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I Have a Question#2: Motivating educators to overcome barriers to change

Mon, 2014-04-14 10:28

30:23 minutes (27.82 MB)

I Have a Question
Overcoming Teachers' Initial Barriers to Change
April 13, 2014


Featured Question
From Carla Arena: " I'm always interested in how we motivate educators to overcome their initial barriers to change. I've had some clues from this past decade working with very inspiring educators, but we can always learn from others and their own strategies."


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Upcoming Questions

 From Benjamin L. Stewart
How can instruction and assessment (not accreditation) "live as one" within an online course. 

 From Clarissa Bezerra
Best ways to approach/handle teenage smart-phone use/addiction <nervous-thumbs syndrome> :) in the classroom? 

 

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I Have a Question #1 - Motivating Participation and Feedback in Online Learning

Mon, 2014-04-07 01:43

I Have a Question April 6, 2014 (Motivating Participation and Feedback in Online Learning)
April 6, 2014



 


30:57 minutes (14.17 MB)

I Have a Question 
April 6, 2014

How Can We Motivate Participation and Feedback in Online Learning?

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21st Century Learning - April 2, 2014

Thu, 2014-04-03 12:15

17:50 minutes (20.41 MB)

Alex, Vinnie, and arvind discuss students learning how to learn, and share three examples from their schools about long-term projects, with students in charge of their own learning.

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EdTechSomething#0 - The EdTechWeekly Gang Rides Again @Eduquestion

Mon, 2014-03-31 01:57

While the EdTechWeekly Show has been 'on hiatus' for quite a while, our skype has remained active. Yesterday Dave posted...

I just had an idea for resurrecting edtechtalk...twitter hashtag #Edneeds (or something better)use ifttt to automagically get it to post to a wordpress accountcarry other tags as categoryencourage people (through sharing service on the wordpress) to volunteer answersdo  a weekly review show going over some of the cooler problems/solutionswould take an hour to build15 minutes of prep before showdone and done
Jen & Jeff were on board right away and John had his curmudgeonly doubts, but we were all quite pleased to gather together again on a Sunday Night/Monday Morning and discussion possibilities. 

 

 


59:05 minutes (27.04 MB)

EdTechSomething#0
@eduquestion possibilities for show reboot

March 30, 2014

While the EdTechWeekly Show has been 'on hiatus' for quite a while, our skype has remained active. Yesterday Dave posted...

I just had an idea for resurrecting edtechtalk...twitter hashtag #Edneeds (or something better)use ifttt to automagically get it to post to a wordpress accountcarry other tags as categoryencourage people (through sharing service on the wordpress) to volunteer answersdo  a weekly review show going over some of the cooler problems/solutionswould take an hour to build15 minutes of prep before showdone and doneJen & Jeff were on board right away and (of course) John had his curmudgeonly doubts, but we were all quite pleased to Hangout together again on a Sunday Night/Monday Morning and discuss possibilities. 

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TTT#386 Celebrating Open Education Week 2014 w/ Karen Fasimpaur, Verena Roberts, Greg McVerry, Ian O'Bryne, Nate Otto 3.12.14

Sun, 2014-03-23 21:43

65:12 minutes (44.77 MB)

On this episode of TTT we celebrate Open Education Week 2014 http://www.openeducationweek.org/ with:

We talk about open learning and open educational resources in K-12 education. We discuss the benefits and challenges of open resources, such as the new K-12 OER Community of Practice, http://www.k12opened.com/community/ and how online spaces like this and others might be used to support educators in opening up their practice.

K-12 Open Educational Resources Community of Practice from Karen Fasimpaur on Vimeo.

 

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21st Century Learning - March 19, 2014

Thu, 2014-03-20 13:55

24:55 minutes (28.51 MB)

During Alex and arvind's spring break, Vinnie joins in and the group takes a tour of Vinnie's school's new maker space. Check out the great video images. We also talk books, Anil Dash only retweeting women for a year, and the next show.

 

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21st Century Learning - March 5, 2014

Fri, 2014-03-07 20:22

17:46 minutes (20.34 MB)

Thanks to kind listener Kevin who wrote in, this edition has both the video replay (below) and the audio podcast (attached). It's a little tricky to go from YouTube to QuickTime to iTunes to here, but it works! Podcasting has come a long way.

