Teachers Teaching Teachers #107 - What have we learned this year with VoiceThread? 06.04.08

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Join Matt Montagne, Ben Papelle, Susan Ettenheim, Paul Allison, Chris Sloan, Bill O'Neal, and Hannah Feldman in a reflective conversation about where we have come this year, and where we want to go next year.

We especially look at how to move beyond our initial infatuation with VoiceThread to a more long-lasting relationship that emphasises what VoiceThread probably does best: inspire, generate, and build online conversatons.

Here are a couple of VoiceThreads that were made back in February 2008. Many of us used these to prepare our students for the Many Voices for Darfur project that George Mayo and Wendy Dexler organized in the first week of March 2008.

I present this pair of VoiceThreads as an example. By comparing the presentation that I, Paul Allison, made (top) with the of the kind of collaborative space created by Bill Ferriter (Darth Tater) and his 6th Graders in North Carolina (bottom), we can begin to understand the constructive critique that we build up to on this podcast.

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Teachers Teaching Teachers #93 - Open Curriculum Planning - 02.27.08

Imagine, if you would, your department meeting webcast live every month or so. At it's core, that's what we aim for at Teachers Teaching Teachers, and there's more. In this podcast, we go back to the basics, back to the making public our private curriculum discussions. Five National Writing Project teachers and two guests joined together to check what our students were doing and what we were thinking. We work together with a group of sites:

The curriculum we build together is beginning to be gathered together in places like these: On this podcast Paul Allison and Susan Ettenheim, from New York City were joined by:
  • Chris Sloan, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Bill O'Neal, Trenton, New Jersey
  • Lynne Culp, Los Angeles, California
  • Mike Sansone, Iowa
  • Jim Sigler, Missouri

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Teachers Teaching Teachers #88 - Me and my inquiry in relation to a whole community of learners - 01.23.08

Listen to seven National Writing Project teachers plan a Spring Blogging curriculum together.

Find out if seven people can plan a curriculum together over skype. These seven teachers from Writing Projects across the country met and planned a 15-week blogging curriculum that they have started to put together (click read more).

  • Bob Levin and Gail Desler (Area 3 Writing Project, Sacramento, CA)
  • Woody Woodgate (Alaska Writing Project, Marshall, Alaska)
  • Bill O'Neal (Trenton, NJ Writing Project)
  • Chris Sloan (Wasatch Range Writing Project, Salt Lake City, Utah)
  • Paul Allison and Susan Ettenheim (New York City Writing Project)
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Teachers Teaching Teachers #83 - Tagging, Ceramics, Digital Photography, and More

Listen in as these eight teachers have a wide-ranging conversation during one of their virtual staff meetings, where they discuss their work together.
  • Paul Allison, East Bronx Academy for the Future, Bronx, NY
  • Lee Baber, J. Frank Hillyard Middle School, Broadway, VA
  • Susan Ettenheim, Eleanor Roosevelt High School, New York, NY
  • Russ Knopp, Preston Hall Middle School, Waitsburg, WA
  • Matt Montagne, University School of Milwaukee, WI
  • Bill O'Neal, Trenton High School West, Trenton, NJ
  • Chris Sloan, Judge Memorial High School, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Woody Woodgate, Marshall School, Marshall, AK
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Teachers Teaching Teachers #76 - Coming and Going from Georgia, California, New York, Utah, Virginia...

Join our virtual staff room as we check in with a couple of 9th graders from Virginia--Victoria and Zack--along with teachers from these schools:

  • East Bronx Academy for the Future, New York City - Paul Allison
  • J. Frank Hilliard Middle School, Shenandoah Valley, Virginia - Lee Baber
  • High School at UCLA, California - Lynne Culp
  • Westwood Schools, Camilla, Georgia - Vicki Davis
  • Eleanor Roosevelt High School, New York City - Susan Ettenheim
  • Florin High School, Sacramento, California - Bob LeVin
  • Judge Memorial High School, Salt Lake City, Utah - Chris Sloan



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