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On this episode of Teachers Teaching Teachers, we talk about important changes (improvements, we hope) that we’ve been making to our Drupal site for students, Youth Voices. We invited teachers who are using Youth Voices this year. Listen to find out what how they are planning to use this social networking site with their students this coming year.
Youth Voices is much more than a web site. It is a community of teachers, working together to concoct a collaborative curriculum that supports our students in peer-to-peer online discussion. Chris Sloan, Paul Allison, and Susan Ettenheim started working together on this project in 2003. As we begin the 2009-2010 school year, we are excited to invite you and many more teachers into this work.
We are in the process of making several important changes to Youth Voices. Here are a couple:
- Collaborative Curriculum: http://youthvoices.net/curriculum — We’re building it now. Join us!
- The guides http://youthvoices.net/guides have been updated, organized… and there is more work needed here.
- There are now three main ways for students to add Discussions to the site - See under Add a Discussion.
There is more! But that’s probably enough for now. Please enjoy this podcast. It's one of our "staff meeting" podcasts where we make public the planning that used to be done in private. If you are interested, we would love to work with you and your students this year. Just join the site, and let us know.
Click Read more to see a transcript of a chat that was happening during the webcast.