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Vinnie, Alex, and arvind discuss the NAIS Speed Innovation sessions that they are presenting at. Alex and arvind will present the top ed tech trends educators need to know about and Vinnie will present on Google Apps. This was a great planning show and we're excited to get working on our presentations. If you have any ideas for us, leave us a comment or tweet it out with the hashtag #ett21.
Social Media, Construction and 5th and 6th Grade Tech
arvind discusses Hewitt School's venture into Facebook and Twitter. Vinnie discusses the construction project that his school is diving into. Alex discusses teaching 5th and 6th grade Tech Classes in the fall. We wrapped with some conversation about Google and its recent upgrades.
— to join us again, this time to reflect on the workshops, presentations, meetings, and conversations in the hallway that might still have been fresh in their memories. We wanted to find out what they had learned at the NWP's Annual Meeting this year, and what they were planning to do with all of the connections and ideas they had brought home with them.
For this podcast, we invited five New York City educators who, at the time, were in the middle of a 3-week Summer Institute with the New York City Writing Project. Paul Allison and Shantanu Saha were the facilitators for this Institute in which participants were invited to:
Spend 12 days this summer with other New York City Writing Project teachers who use technology in their classrooms. Share the ways we use the Internet to make student-to-student connections. Learn about a curriculum currently being developed and collaborated on by teachers across the nation. Explore how we use blogs, wikis, images, videos, podcasts, and other tools to inspire young people to do research into their own questions.
These are five of the teachers who joined us:
Charlie Freij, Technology/English Teacher, East Brooklyn Community High School
Doug Condon, Art Teacher, Academy of American Studies in Queens
Julio Benitez, English Teacher, High School for Construction Trades, Engineering, and Architecture, Queens
Karen Levy, Library Media Specialist, Christopher Columbus High School, Bronx
Michael Dodes, Library Media Specialist, samuel Gompers Career/Technonogy Ed High School, Bronx
We also had a wonderful surprise guest, Suzie Boss. Just before going live with this webcast (that is recorded here as a podcast), Paul noticed that Suzie Boss was online in Skype. Since we had been talking about her book earlier in the day, Paul took a chance and invited Suzie to join them. What an thoughful, supportive, informed guest she was!
And that's not all. We were also joined by Mike from Central Texas. He's been teaching for 40 years, using inquiry, Great Books Discussions, and the New Jersey Writing Project (in Texas) as his touchstones, and recently he has been exploring Web 2.0 tools. This was his first skype call.
How wonderful it was to add these names to our list of guests:
21st Century Learning #104
Teaching with Technology 2009 a NEIT Production
May 7, 2009
A conversation debriefing the NYSAIS Techning with Technology 2009. TWT2009 was a teacher lead technology professional development conference. Check out the session information at the wiki here: TWT2009 Schedule and notes.
What is your favorite technology professional development?