It’s Elementary show # 27 was a discussion with Angela Maiers about
21st century literacies. Angela is located in Clive, Iowa and currently
works as an independent consultant with both schools and employers. She
explained the brain research that is the foundation for these literacy
strategies was first discussed in the literature five decades ago.
Angela divides these literacies into several important categories
(quoting from her website):
This week our guests were Kathy Cassidy from Moose Jaw SK , a grade 1 teacher, Leah Welch from Hamden Maine, a grade 1 teacher and formerly a kindergarten teacher, and Amanda
Marrinan from Brisbane Australia who teaches 6 and 7 year olds. These
teachers do amazing things with their students - blogging, video,
moodle, google docs, and more. Kathy, Leah and Amanda sharedtheir practice and talked about the details in how
they make things work. The time flew as we all listened to the stories of their work with young children.
Passions were discussed this week. Maria Knee and Lisa Parisi discussed passions other than teaching with Alice Mercer, Scott Shelhart, and Pat Hensley. Since our passion is talking, we didn't always stay on topic but the conversation was rockin'.
Do you have your EdTechTalk stuff yet? Did you know there are T-shirts, hats, coffee mugs, buttons, magnets, and tote bags available? They're all based on Wordle interpretations of the EdTechTalk Delicious tags.
What are you waiting for? These are limited edition items. Shop now and avoid the rush!