K12 Online Conference Begins

Special Instructions:
  • As you watch the video, during the first 24 to 48 hours, go to the session chat, register, and post questions, comments, and additions, as they occur to you.
  • If you use Twitter, then post comments, while watching, that would be of value to your followers.
  • If you blog or podcast about the session, tag your posts with k12online07 and k12online07pc.
  • I am writing an article about the three converging conditions on a wiki page. The outline is currently on a wiki page. It would be useful to me if you could go and insert any elements of the address or concept that resonated especially well with you.

For some reason, unbeknown’gst to me, I was asked to deliver (produce) the opening keynote — and for some reason, unbe… I agreed.  It wasn’t fun.  It’s hard work to present in front of a camera, with no one else to speak to.  At least it’s hard for me.  But I feel most comfortable using my own voice and my own body to express myself.  I’m not creative nor clever enough to do it any other way.

I suspect that we are going to see some amazingly creative and clever people expressing ideas in a wide variety of ways during the next two weeks (15-27 Oct).  We’ll be seeing blogs, podcasts, wikis, and probably a whole slew of new virtual education tools.  Me — I just talk.

But I want you to talk as well.  Some of you will be twittering your responses, and that’s Great.  Some will be blogging and perhaps even podcasting.  If you do, please use the conference tag (k12online07) and also the tag that was established for my keynote (k12online07pc).

But I’ve also set up a chat room, that works very much like Twitter — that is if everyone of you had a Twitter account and we had all befriended (were following) each other.  The URL is:


Click there and you will be asked to assure that you will make ethical use of this information tool.  After signing in, I ask that you post any questions, comments, or addendum to my presentation.  Your name and country will be attached to your comments, and they will appear on the pages of every other person who is watching the presentation, or continuing to reflect on the ideas.

Between 24 and 48 hours after the keynote (12:00PM GMT), I will shutdown the chat and transfer the transcript over to a wiki page, where I will insert my own 2¢ worth into the conversation.  You will be able to access that wiki at:


You, too, are welcome and invited to edit the wiki transcript of the chat and add your own answers and insights.  the password for the wiki is k12online.  Be warned that my wiki engine (PMWiki) is a fairly primitive wiki in that it is not a WYSIWYG.  There are instructions at the bottom of the edit page for performing basic editing functions.

Thank you, and let the 2007 K12 Online Conference begin!

Author: David Warlick

David Warlick has been an educator for the past 40+ years. He continues to do some writing, but is mostly seeking his next intersect between play, passion and purpose, dabbling in photography, drone videography and music production.