49:05 minutes (22.48 MB)
September 19, 2010
Guest Host: Diana Laufenberg, Science Leadership Academy
Dave, John, and Jen welcome guest host Diana Laufenberg to continue the new format for EdTechWeekly that offers a deeper look into a smaller number of topics each week. This week, the discussion focuses on the following topics:
- Dave's Link: http://partners.becta.org.uk/page_documents/research/emerging_technologies07_chapter2.pdf Learning networks in practice, Stephen Downes, NRC. Dave is going to address the broader topic of learning networks in practice.
- Jen's Link: Jen is going to take the opportunity to get our guest host's perspective on involving students in an externally supported science design challenge, such as http://www.nasarealworldinworld.org/Home.aspx. Some questions to consider are: How can teacher's work this into their semester / school day planning? What is the motivation for a teacher / students / professional mentor to participate?
- John's Link: Using custom search engines to tailor results (http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=129709336). See also SeekFind (http://seekfind.org/), Jewogle (http://www.jewogle.com/), and I'mHalal (http://www.imhalal.com/beta/).
- Diana Laufenberg: Newstrust (http://newstrust.net/). Using the network to verify/validate the claims made in current news stories.
Join us for next week's guest: Camilla Elliot, Teacher/Librarian from Melbourne, Australia.