Enjoy this week's show where Alex, Vinnie, and arvind discuss, "what do learners really want?"

 

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TTT#378 A Case for Food Literacy w/ Joseph Franzen, Brent Peters, Lauren Goldberg, Devin Brown, Elfe Dona, Karen Fasimpaur 1.15

Sun, 2014-02-16 19:46

67:32 minutes (46.37 MB)

Calling all gardeners, foodies, and critical inquirers! On this episode of TTT meet teachers who have been developing amazing projects around food. We are joined by Joseph Franzen and Brent Peterse along with one of their students, Devin Brown. In additon Lauren Goldberg, Elfe Dona, and Karen Fasimpaur add to this rich conversation about what happens when we focus on the relationships students have with food.

Here are a couple of teasers:

Before becoming an English teacher and Bread Loaf student, Brent Peters worked as a chef at the Mayan Café in Louisville, Kentucky. Joe Franzen has been an urban gardener, sustainability enthusiast, environmental educator, and kitchen magician for years. He has turned Fern Creek Traditional High School into an "edible campus."

Read more at "The Case For Food Literacy" on the Bread Loaf Teacher Network Journal http://sites.middlebury.edu/bltnmag/2012/10/25/food-literacy/

See how Joe and Brent helped connect their students from Louisville with youths in the Navajo Nation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJoEdHe-p3s

Also take a look at Lauren Goldberg's article in the English Journal, "Herbivores, Carnivores, and Literavores: Argument and Appetite in the Classroom"http://www.ncte.org/library/NCTEFiles/Resources/Journals/EJ/1026-jul2013/EJ1026Herb.pdf

We'd love to hear how your students have used food, gardening, and critical inquiry in their learning. What a rich place this is for learning -- for all of us!

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21st Century Learning - 2-12-14

Wed, 2014-02-12 21:30

Alex, Vinnie, and arvind catch up after a few weeks off. We talked about our current projects ranging from stragetic plans to accreditation to iPads to schedules. It was more fun than it sounds, so tune in! We'll be back on Wednesday at 1:30p EST (GMT -5).


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TTT#368 Connected Ed-Teacher Voice w/ Meenoo Rami, Kevin Hodgson, Karen Fasimpaur, Jo Paraiso, Chad Sansing, Maribeth Whitehouse

Sun, 2014-02-02 04:07

61:44 minutes (42.39 MB)

Teacher voice is our theme on this episode of TTT recorded on 10.16.13 in the middle of Connected Educators Month http://connectededucators.org/. Raising teacher voice is an ongoing theme on TTT, and we welcomed this opportunity to re-join the conversations that we hosted in May and June, 2013:

  • TTT#351 Teachers Speaking Up http://edtechtalk.com/node/5198
    On this... episode... we talk about how, when, why, and where to speak up!
     
  • TTT#353 Teachers Speaking Uphttp://edtechtalk.com/node/5200
    A provocative conversation about Teachers Speaking Up w/@AndreaZellner, @KSchulten, @StevenZemelman, @Ochoajen @MsSandersTHS, @meenoorami, and Pat Delaney

On this episode of TTT we are joined by:

Meenoo Rami Kevin Hodgson Karen Fasimpaur
Johanna Paraiso Chandler Sansing Maribeth Whitehouse

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TTT#377 Dasani: Invisible Child Conversations w/ Marina Lombardo, Maribeth Whitehouse, Stephanie West-Puckett, Al Elliott 1.8.14

Mon, 2014-01-20 23:06

63:39 minutes (43.71 MB)

On this episode of TTT we offer a conversation about the NY Times articles on Dasani: Invisible Child http://www.nytimes.com/projects/2013/invisible-child/#/?chapt=1

We are joined by:

Marina Lombardo Maribeth Whitehouse Stephanie West-Puckett Al Elliott

We were moved the NY Times articles and the issues they raise. Many of us teach students similar to Dasani, and this Times series gives us a great opportunity to talk about the issues that students like her present in our classrooms.

