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Women of Web 2.0.7 - A Conversation with David Warlick and Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach

Women of Web 2.0.7
A Conversation with

Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach and David Warlick
December 12, 2006
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Teachers Teaching Teachers 32 - Updates from Eric Hoefler and Richard Stohlman

Teachers Teaching Teachers 32
December 13, 2006
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Please check this shows Google Notebook for links and additional materials: TTT32. Erick Hoefler and Richard Stohlman joined us to give us updates on their work with blogging and discussion forums in the high schools where they work.

Richard’s work with WordPress and WordPress MU is progressing, and he is looking for other high schools who would like to the students on his student’s blogs, especially Charlie’s Advisory’s New York Experience - 2006/2007.

Eric seems to be in the middle of adding to his technology repertoire. In addition to the committed, rich writing that he is having his students do on forums on a Joomla site, he is moving toward the use of an an elggspaces account in his creative writing classes.

Listen in as we discuss how blogs and discussion forums are folding into other cirricula. Some of the questions have to do with how to get other teachers in our buildings to buy in to these new technologies… and in particular, how to think about the process, less finished nature of blog posts when teachers are feel the need for finished products and projects. We talked about how much time blogging takes to develop. Many other issues came up as well, including how to bridge the gap between MySpace problems (although a student joined us to say that we exaggerate these) and the formal writing instruction found in many of our classrooms. Oh… and research. We plan to talk more about that soon.

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21st Century Learning: Professional Development Best Practices

EdTechTalk: 21st Century Learning #25
Professional Development Best Practices
December 12, 2006
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A conversation about Professional Development best practices based the NYCIST Faculty Professional Development Meeting held on December 6, 2006. Highlights from that meeting can be found on the School Computing Wiki.


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21st Century Learning #24: Faculty Professional Development

EdTechTalk: 21st Century Learning #24
Faculty Professional Development
December 5, 2006
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A conversation about Faculty Professional Development. We were joined by Bill Knauer, Director of Technology at Packer Collegiate School. The conversation began with three recent blog posts:

Arvind's Teachers Need Objectives
Bill Knauer on Packer's Tall Tuesdays
and Richard Kassissieh's on Laptop Computers and Teacher Change

Please check out the School Computing Wiki for notes from the meeting and the NYCIST (New York Independent School Technologists) web site and for the podcast (up soon) with even better thoughts and ideas about faculty professional development.


 

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