The Global Education Conference is a week-long, world-wide event featuring sessions and
keynote addresses focused on education technology and global classroom initiatives.

This event brings together educators and innovators from around the world and will be held Monday, November 14 through Friday, November 18, 2011. The entire conference will be broadcast online using the Blackboard Collaborate platform (formerly known as Elluminate/Wimba).

The Global Education Conference is a collaborative and world-wide community effort organized
by the Global Education Collaborative and Classroom2.0. Our mission is to increase opportunities for globally-connecting education activities and initiatives. The event is solely focused on sharing ideas, examples and organizations related to connecting educators and classrooms around the world. We support the development of multicultural awareness and global competency in
students and teachers, and also want to bring attention to social justice issues.

Last year’s conference featured 387 sessions and 60 keynote addresses from 62 countries with
over 15,000 participant logins. Sessions were held in multiple time zones and multiple languages
over the five days, and are currently archived as a standing educational resource at http://

For further information, please join our network at http://globaleducationconference.com and
follow us on Twitter (@GlobalEdCon) and using the hashtag #GlobalEd11.


The components of an effective
social bookmark.

Social bookmarks are like shared notecards on a topic you are researching and are part of pre-writing. Keep in mind that a good wiki page has good contextual hyperlinks - you need to know ahead of time what these hyperlinks are going to be.

1) The bookmark itself. This is only part and is not enough to consider it "social" bookmarking.

2) Summary (Description) - This is a memory jogger. You should be able to look at this like a notecard and have your diigo library up and able to look at it while writing your wiki and not have to go back to the individual website for more data. If you have to go back then you probably didn't do a good job on notecard - or - you're plaigarizing. The summary should typically have two things -- a summary/ memory jogger/ also notes to the other people reading this bookmark (this is an important part of what we're saying or I like the video on this presentation.) and it should also have a good quote if you want to quote the article.

3) Send it the Group
If you don't send it to the group they don't see it. This is the process of "vetting." If you just used our tags in the general diigo area, we could start getting "spammy" stuff of people promoting their products. We are a learning community studying digital citizenship together and have agreed to work together.

4) Tags - These are labels used to organize topics and help you. Most bookmarks have two kinds of tags.

a) Standard Tags - We agree upon tags for our assigned topics. This helps us share information between each other. I can look for everything tagged with my topic and find other things that my partners in the learning community have found on that topic. This is called taxonomy. Your teacher may also have everything bookmarked by students at your school use the school's official tag just to find them.

b) Personal Tags - I can create personal tags for every topic just to make life easier for me. I could use the tag important or I may see that subtopics are emerging, so for example, I may find a video on sexting but it is part of digital_safety or privacy - I might add sexting as a topic. If enough people use this method then we can see patterns emerge in our topic about what our research is finding. This is called folksonomy. It is meaning that emerges when a lot of "folks" work together.