This is our third conversation about Dasani and students who face similar challenges, and what it's like to be teachers in schools with students facing the challenges of poverty. Also see:

We'd love to know what your perspectives are on the issues raised in the Times series.
 

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TTT#367 Why Open Matters When We Share Curriculum - Connected Educator Month Series (2 of 5) 10.9.13

Sat, 2014-01-18 15:49

59:14 minutes (40.67 MB)

On this episode of TTT, recorded on 10.9.13 as part of our series of Connected Educator Month http://connectededucators.org shows, we explore why open matters when we share curriculum.

We are joined by:

Greg McVerry Christina Cantrill Johanna Paraiso
Karen Fasimpaur Joann Boettcher Sheri Edwards

Here's a Digital Is http://digitalis.nwp.org/ resource on this topic, written by one of our frequent (and always welcomed) guests on TTT, Karen Fasimpaur:

Why does "open" matter?

There is a lot of talk about "open" these days. It's the new black. It's cool and hip, and marketeers are calling their products "open," whether they are or not.

But what does "open" really mean? And why should we care?

For the purposes of this discussion, "open" refers to content that can be remixed, modified, and redistributed by anyone.

There's an endless supply of free content on the Internet. How is open different from everything else that is free? In the United States, any content that is not public domain (by virtue of its age or designation as such by the creator) is copyrighted, whether or not it is indicated as such. Subject to certain excpeptions such as fair use, the copyright owner has exclusive rights to reproduce, prepare derivatives, and distribute the copyrighted work (section 107 of the copyright law).*

Open-licensed content, though, can be reused and redistributed without prior permission.

The most common open licenses are those provided by Creative Commons. An attachment below summarizes the various licenses and gives more info about open resources.

As educators, why should we care about open? Some of the reasons include economics, remixability, and promoting a culture of sharing. We'll explore each of these in the chapters that follow.

BROWSE THIS RESOURCE

- See more at: http://digitalis.nwp.org/resource/3837#sthash.ewnNpvyc.dpuf

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TTT#371 Social Media in Schools? Paige Woodard, Jo Paraiso and her students: Bassam Taleb, Katia Navidad, Jorge Espinoza 11.6.13

Sun, 2014-01-05 16:55

61:11 minutes (42.01 MB)

On this episode of TTT we discuss social media in education with several high school students. We are joined by:

Paige is on a mission, and we learn a lot by when Joanna's students who are working on http://youthvoices.net join her in this conversation.

Here's what Paige wrote recently on Shane Haggerty's blog http://publicassemblypr.com/2013/10/31/what-i-learned-one-students-mission/:

Changing the education system is difficult, but tangible.

For the past three months I have focused on integrating social media into the education system and, surprisingly, have found countless administrators, teachers, and social media gurus alike that are passionate about assisting me in my mission.

My social media education mission began with a simple Twitter account and blog on WordPress, yet my ultimate goal is to film a DVD to sell to school administrators that will explain why social media is beneficial in the classroom and how it can be incorporated into the curriculum.

Paige also writes (in an email):

I am really interested in students' responsibility on social media and why they should monitor what they share, as college admissions and future employers alike research you on social media before accepting you into their college/university or allow you to represent their business.

I am also advocating for social media usage in the classroom because it exposes students to countless opportunities unavailable to them in their school district. As an example, without the use of social media and networking, I would not have made a presentation to Howard Rheingold's class at Stanford University.

I am happy to brainstorm any other ideas as well.

Want more? Here's Howard Rheingold's interview with Paige and and her teacher, Don Wettrick, "Freedom, Autonomy, and Digital Media at an Indiana High School" http://dmlcentral.net/blog/howard-rheingold/freedom-autonomy-and-digital-media-indiana-high-school

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TTT#366 Connected Educator Month w/ Sheri Edwards, Valerie Burton, Jo Paraiso, Joann Boettcher, K. Fasimpaur, Alan Levine 10.02

Sat, 2014-01-04 16:00

67:48 minutes (46.55 MB)

CEM 2013 is ON http://connectededucators.org/! This is the first of five special episodes of TTT http://edtechtalk.com/ttt we did as part of Connected Educator Month. We gathered for this episode of TTT on October 2 to talk about what it means for each of us to be "connected" -- and how this has changed our work with studnets. Enjoy!

