All Technology Uses are NOT Equal: Project Headware NOT Hardware


Bernajean Porter

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Bernajean provides a spectrum of practical tools, experiences and services to scale and sustain technology’s potential culled from 40 years of national and international experience with education. Bernajean works with national and international schools as futurist, professional speaker, media maker, author, technology project consultant, debate coach, graduate professor, workshop leader, community meetings facilitator, possibilities coach, promoter of anything increasing joy for learners of all ages and now . . . a digital storytelling guide and Second Life (SL) virtual educator providing in-world professional development and creative inspiration for artful teaching.

Her work reflects a belief that technology can accelerate all students in rediscovering their joy, spirit and personal success as learners. Bernajean’s philosophy of work uses cutting edge organizational processes for building local capacity to translate the power of technology’s potential into actual classroom practices for ALL students. Her enthusiasm and vivacious presentations create an energetic climate for all learners. When it comes to doing the hard or impossible things now necessary in schools to ensure students having out-of-this-world possibilities, Bernajean’s personal motto of “Da Um Jeitinho”- there is ALWAYS a way – sets the tone for her dedicated long, term work with national and international educators.

She is author of Grappling with Accountability: MAPPing Tools for Organizing and Assessing Technology for Student Results; Evaluating Digital Products: Training and Resource Tools for Using Student Scoring Guides; DigiTales: The Art of Telling Digital Stories; Nutz and Boltz of Engaging and Empowering Large Groups; and presently working with a publisher on her new book: Students as MeaningMakers and MediaMakers – Learning, Thinking and Communicating in a Digital Age.

Bernajean has been on US presidential advisory boards, worked as a state department of education technology consultant, recognized by ISTE as Consultant of the Year, directed state-wide planning / assessment initiatives, and participated in multiple technology literacy challenge and EETT grant training/assessments. She recently received ISTE's Making-IT-Happen 2010 Educator Award recognizing her contributions in making a difference for kids. Bernajean’s work uses the application of systems thinking and chaos theory to deal with the challenges of change and re-culturing efforts in education today. Bernajean’s workshops and presentations are invigorating, stimulating and fun!

Session Description and Handouts

Inspiring Online Tools

Learning Lab ONE

Learning Lab TWO

Learning Lab THREE

Learning (Optional) Lab FOUR - An Exploration of Virtual Worlds as New Frontiers for Learning Spaces

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Bernajena's Second Life ISTE

presentation on "All Technology Uses are NOT Equal"