TTT #289: Connected Learning: Elyse Eidman-Aadahl, Clifford Lee, Katie MacKay, Meenoo Rami, Lacy Manship, Antero Garcia 3.21.12
On this episode of +Teachers Teaching Teachers, we talk about Connected Learning/connecting-our-learning with Elyse Eidman-Aadahl and this amazing group of NWP teacher leaders listed here: Paul Allison, Chris Sloan, Clifford Lee, Fred Mindlin, Katie MacKay, Chad Sansing, Meenoo Rami, Lacy Manship, and Antero Garcia
You can see some of what we discuss through the following links:
- Read the Connected Learning Principles document: http://connectedlearning.tv/connected-learning-principles
- Visit the NEWLY LAUNCHED Connected Learning community site: http://connectedlearning.tv/
- Get a summary at Mimi Ito's blog: http://www.itofisher.com/mito/weblog/2012/03/connected_learning.html
- And see some of the research through the Connected Learning research network: http://clrn.dmlhub.net/
08:38 guest-3613: Hi there, welcome to tonight's discussion
08:38 guest-3612: Glad to be here tonight!
08:38 guest-3613: who else is here? Please say hello and where you're from?
08:41 guest-3618: Hello ... Christina from Philly!
08:41 guest-3612: Hi Christina
08:41 Paul Allison: https://plus.google.com/u/0/113993022447291199374/posts/QDvHyCLgoLz
08:43 Paul Allison: We will be with you in just a minute.
08:44 guest-3618: Hello Elyse ... Hi Meenoo and Paul ...
08:44 guest-3617: Hi everyone
08:44 guest-3618: Hi Antero!
08:45 guest-3618: Paul, just fyi I'm going to hang out in the back channel here ... you have enough guests ...
08:45 guest-3618: and I'll be available to help folks get on who haven't been here before too in case.
08:47 guest-3610: Hi everybody
08:47 guest-3618: If Katie has to call in she has a number, right?
08:47 guest-3618: Hi Aram!
08:48 guest-3610: Hi Paul and Paul and Christina and all
08:48 guest-3618: never mind ... I see in her email she has your phone number ... that's fine.
08:48 guest-3612: Christina, there's a new blog post at DI with some resource links. You might post it for folks.
08:49 guest-3613: HI Christina
08:49 guest-3518: Hi all
08:49 guest-3435: Howdy, All -
08:50 guest-3518: ending the third quarter at my school tomorrow
08:50 guest-3618: Cliff -- yes
08:51 guest-3623: howdy
08:52 guest-3618: Hi Traci!
08:52 guest-3625: Hey everyone!
08:52 pgeorge: Hi everyone
08:52 guest-3625: Christina and everyone else, I'm in the hangout but willing to give up my space if one of you would like to join in.
08:53 guest-3433: dang. full house
08:53 guest-3625: monika, feel free to jump into the hangout
08:53 pgeorge: thanks Paul! it really helps when people say their names when they speak :-)
08:54 guest-3625: i can drop out
08:54 guest-3433: you're good
08:54 guest-3618: connectedlearning.tv
08:54 guest-3433: http://connectedlearning.tv/
08:54 guest-3626: Hi all!
08:54 guest-3618: :)
08:55 guest-3618: Hi Monika ... Hi Troy!
08:55 guest-3433: principals: http://connectedlearning.tv/what-is-connected-learning
08:55 guest-3625: Hey Troy
08:55 guest-3610: Digital Media and Technology conference...http://dml2012.dmlcentral.net/
08:55 guest-3433: hi Christina
08:56 pgeorge: Mimi Ito was on Steve Hargadon's interview last week. :-)
08:56 guest-3433: changing up the convo/the questions..
08:56 guest-3618: here is the recording of Mimi Ito on the Hargadon show, http://www.stevehargadon.com/2012/03/live-monday-march-12th-with-mimi-it...
08:56 guest-3623: DMT = DML ?
08:56 guest-3626: Any other way to listen besides the livestream?
08:57 guest-3626: I am at a hotel... bad internet...
08:57 guest-3433: digital media and learning dml
08:57 guest-3625: Troy, I think the livestream is the only way to listen
08:57 guest-3618: are you here Troy? http://www.livestream.com/teachersteachingteachers ... oops, I suppose you are.
08:58 pgeorge: @hickstro-don't think there is another audio source for this session
08:58 guest-3433: a definite watch: http://vimeo.com/37639766 Mimi, Connie & Katie via the brilliant Nic Askew - the essence of connected learning..
