Teachers Teaching Teachers #180 - What was new for you in 2009 that you're bringing into 2010 - 12.23.09

72:57 minutes (16.7 MB)

At the end of 2009, we invited teachers to skype in to Teachers Teaching Teachers to tell us about something they did with their students that year.. something that was new and something that they want to keep exploring in the coming year.

We asked them to to paint a picture for us of what it looks like when you are using this new (to you) tool, approach, or idea in your classroom. We did not invited any specific guests on to this show that was moderated by Paul Allison, Susan Ettenheim, and Chris Sloan.

“The show’s success comes from our motto: Keep it real,” says Allison. “We always ask each other and our guests to ‘paint a picture’ for us, ‘describe what it looks like on Monday morning.’”

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21st Century Learning #89

16:57 minutes (7.79 MB)

21st Century Learning #89xbox 360
Holiday Shopping Guide and Plans for 2009
December 18, 2008

Two quick rounds of geeky holiday wishes and then some goal setting for 2009.

We wish you all a happy holiday season and look forward to getting back together in 2009.

Our next show will be January 8, 2009 at 1:00pm (NOTE NEW TIME).

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21st Century Learning #83: NEIT2008 Preview

21:29 minutes (9.86 MB)

21st Century Learning #83NEIT2008
NEIT 2008 discussion with Aaron Grill
November 6, 2008

We discussed the NEIT 2008 conference with Aaron Grill, preseident of NYCIST, the New York Consortium of Independent School Technologists. 

Topics include the unconference plan, the tools we expect everyone to use during the conference, and the goals we each had for the conference.

We're psyched that David Shipley author of SEND, and Sylvia Martinez from Gen Yes as our keynoters and conference participants. 

Next week, we'll be speaking with Scott McLeod about Disrupting Class.  See you then!

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Teachers Teaching Teachers #122 From Google Docs for Presidents to Drupal sites for Youth Voices - 09.17.09

72:35 minutes (16.63 MB)

On this week's Teachers Teaching Teachers, we followed up on two collaborative projects that some of us have been working on: a new Drupal site for Youth Voices and "Letters to the Next President: Writing Our Future"

Paul Oh stopped by to report on the launch of the Website for teachers, which allows us to post student writing to the Letters to the Next President: Writing Our Future website. Paul Oh directed us to the website where: "At the secure area of that site, you will be able to log in using your Google account information. Once you do so, further directions will help you manage your students' pieces that were published using the special project submission
template described in Step 2. At that point, your students' work will be publicly visible along with all the writing from across the country."

Several teachers have tip-toed into Youth Voices, and on this podcast we report on the mechanics of joining this site and creating groups. Listen in, then consider having your students join us.

We invited several teachers and student to come talk about the site. In particular we talked about how to use the groups function of our new Drupal baby. (Thanks Bill Firtzgerald!) For
example, we set up a Digital Photography Community Group and a literature-focused inquiry group, "Catastrophe and Resiliency":

A space where we can take a stand against historical and current atrocities, genocides, ethnic cleanings, holocausts, occupations, and wars. A place to share our responses to books and stories about how humaity can not be stopped by these catastrophes, and how we must never again turn away from these disasters. A forum where we can connect around books, stories, and poems at all levels of difficulty and variety, books like Long Way Gone, What is the What? Persepolis, Maus, Night and other stories of spirit in the face of calamity.

Lindsea, a student from Hawaii joined us, and many others.

Looking for collaborative projects? Want to find out more? Listen to this podcast, and join in the coming weeks as we continue to plan together on Teachers Teaching Teachers.

21st Century Learning #72 - Planning Session

15:28 minutes (14.19 MB)

21st Century Learning #72
Planning Session - Spring 2008
May 14, 2008


arvind and Alex discuss where our show is and where they are going. We're hoping for some community input on this show. Who should we interview? Should our format change? What is good? What is bad? Do you want to be a guest host? Listen to this short show and then give us some feedback as a comment here or through twitter: or

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