One of the request I've been getting quite often this semester is to put video clips in our Blackboard course. Faculty members are bringing large quantities of video clips on copyrighted DVD's to me and requesting that students be able to access and watch them via Blackboard (our course management system). We or they have gotten permission to put these on the server. The problem is that we don't have a streaming server.
The night before she started her Spring Semester classes at Eleanor Roosevelt High School in New York City, Susan Ettenheim participated in a dialogue via skype with teachers from four different Writing Projects: Paul Allison (NYC), Matt Makowetski (South Coast, CA), Bill O’Neal (Trenton, NJ), and Bob LeVin (Area 3 in CA). This is a podcast of that conversation.
Along with Chris Sloan in Salt Lake City (Utah WP), the six of us are beginning a complex, exciting collaboration with our students in an elgg, YouthVoices.net. Listen as we plan, take a look at Susan’s introduction to her students, and consider joining us. You might leave a comment here, then go over to YouthVoices and see what all the excitement is about.
EdTechTalk: Teachers Teaching Teachers #37
Rethinking Journalism with Chris Sloan
January 24, 2007
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Writing like the post that we’ve copied here makes it easy to listen to what our students think about our work with them. Here’s what a 9th grader in Chris Sloan’s class thinks about blogging at YouthVoices.net:
What makes a good blog post, by Parker at Judge Memorial High School, Salt Lake City
To create a really good blog post, I really think that people need to open up to the readers. Honesty is most effective, because the actual emotion that others put down is probably something that others have experienced, or can relate to. For example, i just read a letter a girl wrote to her father, but he passed away four years ago. It was the most personal, morose, true example of sadness that i have ever read, let alone on youthvoices. I don’t know anything like that personally, but the raw openness made it something that i felt, not just read. I’ve also published some poems on the site, and i’ve gotten some varied, but positive, responses to those, and that’s encouraging. more below
EdTechTalk: 21st Century Learning #23
Technology Projects in our Schools
November 28, 2006
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A conversation about the new projects that we are working on at our schools this year. Inspired by: K12Converge: From the Trenches. We discussed iPods, Video, Podcasting, Tablet PCs, SmartBoards, Faculty Professional Development and many other topics. We also started a new segment: Heard in our Schools. Check out the audio for details...