08:58 guest-3625: I love that video, Monika
08:59 guest-3626: Bummer... slow, slow connection here at the hotel. No video streaming with "free" wifi.
08:59 guest-3433: yes.. watch it everyday.. : )
08:59 guest-3626: I'll catch the podcast. Good luck all!
08:59 pgeorge: so sorry hickstro!
08:59 guest-3625: Thanks, Troy!
08:59 guest-3433: yes - excellent overview... summary
08:59 guest-3433: thank you
08:59 guest-3626: Me too! Enjoy the conversation!
08:59 guest-3623: hamago = hanging around, messing about, geeking out <-- do i have that right?
08:59 pgeorge: I'm glad Paul will be able to merge the audio--that was a great intro!
08:59 guest-3618: HOMAGO
09:00 guest-3623: so hanging OUT
09:00 guest-3618: :) Love it Katie!
09:00 guest-3618: @Traci yup!
09:00 guest-3623: thx
09:00 guest-3610: I just googled "hmago" and the images were mangos
09:00 guest-3433: someone could sing
09:00 guest-3610: not what you had in mind
09:00 guest-3433: while we're waiting
09:00 guest-3435: HOMAGO sign goes up in the classroom tomorrow. By the skate shop sign and the helpful "Air Brush" sign next to the air brush.
09:00 guest-3617: theme song: Domo Arigato Mr. Homago...
09:01 guest-3433: sing antero..
09:01 guest-3610: thanks
09:01 guest-3433: connect
09:02 guest-3433: http://connectedlearning.tv/what-is-connected-learning - again
09:02 pgeorge: http://connectedlearning.tv/infographic
09:02 guest-3435: Digital Is shares out the Connected Learning infographic (http://digitalis.nwp.org/site-blog/whats-buzz-about-connected-learning/3647) and principles (http://digitalis.nwp.org/site-blog/dml-researchers-introduce-connected-l...).
09:03 guest-3618: http://digitalis.nwp.org/site-blog/whats-buzz-about-connected-learning/3647
09:03 pgeorge: thanks for the links!
09:04 guest-3625: hey monika
09:04 guest-3433: ah shoot
09:04 guest-3625: i just got booted out of the hangout
09:04 guest-3433: froze
09:05 guest-3625: so you should free free to join
09:05 guest-3618: I can't hear now
09:05 guest-3618: connection lost :(
09:05 guest-3433: hold on Paul.. looks like everyone might have
09:05 guest-3625: ah, got it
09:05 guest-3618: back!
09:06 guest-3618: learning principles: interest-powered, peer supported, academically oriented ...
09:06 guest-3618: design principles: production-centered, openly networked, shared purpose
09:06 pgeorge: Paul, you're the master of technology! great recovery!
09:08 guest-3433: so good to see you two lovelies..
09:10 guest-3625: not being in the hangout lets me eat a banana
09:11 guest-3625: just to say, Katie was a marvelous presenter at the DML conference
09:12 guest-3618: let me second that @paul oh
09:12 guest-3618: wonder what's happening in google land tonight ...
09:12 guest-3625: she made a great case for the use of digital tools for her English language learners as a social justice issue
09:13 guest-3623: unfortunately, I do not know your faces. who is this speaking?
09:13 guest-3625: This is Chad Sansing speaking now
09:13 guest-3623: thank you
09:13 guest-3625: Chad teaches at a middle school in Virginia
09:13 guest-3433: hey - i keep losing livestream.. i'm heading into hangout if there's only nine. paul - tell me if you want back in..
09:14 guest-3625: Katie, who was the previous speaker, teaches at an elementary school in Austin
09:14 guest-3625: ok, cool, Monika
09:14 guest-3618: more from Chad, http://classroots.org/
09:14 guest-3625: You're welcome, Traci
09:17 guest-3435: Paul Oh: I knew you would have my introductory back.
09:17 guest-3625: totally, Chad
09:18 guest-3625: consider me your intern
09:18 guest-3435: Paul, you have flipped the Top Gun ending on me. I am quipless.
09:18 guest-3433: where is cliff?
09:19 guest-3625: Cliff is in the doc program at UCLA, Monika
09:19 guest-3618: Cliff is in LA now -- at UCLA
09:19 guest-3618: what paul said :)
09:19 guest-3625: I agree with Cliff
09:20 guest-3618: Fred is from Watsonville CA, Central Cal WP
09:20 guest-3435: Let me thank NWP, as Meenoo did, for supporting the DYN/NWP panel on digital composition at #DML2012, and for the continued opportunities to share and learn that NWP gives schools, teachers, and students.
