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Can you believe these statistics?!?!

Steve Hargadon, founder of Classroom 2.0.com and Future of Education.com, asked Peggy George, Lorna Costantini and myself for statistics of the shows that we do each Saturday morning in Elluminate entitled “Classroom 2.0 LIVE!”.

Classroom 2.0 LIVE!

Below are the statistics related to our webinar series and Classroom 2.0 LIVE website. We often receive feedback about the power of the discussions and the guests we have on our show each week are always receptive to feedback and constructive criticism. Often times, people confuse Classroom 2.0.com and Classroom 2.o LIVE! Classroom 2.0 LIVE! is an extension of the conversations that occur online at Classroom 2.0.com.  When I read the statistics that Peggy compiled, I was even more proud of the work we are doing to help educators integrate technology and connect with others around the globe. The statistics were outstanding and so eye opening for me that I wanted to share them with you.

Classroom 2.0 LIVE! Statistics:

*76 shows since January 2009 with weekly blog posts archiving all recordings, chat logs, and follow-up resource links for every topic which people are using to share with educators in local professional development experiences in addition to watching recordings when they weren’t able to participate in person

*Number of participants range from 30-110 with average participation around 50-60 each week

*Since we began offering professional development certificates for webinar participation in Oct. 2009 we have distributed 833 certificates ranging from 5-38 per session with an average of 22 certificates each session.

*52 different countries have visited this site. Total unique visitors: 35,806 (these stats differ somewhat from the Weebly stats)

No count of countries participating in our shows but our international audience is growing. If this is important we could gather this information from chat logs over time.

*87 special guest presenters who are educational leaders, teachers, students, administrators, professional development consultants and online program developers

*30 video and audio recordings posted on iTunesU where people can subscribe and download mp3 and mp4 recordings to portable devices (don’t have statistics for how many people are using this service)

*348 followers on our Twitter account: http://www.twitter.com/liveclass20

*68 members on Diigo group where gl.am links and other related show links are shared: http://groups.diigo.com/group/classroom-20-live

* Classroom 2.0 LIVE Co-Hosts have done presentations both virtually and f2f sharing “Host your Own Webinar” on Elluminate/LearnCentral using our process as an example for demonstrating social networking tools for planning, communicating and collaborating (Virtual Technology Conference/TX; Elluminati Virtual Conference; ISTE 2010 Poster Session; AzTEA T&T and WOW Conferences; Australia Series/TechTalk Tuesdays; AzTEA Elluminate webinar presentation on LearnCentral features by Gailene Nelson)

I find this information interesting…not sure if it’s significant but it shows people are coming to our site in many different ways. (Peggy George)

Referring Sites to our website for Month of September:

29 www.classroom20.com
23 www.google.com
8 www.delicious.com
7 gl.am
7 gret.wordpress.com
www.google.ca
6 webtwopointo.ning.com
www.ask.com
5 teacherbootcamp.edublogs.org
5 twitter.com
www.google.co.th
www.eduref.org
www.ourschool.ca
www.diigo.com
5 esumoodle.esu.edu
4 wiki.classroom20.com
4 seomax.sg1004.myweb.hinet.net
www.allanabolics.com
4 nyitonline.nyit.edu
www.google.no
www.nitinpandey.com
3 webzimbra.amersol.edu.pe
www.plurk.com
www.shambles.net
www.smriders.net
www.bing.com
www.web-hosting-web.com
www.weebly.com
www.facebook.com
www.netvibes.com
www.google.es
www.google.pl
www.ikeepbookmarks.com
www.google.co.za
www.google.co.uk
www.instapaper.com
www.laser-tech.org
www.lornacostantini.com
www.google.it
www.allaboutexplorers.com
3 search.yahoo.com
3 meghowland.info
3 mail.google.com
3 l.wbx.me
3 kcaise.wordpress.com
3 guidetoinnovation.ning.com
3 ce5160networkedclassroom.wikispaces.com
3 beyondwebct.wordpress.com
3 twittertim.es
www.uni.edu
www.forextradersreview.com
www.aztea.org
1 longurl.org
1 ieducationappsreview.ning.com

2009 – A Year in Review on Classroom 2.0 LIVE!