Here's who join us for this episode:

Christina Cantrill Sheri Edwards Valerie Burton
Johanna Paraiso Joann Boettcher Karen Fasimpaur Alan Levine

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TTT#372 Get Skills! Be Awesome! Developments at DiY.org with Andrew Sliwinski, Megan Leppla, Jim Chandler, Chad Sansing 11.13.13

Fri, 2014-01-03 19:40

71:09 minutes (48.86 MB)

On this episode, along with Paul Oh, representing the National Writing Project's Educator Innovator project http://blog.nwp.org/educatorinnovator, we consider developments at DIY.org http://diy.org with Andrew Silwinski @thisandagain, Megan Leppla @MeganLeppla from DIY.org and Jim Chandler, Science teacher and DiYer from Auburn, Maine.

DIY.org http://diy.org is a "a community for passion-based learning." Enjoy!

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TTT#365 Colorado Floods and Youth Voices w/ Griffina Blake, Haley Sladek, Joann Boettcher, Maria Lam, Kiran Chaudhuri - 09.25.13

Thu, 2014-01-02 02:00

73:02 minutes (50.15 MB)

What an exciting group of teachers join us on this episode of TTT, recorded September 25, 2013. We talk about curriculum plans and using http://youthvoices.net together to connect our students and their inquiries. Enjoy this live webcast, and plan to join us soon on a Wednesday at 9PM Eastern/6PM Pacific.

Before all of that, at the beginning of this episode we take time to check in with a colleague who had been facing flooding in Colorado in the days before this webcast.

Joining us on this episode:

Griffina Blake Haley Sladek Joann Boettcher Karen Fasimpaur Maria Lam
Kiran Chaudhuri Marina Lombardo Jake Jacobs Tommy Buteau Aliyah Hayes

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TTT#373 Educating for Democracy in the Digital Age - NWP Annual Meeting - Young Whan Choi, Jo Paraiso, Paul Oh - 11.21.13

Wed, 2014-01-01 01:24

81:21 minutes (55.86 MB)

This is a special episode of TTT, edited from a recording of a session at the National Writing Project's Annual Meeting in Boston on November 21, 2013. In addition to the presenters, listed below, we are joined by Johanna's amazing students and the thoughtful participants in this session.

Here's how we described this session:

B7: Educating for Democracy in the Digital Age

1:30pm - 3:00pm Hynes, Level 1, 104

How do we help youth understand the potential for writing to have impact, leveraging authentic purposes and today’s online platforms? How do we prepare youth to be informed, engaged civic actors—community ready, in other words—and not simply college and career ready? The National Writing Project is partnering with the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) and the Civic Engagement Research Group at Mills College to undertake a district-wide effort called, "Educating for Democracy in the Digital Age." Join Paul Allison of the New York City Writing Project, and Jo Paraiso and Young Whan Choi of the OUSD, as they discuss—in person and virtually—a working partnership that leverages the Youth Voices platform as a means to support civic engagement in schools.

Presenter(s):
Paul Allison, New York City Writing Project 
Paul Oh, National Writing Project 
Johanna Paraiso, Oakland Unified School District 
Young Whan Choi, Oakland Unified School District 

On March 29, 2013 Paul Oh blogged in dComposing

What’s significant to me about the Educating for Democracy in the Digital Age effort, beyond its mission of youth civic engagement, is that OUSD teachers have taken on a great deal of the leadership – so there’s a grassroots, locally informed relevance to the work- and that it joins together in-school and out-of-school educational opportunities. Youth have gotten to work with nearby partners like KQED http://blogs.kqed.org/lowdown/ and far-flung partners like Youth Voices http://youthvoices.net. Ultimately, the hope is that all HS youth before they graduate will be able to engage in a capstone project that demonstrates the skill of issue analysis, the ability to take action, and a reflective stance. As one of my EDDA colleagues from OUSD, Young-Whan Choi, has said, we want our youth to come away from this educational opportunity – and their entire school career – not just college and career ready, but community ready. http://dcomposing.com/2013/03/29/educating-for-democracy-in-the-digital-age/