09:20 guest-3625: We have to give a shoutout to Antero for organizing the public ed strand at DML
09:20 guest-3625: and really bringing more of a voice of k-12 educators into the conference this year
09:21 guest-3618: Meenoo organizes a chat every Monday night at 7pm at #engchat
09:21 guest-3433: 7pm est?
09:21 guest-3625: yes, 7 pm EST
09:21 guest-3618: yes, sorry. 7pm ET
09:23 guest-3625: love that - public school as a public event
09:24 guest-3625: "trailing edge" technologies - hadn't heard that term before
09:25 guest-3433: : )
09:26 pgeorge: thank you all for participating in this chat (outside of the hangout) Really helps me to stay connected. :-)
09:26 guest-3433: what's on antero's arm?
09:26 guest-3435: Don't know if my last two comments made it: love the idea of public school as public event; also, follow the librarians and maker spaces!
09:27 guest-3625: i'm pretty sure it's a tat
09:27 guest-3623: I'm hoping its his notes for what he's saying
09:27 guest-3433: yeah.. but what
09:27 guest-3433: find out paul
09:27 guest-3623: it's*
09:27 guest-3625: my new mission
09:27 guest-3433: this is a multi player game... eclectic people... needs to be everyone
09:28 guest-3433: everywhere.. any which way
09:29 guest-3625: here's a link to Antero's blog post reflection on DML: http://dmlcentral.net/blog/4467
09:29 Paul Allison: Chris's students at a Catholic HS were up in arms about how sex ed is taught?
09:30 guest-3433: they are when we free them up.. we just keep them so busy with standards..
09:30 guest-3617: gotta sign off for another meeting
09:30 guest-3617: enjoying this conversation though
09:30 guest-3625: see ya Antero!
09:30 guest-3612: By Antero!
09:30 guest-3433: thank you Antero
09:30 guest-3617: oh... just saw the question. my arm is a stanza from poem by this guy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Kaufman
09:30 guest-3433: want to know what your tatoo is
09:31 guest-3433: thanks
09:31 guest-3433: : )
09:32 guest-3618: thank you Antero!
09:32 guest-3518: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_NOT_SO_GREEN?SITE=AP&SECTION=H...
09:32 pgeorge: those partnerships make a huge difference
09:33 guest-3618: and thanks for asking about that too monika!
09:33 guest-3518: I'm wondering about the partnerships that lead to civic engagement
09:34 guest-3518: examples?
09:34 guest-3433: city as school, country as school, colin ward
09:34 guest-3433: change the convo.. ask new questions
09:35 guest-3433: get away from thinking.. class.. for one
09:35 guest-3433: self - assessment
09:35 guest-3623: khan university model
09:35 guest-3625: Chris Sloan, i would argue that youth voices is a partnershiip that facilitates civic engagement
09:36 pgeorge: good point Paul
09:36 pgeorge: Paul Oh :-)
09:36 guest-3625: a similar group: puget sound off http://pugetsoundoff.org/
09:36 guest-3625: Th anks!
09:37 guest-3433: yes, 5 yr olds know curiosity...
09:38 guest-3518: Agreed, Paul. But still my students get overwhelmed sometimes and shut down. We've been talking about that a lot
09:38 guest-3433: that's huge Chris
09:38 guest-3625: Lacy's work is so great and interesting
09:38 guest-3625: and what has come up in the convos, Chris?
09:39 guest-3618: see some of Lacy's work with her students here -- Wanna See A Movie? http://digitalis.nwp.org/resource/1807
09:40 guest-3625: i love the "Wanna See the Movie" resource, Christina
09:41 guest-3518: some media literacy kinds of stuff. How to judge credibility. Daisey in China has been a topic today. What is truth? What happens when dramatic truth still serves a shared purpose (even in Kony), etc
09:41 guest-3433: we need to be offering up spaces of permission... where they don't have our honey do list in hand
09:41 guest-3618: I think that it is fascinating too for the reasons that Lacy named ... the experience of connected learning in the early childhood classrooms
09:42 guest-3435: Viva agency.
09:42 guest-3625: seems like the media literacy question is one we're all dealing with, youth and adults alike
09:42 guest-3433: it's and...
