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On November 27th, 2008, each of these edubloggers will get five minutes to make a difference...
Find out how each of the following presenters are 'Awakening Possibilities' for educators around the world.


Kathy Cassidy - Mrs. Cassidy's Classroom Blog

Kathy is a Grade One teacher in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan and she engages her students in a wide variety of literacy-based activities through her blog, Mrs. Cassidy's Classroom Blog. Kathy has maintained her blog for several years, and many early elementary teachers from around the globe turn to Kathy as a role model when they wish to introduce their students to the benefits of blogging. Over the years, Kathy has won many awards for her efforts, including one of Microsoft's Innovative Teacher Awards.


Alec Couros - Open Thinking and Digital Pedagogy

Alec is a professor of educational technology and media at the Faculty of Education, University of Regina. He created Open Thinking and Digital Pedagogy in early 2004 as he pondered the educational uses of blogging and podcasting. Through his blog, Alec has developed a growing collection of personal reflections and resources related to teaching and learning, democratic media, critical media literacy, digital citizenship, openness, and social justice.


John Evans - IMYM Tutorials: Literacy with ICT

John has been an educator for more years than he liked to admit holding roles as a classroom teacher, technology teacher/leader, school leader, wellness leader and most recently as a consultant with Manitoba Education Citizenship and Youth. He has a passion for technology infusion in the curriculum. John blogs at IMYM Tutorials: Literacy with ICT, and shares resources via the IMYM Tutorials: Literacy with ICT wiki and the Literacy with ICT group on Diigo.


Clarence Fisher - Remote Access

Clarence lives in the small community of Snow Lake, in Northern Manitoba. Even from this remote location, he and his students are very well connected to other classrooms and communities around the world through their online pursuits. Clarence's blog, Remote Access, details several of his collaborative projects and provides many thought-provoking insights into what takes place in his classroom, the Idea Hive.


Chris Harbeck - Making It Interesting

Chris Harbeck is a Grade 8 math teacher at Sargent Park School. His goal is to weave technology and tools into the math curriculum to make the experience interesting and meaningful for his students. Chris presented at the 2007 K12Online Conference and blogs to help others Make it Interesting.


Darren Kuropatwa - A Difference

Darren Kuropatwa is Department Head of Mathematics at Daniel McIntyre Collegiate Institute and Convener of the K12Online Conference. Known internationally for his ability to weave online social tools meaningfully and concretely into his pedagogical practice he has over 20 years experience in education and 15 years in leadership training. Darren's professional blog is called A Difference.


Dean Shareski - Ideas And Thoughts From An Ed Tech

Dean is a Digital Learning Consultant with the Prairie South School Division in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. He specializes in the use of technology in the classroom. Dean holds a Masters of Education in Communications and Technology through the University of Saskatchewan. He is also a sessional lecturer for the University of Regina. Dean considers himself a digital learning specialist, and he uses his professional blog, Ideas And Thoughts From An Ed Tech, to share his knowledge with his online network.


Jeff Utecht - The Thinking Stick

Jeff has lived and worked internationally since 2002. His global experiences have helped him to develop a deeper understanding of the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in today's world. Currently, Jeff is employed by the International School Bangkok as their Elementary Technology & Learning Coordinator. Although The Thinking Stick is Jeff's longest-standing blog, he maintains a variety of blogs and podcasts, including: the U Tech Tips blog, the Shifting Our Schools podcast and the Gourmet Geeks podcast.