 

We are planning a follow-up TTT webcast with Young Whan Choi, Paul Oh, and teachers involved in "Educating for Democracy in the Digital Age" at 9PM Eastern/6PM Pacific on Wednesday, January 22, 2014. Please plan to join us at EdTechTalk/ttt http://edtechtalk.com/ttt

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TTT#364 Youth Voices-Sheri Edwards, Jo Paraiso, Andrew Wyndham, Tricia Clarke, Marina Lombardo, Jake Jacobs, Valerie Burton 9.18

Tue, 2013-12-31 02:02

64:24 minutes (44.22 MB)

On this episode of TTT, we invite you to meet other teachers who have been using Youth Voices this fall to connect their students.

We shared our plans... dreams... ideas... worries...  as we moved into the fall semester.

We hope you enjoy this informal "meet and greet" -- out of which we hope many new connections might grow.

We will be meeting to talk about Youth Voices and how it is (or isn't) fitting into our curriculum often as 2014 kicks off! We gather at EdTechTallk http://edtechtalk.com/ttt each Wednesday at 9PM Eastern /6PM Pacific.

Please plan to join us when you can.

It has been exciting to see the posts and the comments flying into Youth Voices again this fall!

All that is needed is an hour on Wednesday evening, earbuds, and a Google+ account that you can Hangout on.

Come join us for a conversation that could make all the difference for your students!

Here's who joined us on this episode of TTT:

Sheri Edwards Johanna Paraiso Andrew Wyndham Tricia Clarke
Marina Lombardo Jake Jacobs Valerie Burton

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TTT#374 New Youth Voices Connections: Shantanu Saha, Karen Fasimpaur, Jo Paraiso, Jake Jacobs, Paul Allison, Chris Sloan 12.4.13

Mon, 2013-12-30 19:40

On this episode of TTT six teachers get together to consider how they might get students more deeply connected on Youth Voices http://youthvoices.net.

Paul Allison http://youthvoices.net/ndss#courses and Chris Sloan http://youthvoices.net/Judge#sloan host:

for this conversation

Here are some of the questions we've been asking recently:

What if students were encouraged to create projects for each other? What's the difference between writing a "Discussion Post" and creating a "Wiki" page on a social network like Youth Voices? How might we consider connecting students more often in spaces like Skype or Hangouts? What would it take to build a "Youth Voices Live" space for young people? How can we engage students in deeper, meaning making in their conversations with each other?

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Notes from the Webcast:

