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.
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.
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?"
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 Peters 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."
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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