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Educators everywhere will see a web-based, collaborative, real-time editor, that allows students to simultaneously edit a text document, and see all of the participants' edits in real-time This presentation will further demonstrate and give examples of EtherPad’s ability to create enthusiasm throughout the curriculum in elementary through high school applications.

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  • 1. Etherpad Energizing and Engaging Classrooms Everywhere by Dean Hook, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN Jamie Edwards, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN Amanda Ezell, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN
  • 2. Collaboration In Life In Curriculum
  • 3. Collaborative Technology How Do we meet their demands?
  • 4. When is the last time you looked out over your class and saw this?
  • 5. Picture small groups of 3-4 students huddled around a learning station not only discussing and writing their ideas on a subject/topic but also seeing realtime responses from other groups.
  • 6. How do we control this canvas?
  • 7. Please shake hands and say hello to Etherpad Soaringabove, anddestroying written collaboration boundaries.
  • 8. Etherpad: What is it?
  • 9. Purpose
    • A true real-time collaboration tool that can engage students visually.
  • 10. Etherpad: A Brief History
      • Created by Appjet in November 2008
      • Acquired by Google in December 2009
      • Software released in 2010
      • Clones developed with open source software
  • 11. Etherpad's Clones
      • MeetingWords
      • iEtherpad
      • Sync In
      • TitanPad
      • PrimaryPad
      • Type With Me
      • Open Etherpad
      • Pirate Pad
  • 12. Etherpad: A Sneak Peek
  • 13.
      • Web-based
      • Online Word Processor
      • Collaboration in real-time
      • No log in or passwords
      • Color-coded edits
      • Chatbox sidebar
      • Playback and timeline
      • Import HTML, Word, RTF
      • Export HTML, Word, PDF
    Features
  • 14. Etherpad in Action: Elementary Classroom- Lower Primary
    • http://community.saugususd.org/swattec/weblog/
      • Etherpad can encourage creation of complex sentences among younger students
  • 15. Etherpad in Action: Elementary Classroom- Upper Primary
    • http://mrkp.edublogs.org/
      • With Etherpad, students can collaboratively create a written masterpiece.
  • 16. EtherPad in Action: Middle and High School Tips for using EtherPad in the classroom
    • Put Students in small groups
    • Create links ahead of time
    • Teach students about uses for the document area and chat area
    • Show students how the timeline works
  • 17. EtherPad in Action: Middle and High School
  • 18. Future Uses
    • EtherPad technology is expanding to Apples iPad
    • http://ietherpad.com/
  • 19. Its time to wipe the slate
  • 20. Can we bring interest and enthusiasm back to our writing programs
  • 21. Swimmers in a sea of technology
  • 22. Little Kids - Big Technology
  • 23. Collaborative Technology 24 / 7 360 Degrees
  • 24. We've come a long way...... Etherpad The Missing Link
  • 25. Credits
    • Picture of pens http://www.recordholders.org/en/records/pens.html
    • http://education.mit.edu/papers/GamesSimsSocNets_EdArcade.pdf
    • clones picture
    • http://www2.ed.gov/pubs/EdReformStudies/EdTech/effectsstudents.html
    • Devoto, P. (2010) EtherPad in Education . Retrieved November 17, 2010 from http://vimeo.com/10164799
    • http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Technology/Pix/pictures/2008/04/23/Clones460x276.jpg
    • real time image
    • http://www.masternewmedia.org/Images/real_time_web_id41593681_size485.jpg
    • group collaboration picture
    • http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3157/2961318430_91b390f27f_z.jpg?zz=1
    • etherpad logo
    • http://instructify.com/files/2009/07/etherpad2.jpg
    • youtube video
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B69sx77dXIg
    • old computer image
    • http://smallbiztechnology.com/media/computer-old.jpg
  • 26. Credits antique clock image http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c7/Antique_Clock_Face.jpg Etherpad Clones Article Etherpad dies this week: Here are six great clones by Josh Lowensohn http://news.cnet.com/8301-27076_3-20004686-248.html May 11, 2010 12:26 PM PDT

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