Links and notes: http://navajokentuckians.com/ Hour of Code -http://csedweek.org/ Dec. 9-15     see also http://www.speedofcreativity.org/2013/12/02/the-hour-of-code/ Dec. 5 Webinar: Themes, Issues & Benefits of Learning To Code - https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cflb5ekh8pg5v10matkuo9kck0g http://youthvoices.net/discussion/government-lord-flies Shantanu's Literacy tasks Google Dochttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1Gf6103EMak2LKHDvodF1qTM6UDmivo35misHfv-JoN0/edit Kevin Bolshaw: Suggested reading: The Circle, by Dave Eggarshttp://www.amazon.com/The-Circle-Dave-Eggers/dp/0385351399 a great blog post by Gwyneth Jones re wikipedia http://www.thedaringlibrarian.com/2010/11/wikpedia-is-not-wicked.html leave voice comments on google docs for students: http://121writing.com/google/tutorial Chat from December 4, 201320:59Peggy George: Hi Paul and Nicole21:00Paul Allison: Hi Nicole. Please join us in the Hangout ON Air.21:00Paul Allison: Hi Peggy.21:00Peggy George: I love the ideas you're discussing tonight!!21:01Peggy George: Hi Karen!! Great to see you! Hope you're keeping warm!21:01karen (@kfasimpaur): Greeting, everyone!21:01Peggy George: audio and video is great! :-)21:02karen (@kfasimpaur): If you'd like to join the hangout, we're athttps://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/stream/7ecpi0tn2vm1rcaodd2ve6uvo0?authuser=0&hl=en21:02karen (@kfasimpaur): Hi, Peggy! Good to see you. (I've missed you since K12 Online wrapped up. :)21:02Peggy George: that bug is no fun!!!! I've had it for several weeks! Finally stopping my cough!21:03Peggy George: me too Karen!21:04Peggy George: Hi monika! Great to see you!21:04monika: hello21:05Peggy George: Hi Chris!!21:06karen (@kfasimpaur): Hi, Monika. Join us in the hangout?21:06Chris Sloan: Hi all21:06Peggy George:http://navajokentuckians.com/21:07karen (@kfasimpaur): Thanks, Peggy. Very neat.21:07Peggy George: Kids just know when their parents are preoccupied on the phone or computer :-) Play time!21:10Peggy George: are any of you participating in the Hour of Code?21:11karen (@kfasimpaur): There's a good webinar coming up on the benefits of teaching kids to code w/Mitch Resnick and others...looking for the link21:11Peggy George: http://csedweek.org/ Dec. 9-1521:11Peggy George: thanks :-)21:12karen (@kfasimpaur): Dec. 5 Webinar: Themes, Issues & Benefits of Learning To Code -https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cflb5ekh8pg5v10matkuo9kck0g21:12Peggy George: Wes Fryer just published a free ebook on programming with Hopscotch on the ipad :-)21:12Chris Sloan: I have a student who wants to do something with the hour of code next week21:13Chris Sloan: She told me that I should arrange to have kids join her after school next week.21:13Chris Sloan: So I guess I'm doing it too21:13karen (@kfasimpaur): :)21:13Peggy George: cool Karen! That's tomorrow :-)21:13karen (@kfasimpaur): I can't believe it's Dec.!21:15Peggy George: That souns terrific! (Shantanu) :-)21:19Peggy George: Wes's blog post on Hour of Code. He's teaching in a STEM classroom now.http://www.speedofcreativity.org/2013/12/02/the-hour-of-code/21:20karen (@kfasimpaur): I haven't jumped itno the latest Scratch yet....21:20Peggy George:http://www.speedofcreativity.org/2013/11/12/hopscotch-challenges-a-free-curriculum-ebook-for-ipad-coders/21:21Peggy George: link to Wes's ebook about Hopscotch21:21Peggy George: the new Scratch is fun :-) web based :-)21:26Chris Sloan:http://youthvoices.net/discussion/government-lord-flies21:27Peggy George: that looks like a wonderful conversation on that blog post!21:31Chris Sloan: pretty impressive work being done in "advisory"21:31karen (@kfasimpaur): no kidding!21:33Peggy George: are any of you leaving voice comments on google docs for students?http://121writing.com/google/tutorial21:36Peggy George: Shantanu is doing some fantastic things with his students! He needs a whole show to share it all with us :-)21:37Peggy George: I love the idea on the Titanpad of encouraging students to create projects for each other. :-) & then connecting with each other via Skype or GH21:37Chris Sloan: Agreed Peggy.21:37Chris Sloan: Right now I've been trying to collaborate with another school in Philly via Popcorn21:38Peggy George: how is that working?21:39Peggy George: that would be a powerful experience for the students!21:40Peggy George: could you focus the hangout on one studen'ts blog post?21:40Peggy George: and have that student facilitate the conversation?21:41unnamed: Use fishbowl -- kids in front of camera to converse, others behind, and can trade places.21:41Peggy George: that's a very effective strategy!! fishbowl!21:41Peggy George: they can learn as much by watching sometimes as they can participating :-)21:42Sheri Edwards: This is Sheri: I don21:42Peggy George: love what johanna is describing!!21:42Peggy George: Hi Sheri :-)21:42Sheri Edwards: Oh, now my chat is working again.21:42Sheri Edwards: Hello all.21:43Peggy George: isn't that frustrating when it freezes up and you're in the middle of typing something!21:43Peggy George: great to see you!!21:43Peggy George: I want to be in the virtual fishbowl for that discussion!!! Sounds amazing!21:45Peggy George: I love hearing these stories/experiences!21:45Peggy George: sounds like informal is much more successful than formal!21:47Peggy George: even though it's informal I still think it needs a purpose/focus so they feel like they have something to talk about21:47unnamed: hello, I am lurking, (Kevin)21:48Peggy George: totally agree Paul!!! we're on the same wavelength21:48Peggy George: Welcome Kevin! You can add your name at the top of this chat and claim your color :-)21:48Sheri Edwards: Hi Kevin. I think his name will show up on the second input. That's what mine did.21:54Peggy George: Thanks for posting the link to Shantanu's Google Doc21:55Peggy George: lost the connection to chat and had to refresh page21:56karen (@kfasimpaur): we're back...21:56Peggy George: I love the idea about connecting with the senior projects! process as well as content :-)21:56karen (@kfasimpaur): Hi Sheri and Kevin. (belated)21:56Sheri Edwards: Flash update interrupted my connection :)21:57Peggy George: weird things happening!21:58Peggy George: a great blog post by Gwyneth Jones re wikipediahttp://www.thedaringlibrarian.com/2010/11/wikpedia-is-not-wicked.html22:01Peggy George: that sounds like such a powerful experience and creating a video takes it to another level!22:01karen (@kfasimpaur): truly22:01Sheri Edwards: That is amazing. What a wonderful project.22:02Peggy George: incredible!! it's something they will remember forever!22:02Kevin Bolshaw: Suggested reading: The Circle, by Dave Eggars22:02Sheri Edwards: Thanks, Kevin22:03Peggy George: thanks!!http://www.amazon.com/The-Circle-Dave-Eggers/dp/038535139922:04Peggy George: these are great ideas!!!22:05Peggy George: let's absolutely continue this conversation!! very exciting ideas! you are all so inspiring!22:05Kevin Bolshaw: possible hook for students: making mini video productions22:05Kevin Bolshaw: (use for hangouts)22:05Sheri Edwards: Thanks.22:05Peggy George: absolutely Kevin!!22:06karen (@kfasimpaur): Good night, everyone. Thanks for being here. (I agree Kevin.)22:06karen (@kfasimpaur): See you next time.22:06Kevin Bolshaw: Sorry to be late and I need to connect, thanks for sharing22:06Peggy George: thank you all!! see you next week!22:06Peggy George: come back next week Kevin :-)22:07Kevin Bolshaw: I just need a little prodding : )22:07Peggy George: :-)22:07Peggy George: we all do22:07Peggy George: I subscribe to the calendar so it's always on my google calendar. Really helps!   
58:38 minutes (40.26 MB)