09:43 guest-3625: "offering up spaces of permission" - you sound like Chad Sansing, Monika :)
09:43 guest-3433: i'm a chad groupie
09:43 guest-3625: me too, me too!
09:43 pgeorge: I think good early childhood teachers really "get" this! following the student lead and capturing it through observation, video, documentation to extend their learning. I can tell Lacy is an awesome teacher!
09:43 guest-3435: I sound like Monika on my best-self days, Paul.
09:44 guest-3618: I agree pgeorge ... that's what I am thinking about too....
09:44 guest-3618: at least seems like a really rich source of learning and reflection
09:45 pgeorge: early childhood teachers don't think in terms of subjects--they start from where the child is and help them grow
09:45 guest-3625: great point - yes, starting from where the child is critical
09:46 guest-3433: wow
09:46 guest-3618: I love the nail polish story!
09:46 guest-3433: who's to say what silly is.. no?
09:48 pgeorge: yes great stories!
09:48 guest-3625: when i taught 2nd grade, we used to have reading buddies with a fifth grade class
09:48 pgeorge: I always loved those cross-grade connections and so did the students!
09:49 guest-3625: it was one of my kids' favorite moments - connecting with others, sharing
09:49 guest-3435: A couple of projects come to mind: a blog/website for a class skateboard design shop; a student interested in opening a label for his brother and local punks connected with a high school friend of mine who runs a home-recording vinyl label; students sharing civics & criminal-justice process themed fan fic based on video game and cartoon characters; mosaic-making spreading between classes and students as self-directed work.
09:50 pgeorge: wow Chris! great ideas!
09:51 pgeorge: like the name of passion projects :-)
09:51 pgeorge: they are probably their favorite days of the week
09:52 guest-3433: exactly
09:52 guest-3618: I love Meenoo enthusiasm about her own learning from her students -- yes! A Digital Is is post is a GREAT idea :)
09:52 pgeorge: I agree Christina!
09:52 guest-3518: Recent example of connected learning on Youth Voices: http://youthvoices.net/discussion/why-i-think-war-drugs-needs-end
09:54 guest-3618: i-search is a foundation of Youth Voices -- right Paul?
09:54 pgeorge: did she say iServed?
09:54 guest-3435: Go, go, awesome learners!
09:54 guest-3618: Paul and Chris, I mean?!
09:54 pgeorge: aha-i-search
09:54 guest-3618: i-Search
09:55 guest-3623: Ken Macrorie
09:55 guest-3518: I-Search has a lot in common with Youth Voices. Based on students authentic inquiry.
09:56 guest-3623: I was chastised the first time I assigned I-Search papers
09:56 guest-3518: more social than the I-Search though, I'd say
09:56 pgeorge: really Traci??? why?
09:56 guest-3623: they were considered "less formal" kinds of writing
09:57 guest-3623: Which I think was my advisor's way of complaining about i-language versus the more objective formal language of the cardboard research paper
09:58 guest-3618: keep telling stories!
09:58 pgeorge: i-Search Paper book revised in 1988 :-) Love it!! Still has some relevance
09:58 guest-3618: you all are powerful storytellers ... and these are powerful important stories!
09:58 guest-3433: http://connectedlearning.tv/weekly-webinar-series
09:59 guest-3435: If media literacies can't be taught - in that direct-instruction sense of the word - at school, they can surely be learned given rich, trusting communities and choice.
09:59 pgeorge: I agree! the stories really help to understand the philosophical points
09:59 guest-3435: Team Paul Allison or Team Paul Oh?
09:59 guest-3435: We need tee shirts.
09:59 guest-3433: thanks guys...
10:00 guest-3625: tshirts for sure
10:00 pgeorge: yes Chad--focus on the learning rather than the teaching
10:00 guest-3623: Thanks everyone
10:00 guest-3625: yes, thanks everyone!
10:00 pgeorge: hahaha Monika!
10:00 guest-3435: Thanks, NWP & MacArthur!
10:00 pgeorge: tshirts and mugs :-)
10:00 guest-3625: such a great conversation
10:00 pgeorge: thank you all!
10:00 guest-3618: Thank you everyone! You are awesome.
10:00 guest-3612: Thank you everyone.
10:00 guest-3625: night, all!
10:00 guest-3435: Word.
10:00 guest-3618: And thank you EdTechTalk ... you guys are working on connected learning too :)
10:00 guest-3613: night everyone, Thanks again for invitation
10:00 guest-3625: you were terrific, Meenoo
10:01 guest-3613: Thanks Paul