Here is a starting point for our conversations about the future of learning. Please feel free to add to this list!

Kick Start Your Thinking

Spontaneous Online Learning Communities:
  • Bulbapeida: Pokemon wiki with nearly 18,000 fan-edited articles, forums etc. Excitement about adding new content is so high (because some new games were just released) that they're considering locking the site for a while.
  • Harry Potter fanfics: Passionate fans of Harry Potter write their own stories with the existing characters.
  • BrothersBrick & Lego Flickr Group: Showcased creations by the LEGO amateur builders' community.
  • PaperKraft: Models made out of paper. Most posts include printable color plans.
  • Google's 3D Warehouse: online hub for sharing SketchUp models.
  • GameFAQs: 40,000 VERY detailed video game walkthroughs written by amateurs.
  • Parkour Generations & American Parkour community sites: for people who enjoy jumping off buildings without a net
  • IBSGroup: Mind-blowingly detailed support group info hub for Irritable Bowel Syndrome



Breakout Sessions

Useful Tags


Modeling the Future, Today:

Building Your Personal Learning Network

Connect Yourself: Networks

Connect Yourself: Conferences

Connect Yourself: Directories




uStream Channels


Alltop Education
Directory of Learning Professionals
Education Podcast Netowrk
tagged education
Dangerously Irrelevant List (June 2008)
Digg Education Podcasts
tagged learning
The Conference Channel
Support Blogging



Connect Your Students

Introducing Globally Collaborative Projects:

From Julie:

General Resources

Recommended Videos

Recommended Reading

Blogs Mentioned

Clarence Fisher: Even From Here (creating a studio environment in the classroom)

Be Less Helpful

Dan Meyer's blog: dy/dan
TED Talk: Math Class Needs a Makeover

Online Permission Forms

Breakout session resources - Julie

Breakout session resources - Kim