Research and
Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning, 1(01), 3-29.

Cole, C, Ray, K. and Zanetis, J. (2009)Videoconferencing for K-12 Classrooms: A Program Development Guide, 2nd Edition, ISTE.

Greenberg, A. and Zanetis, J. (2012) “The Impact of Broadcast and Streaming Video on Education, Cisco.

Klein, Jennifer D. (2017) The Global Education Guidebook, Solution Tree Press, Bloomington, IN

Lindsay, Julie, (2016) The Global Educator: Leveraging Technology for Collaborative Learning and Teaching, ISTE, Eugene, OR.

Martin, M. (2005). Seeing is believing: the role of videoconferencing in distance learning. British Journal
of Educational Technology, 36(3), 397-405.

nefsis. (n.d.) The future of videoconferencing.

Roberts, R. (2011). Video conferencing in distance learning: A New Zealand schools’ perspective. Journal
of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 13(1), 91-107.

Ray, K. and Zanetis, J. (2009) Interactive Videoconferencing, ISTE.

Tenhet, Troy. (August 23, 2012). Beyond school walls: Connecting students and teachers around the
world. Huffington Post.

Toperczer, T. (December 20, 2011). 2012 prediction: Cloud takes video conferencing to ed markets.
Edtech digest.

VCI-Group. (April 11, 2013). What’s new in videoconferencing: Technology and market trends. PRWeb.

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Sean Forde, Chadwick International, South Korea
Ralph Krauss, Pinecrest Academy of Nevada - Academica

I am passionate about creating uniquely entertaining and inspirational events for our kids through technology. These events are used to educate and I describe as "Edutaining." I am excited to be able to share some of these Edutaining opportunities that our students at Pinecrest Academy of Nevada have been able to experience with CUE Nevada!

Peter Paccone, San Marino high school

I am a San Marino High School social studies teacher with 30 years of teaching experience. I am also the KQED In the Classroom publications manager and a member of several teacher advisory committees (iCivics, Global Flipped Learning, PBS, Better Together California Teacher Summit, etc.). I write frequently for several education-related online publications and have given a TED-Talk style presentation at the 2015 and 2016 California Teachers Summit and at the 2016 and 2017 Arcadia Innovative Teacher Summit. I have also worked with TED to produce two TED-Ed Lessons/

Janet Zanetis, Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration

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