Skype conference call #2 Wednesday, Oct. 20, 8:00 p.m. US Eastern. Participants for conference #2 are: Alice (?), Debby, Julie, Lori, and Debbie. If you have not added Allison (akipta) or Julie (julie.marciel.rozzi) to your Skype contacts, we can't call you for the conference and you will be left out.

The next Skype conference is Wednesday, Oct. 20, 8:00 p.m. US Eastern: If you wish to participate in the Skype Activity this evening, you must add Allison and Julie to your Skype contacts. We can't contact you for the conference call without your username. Once we see your request, we will add you to our contacts and will be able to include you in the conference call. Refer to the Skype Activity for more information.

I see a number have people have voted on a time. Thank you! Please also send your Skype usernames to us. We're using to indicate times when participants will be available for conference calls. Vote here If you voted for a time, please remember to post your Skype name in the forum. I currently have more votes than Skype contacts :-(

CRSTE Global Symposium, October 16-24, 2010

The 2010 CRSTE Global Symposium will be held evenings and weekends for nine days, from October 16 - 24, 2010, "to pursue and explore this notion of worldwide collaboration among professional educators. Sessions will examine the many issues and opportunities in transforming education in the Information Age."

While the wiki remains open 24/7, the CRSTE Global Symposium activity will be supported October 16-24. If you are already a member this wiki and and wish to participate in the Global Symposium (free!), please register here Registration is free and helps us collect participation statistics to estimate future needs.

Would you like to participate? Here's how:

  1. Register for the event
  2. If you don't already have one, register for a Wikispaces account at
  3. Join the CRSTE Teacher Tools Wiki (this wiki)
  4. Follow the steps on the Getting Started page.

Wiki agenda for the Global Symposium:

  • Day 1-3:
    • Introduce yourself in the "Say Hello!" thread in the Discussion Forum (registration for the forum is best)
    • Become acquainted with the site and other participants
    • Vote on the Skype Activity demo conference call dates and times if you wish to participate
  • Days 2-9:
    • Vote on the Skype Activity demo conference call dates and times if you wish to participate
    • Browse the links in the "Tools to try this session" section (listed below)
    • Try one of the tools and participate in an activity (you may try as many as you like)
    • Participate in the discussions in the Discussion Forum

When you add pages, you help grow this resource. Need help? Browse the Help file ("help" link in the upper right-hand corner), watch the video tutorials on the Getting Started page, or contact Allison at

Tools to try this session:

Pre-loaded Web-based examples:

Pre-loaded lightweight client application (must download) examples:

  • Jing Activity
  • Skype Activity (Vote on the Skype Activity demo conference call dates and times if you wish to participate Demo conference call times will be posted to the Skype Activity page)
    • Conference #1: Monday, October 18, 8:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern time.
    • Conference #2: Wednesday, October 20, 8:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern time.
    • Conference #3: Thursday, October 21, 8:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern time.

About this wiki:

The Teacher Tools Wiki is a free, public Wikispaces wiki in which several free and low-cost Web-based and lightweight client application entries have been pre-loaded. Participants in the CRSTE asynchronous wiki collaborative activity will register, try at least one tool, comment on a tool they have tried, and add at least one new tool to the wiki. This wiki was created as a CRSTE asynchronous wiki collaborative activity for the CRSTE CyberConference 2010. Since then, we've been invited back to participate in the CRSTE Summer Boot Camps 2010, and CRSTE Global Symposium 2010. You can help keep this wiki going and it won't cost you a dime! Sign up and participate! It's open 24/7, 365 days a year.

About your guides:

I am a graduate of Western Illinois University (WIU, Bachelor of Arts, Instrumental Music Education K-12 Special) and the University of Maryland University College (UMUC, Master of Distance Education). I'm a technical writer, technical trainer, U.S. Navy veteran, former public school music teacher, social media enthusiast, and lifelong learner. I'm a Teaching Assistant and Writing Coach for the UMUC MDE. I'm interested in personal learning environments, social learning networks, and innovative ideas for using social software to enhance learning. I help lifelong learners and educational technology find each other and fall in love. If you think we share similar interests, I'd like like to be in your network. You can learn more about me and see examples I've created for the MDE Orientation at

Thanks for joining!

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I am a recent graduate of the University of Maryland University College's Master of Distance Education program (MDE). I'm a writer for on Online Learning for the Raleigh NC area. I designed and run the MDE Peer-Mentoring program, which provides MDE students with a guide during the first challenging courses. I'm interested in mentoring, distance education, personal learning environments (PLEs), utilizing social networking to enhance learning and build communities. I am a lifelong learner and love encouraging others to do the same, serving as a source of information and resources for adults returning to college. You can learn more about me through my e-portfolio. If you have any questions or share similar interests feel free to contact me through my e-portfolio.

Looking forward to working with all of you!