Classroom 2.0 LIVE!

This Saturday, January 2, 2010, we will host a very special Classroom 2.0 LIVE! All of the special guests that have been on our show, as well as everyone who has participated in the live or recorded sessions, are invited for a special celebration. The show will mark the one year anniversary of when Classroom 2.0 LIVE! first began. Please join us for virtual food, fun and reminiscing as we celebrate all of our participants and special guests throughout 2009 on our first-year anniversary.

To commemorate the event, we have created a wiki page and are asking everyone to share one take away from any Classroom 2.0 LIVE! session at record it on our wiki page at http://wiki.classroom20.com/2009+-+A+Year+in+Review. We’d like to compile some stories, in advance of the show, from your experiences on Classroom 2.0 LIVE this year. You are invited to share a story of one take-away from any show, and briefly describe how you were able to use the idea. Was there a new idea, an “aha moment” or something new you learned that you would like share? We’ll share some of the stories during the live show and there will be opportunities to come to the mic and tell us your story. Please take a few moments to give us feedback and share how Classroom 2.0 LIVE! has touched your life.

Come prepared to share one image of a virtual refreshment or party decoration with the participants! More information and session details are at http://live.classroom20.com. If you’re new to the Classroom 2.0 LIVE! show you might want to spend a few minutes viewing the screencast on the homepage to learn how we use Elluminate and navigate the site to find the archives of previous shows and resources. Each show begins at 12pm Eastern and may be accessed in Elluminate directly using the following Classroom 2.0 LIVE! link at http://tinyurl.com/cr20live.

Peggy George, my fellow CR 20 LIVE! co host, created a very special Animoto to mark this milestone. The Animoto features the topics presented each week on Classroom 2.0 LIVE!.

Edublogs Awards Deadline Fast Approaching – December 8th

2009 Edublog Awards

I just received this reminder email from Steve Hargadon through Classroom 2.0 and thought I would pass it along in case some were not part of the Classroom 2.0 Ning community

Just a quick reminder that the nominations for the 2009 Edublog Awards close tomorrow, Tuesday, December 8th, by midnight U.S. Eastern Time.

Now in their 6th year, the Edublog Awards celebrate the achievements of edubloggers, twitterers, podcasters, video makers, online communities, wiki hosts and other web based users of educational technology. This year Classroom 2.0 is co-hosting the awards, and Elluminate is supporting the event.

We encourage you to nominate someone–or several people!  In order to nominate a person/blog/site for the 2009 Edublog Awards you link to them. Full details are on the Edublog Awards site.

Nominations: Close Tuesday 8 December!

Voting: Ends Wednesday 16 December!

Award Ceremony: Friday 18 December!

The categories are:

  • Best individual blog
  • Best individual tweeter
  • Best group blog
  • Best new blog
  • Best class blog
  • Best student blog
  • Best resource sharing blog
  • Most influential blog post
  • Most influential tweet / series of tweets / tweet based discussion
  • Best teacher blog
  • Best librarian / library blog
  • Best educational tech support blog
  • Best elearning / corporate education blog
  • Best educational use of audio
  • Best educational use of video / visual
  • Best educational wiki
  • Best educational use of a social networking service
  • Best educational use of a virtual world
  • Lifetime achievement

Have fun!

Steve

Steve Hargadon

Founder, Classroom 2.0

steve@hargadon.com

Visit Classroom 2.0 at: http://www.classroom20.com/?xg_source=msg_mes_network

Sharing ShareTabs

sharetabs-imageRecently I was made aware of ShareTabs and wanted to share this unique resource with you. Ever since I discovered the website I have been a devout fan! ShareTabs.com is a great way to share a list of resources and is incredibly convenient. I could see it having great potential for use in the classroom. Instead of creating hotlists of resources and uploading the document to a shared server or online storage site, you can enter the sites and create a sharetab of the resources.

