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.
We invited theee students to "talk it over." Katie had written about her experiences of being in Chicago and in Grant Park on the night that Barack Obama was elected. Dominique commented on Katie's post in such a way that Katie's teacher, Chris Sloan and Dominique's teacher, Paul Allison decided that it might be interesting to invite Katie and Dominique, along with another student, Farisa, to get together on Teachers Teaching Teachers to talk things over.
That's where this show begins.
In addition the students were joined by Elizabeth Berryman, Director of the PBS Teacher Center in Virginia. Elizabeth provided some follow up to a project that Susan Ettenheim's students at Eleanor Roosevelt High School in New York City participated in.
On November 4th, Katie, a senior at the Judge Memorial Catholic High School in Salt Lake City, Utah, and her mother "coincidentally" found themselves in Chicago.
Tom Daccord joined us this week to discuss "The Great Debate of 2008" project. An interesting coversation about using Wikis and NINGs to facilitate online interactions between students at schools around the country.
Next Thursday, November 6th. 2008 at 2:30 EST we'll be doing a NEIT 2008 preview show. See you there.
21st Century Learning #82 Tom Daccord
October 30, 2008
Tom Daccord joined us this week to discuss "The Great Debate of
2008" project. An interesting coversation about using Wikis and NINGs
to facilitate online interactions between students at schools around