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EdTechWeekly #124


42:46 minutes (19.58 MB)

EdTechWeekly #124
April 19, 2009

 

 

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Teachers Teaching Teachers #146 - What does Obama's Online Town Hall Meeting have to do with our classrooms? 04.01.09


32:30 minutes (10.63 MB)

Our guest on this Teachers Teaching Teachers podcast is David Colarusso, developer of communityCounts and a moderator of Ask the President.

A few weeks ago, as soon as Paul Allison had finished reading about “Ask the President” in The Nation, Barack Obama was conducting his first online town hall. Obama answered questions that had been voted to the top at WhiteHouse.gov, an exciting new process which was molded on a project that was created and is being hosted by our guest, David Colarusso, “a 30-year-old law student and former high school teacher.”

When Paul read that this web innovator and activist was a former teacher, he started thinking that David may have some thoughts about how my students and the students involved in our social network, http://youthvoices.net, might get involved in the “Ask The President” project or other communityCOUNTS projects.

Listen to our conversation with David Colarusso about “leveraging your voice for change.” We asked him how to “spark, collect, rank, and compel discussion for an assortment of web-content from Flickr to YouTube” using communityCounts.

 

Click Read more to see a transcript of a chat that was happening during the webcast.

21st Century Learning #100 Andy Zucker on Transforming Schools with Technology


32:25 minutes (14.88 MB)

Andrew Zucker21st Century Learning #100
Andy Zucker on Transforming Schools with Technology
April 9, 2009

Andy Zucker, author of Transforming Schools with Technology: How Smart Use of Digital Tools Helps Achieve Six Key Education Goals and Senior Research Scientist at the The Concord Consortium joined us to discuss integrating education and technology in the classroom. 

A conversation concentrating on the core of what educational technologists should be working in this, the first decade of the 21st Century.

Click here for the chat transcript
 

 

It's Elementary #33, Interactive Whiteboards


59:36 minutes (13.64 MB)

In this edition of It's Elementary we discuss Interactive whiteboards with our guest Lisa Parisi and our in house expert Maria Knee.  Our conversation centered around the use of the interactive whiteboards in a student centered curriculum.  We heard example of best practices both for Smart Boards given by Lisa Parisi and Promethean given by Maria Knee.  The discusion and comments coming out of the chatroom were very informative. For more details check out the text chat.

2009-04-16- SEEDLINGS Google Fest Show


65:03 minutes (29.78 MB)

Join Alice and Cheryl as we interview Kern Kelley, Sarah Sutter, all from Maine in our Google Fest Show. Bob is out at his daughters show for the evening. Part way through the show we brought in Melanie Holtsman, from Jacksonville, FL, who was on the show last week. We met Melanie at the NYC GTA 08 meet up.

The chat will be added tomorrow and it is full of amazing links.

As you will hear, the interest generated by a Google discussion is huge. We had fun, we hope you do too.

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by Dr. Radut