With ShareTabs you can create a very powerful list of resources. As shown on the ShareTabs site ,

ShareTabs – The easy way to share your links as tabs

Add a list of links to the form below and submit it to get a single link to them all, conveniently displayed in tabs. Great for sharing in Email, IM, Twitter, or SMS.

sharetabs2In my last post I shared with you that Peggy George were co-hosting a weekly broadcast on Saturdays called “Classroom 2.o LIVE!” show.  The topic for our first show was personal learning networks and the need for a PLN. If you missed the live show you can listen to and read the chat in the show archive. For reference during the show and for listeners to use as a tool to follow up after the show I created a sharetabs of our PLN resources. I used the name and topic of the show as the name for the URL: http://live.classroom20.com/show-archive.html. You can also click on the image to the left to view the ShareTabs page I created.

To create a ShareTab, enter the list of URLs for the resources you want to show on the preview page of the ShareTab. The ShareTabs websitesharetabs3 compiles all of the websites and shows a thumbnail of each website with its accompanying URL underneath the thumbnail. In addition to the thumbnail images, a tab at the top of the page is created for each URL. Arrows are located on the far left and right of the tabs so that you can access tabs that may not be currently visible.

If you were using ShareTabs with students you could create a URL that was easy for the students to remember to access resources that were bookmarked for a specific project or assignment. This is especially useful if you deal with time constraints, younger students or need to minimize the time used searching for resources. In my experience working with elementary students, it can be time consuming to have students search for a topic on Google and determine if the site is a valid resource or not. Using ShareTabs can eliminate that and maximize the time students spend working on the computer.

2008 – A Year in Review

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Starting Saturday, January 10, 2009, my career will take will venture into uncharted waters. As part of Classroom 2.0, founded by Steve Hargadon, I will be co-hosting a weekly show with Peggy George featuring issues, events and leaders of the educational technology field. This past summer I participated in the Webcast Academy with Jeff Lebow and Doug Symington. Jeff and Doug are expert webcasters and host live shows on EdTechTalk. Participating in the academy lit a fire within me to learn as much as possible about webcasting, streaming, online tools and software applications so I created a wiki to serve as a repository of information about webcasting (commonly referred to as videoconferencing) called the ‘Caise Files‘.

Through the academy, I expanded my personal learning network (PLN) and made some great contacts. Steve Hargadon and Dr. Peggy George are two of those contacts. I joined the Classroom 2.0 Ning and collaborated a great deal with Peggy George who has become a mentor, friend and fellow blogger. I am so honored to be asked to co-host with Peggy and appreciate the opportunity to be a part of this collaborative effort to further educational technology  initiatives and learning about tech tools for all levels of users. All ed tech newbies are welcome and encouraged to join us each week!

A brief show introduction and invite is featured on the main page of the Classroom 2.0 Ning and is pasted below:

Friday, January 2nd, at 10:00am Pacific / 1:00pm Eastern (link to other time zones), Peggy George, Kim Caise, and I will host the live Classroom 2.0 year-end webcast meeting and show: “What We Learned in 2008.”

If you’ve never been to a “webmeeting,” they are a lot of fun and this is a good place to come and get your feet wet! We hope you will come and tell us all about the new ideas, techniques, tools, books, and conversations around educational technology that made 2008 special for you. (Send your 2008 top-ten lists to live@classroom20.com–we’ll post all of them, and even ask some of you to present them on air!) We’ll also virtually celebrate the growth of Classroom 2.0 this past year, our great hosts, the winning of the 2008 Edublog Award for “best use of a social networking service in education,” and more. We’ll also get your ideas for what 2009 should bring!

More information and a link to the live show. Hope you’ll join us! (And if you can’t, don’t worry, we’ll be recording it…)

mwsnap01013This Friday after all or your new year celebrations are over and one, please join us as we review and celebrate the extensive list of things we learned in 2008 in a year-end live broadcast in Elluminate.  Bring your top 10 list and be sure to share your list in the Classroom 2.0 wiki. Happy new year and see you Friday!