On this episode of TTT six teachers get together to consider how they might get students more deeply connected on Youth Voices http://youthvoices.net.

Paul Allison http://youthvoices.net/ndss#courses and Chris Sloan http://youthvoices.net/Judge#sloan host:

for this conversation

Here are some of the questions we've been asking recently:

What if students were encouraged to create projects for each other? What's the difference between writing a "Discussion Post" and creating a "Wiki" page on a social network like Youth Voices? How might we consider connecting students more often in spaces like Skype or Hangouts? What would it take to build a "Youth Voices Live" space for young people? How can we engage students in deeper, meaning making in their conversations with each other?

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TTT#363 - Michigan State Master of Arts in Educational Technology 9.11.13

Mon, 2013-12-30 02:17

70:38 minutes (48.5 MB)

This episode of TTT, recorded on September 11, 2013, is a conversation with teachers in the Michigan State Master of Arts in Educational Technology (MAET) program http://edutech.msu.edu/programs/masters/.

The MSU MAET program is offered in three different formats: a hybrid summer cohort on campus in Michigan, fully online, and overseas (this past summer the program was in Galway, Ireland.) On this episode of TTT, teachers from these different cohorts discuss what they learned this summer and how that's impacting their school year ahead.

Chris Sloan hosts these teachers for an informal conversation about their experiences in Galway, Ireland this summer and their plans for this fall: Marcie Lewis, Blair Winters, Jeffrey Fisher, Annie Kim, Ray Stuckey, and Bob Larocque.

Enjoy this conversation with some dynamic teachers who are wisely incorporating technology into their teaching.

 

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